Pavane

Choreography by: George Balanchine

Music by: Maurice Ravel

Echoing its music, this ballet is a lament choreographed for a solo female dancer who carries with her a length of chiffon throughout the performance.

Performances

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Credits

Music
Pavane pour une Infante Défunte for piano (1899)(orchestral version, 1911)
Premiere
May 29, 1975, New York City Ballet, Ravel Festival, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Patricia McBride

Length
6 min.
Lighting by
Ronald Bates