Pastoral Dances

Choreography by: David Allan

Music by: Hugo Alfven, Kurt Atterberg, and Lars-Erik Larrson

Mr. Allan's second work for New York City Ballet is a seamless outpouring of virtuoso solos, lyrical duets, and folk-theme inspired ensembles. According to the choreographer "The music (a collage of orchestral works by three Swedish composers) has a great romantic quality and I wanted to create a ballet with different emotions." Mr. Allan has selected excerpts from the compositions of three outstanding Swedish composers whose lives spanned a period of enormous changes in music.

Performances

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Credits

Music
The Mountain King by Hugo Alfven; Suite No. 3 for Violin, Viola and String Orchestra by Kurt Atterberg; Pastoral Suite, Op. 19, The Winter's Tale by Lars-Erik Larrson
Premiere
May 18, 1994, The Diamond Project II, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Jenifer Ringer, Peter Boal, Kathleen Tracey, Arch Higgins, Wendy Whelan, Nikolaj Hübbe

Length
28 min.
Costumes by
Holly Hynes
Lighting by
Mark Stanley