Suite from L'Histoire du Soldat

Choreography by: Peter Martins

Music by: Igor Stravinsky

L’Histoire du Soldat was composed by Stravinsky in 1917 and was first presented in 1918 in Lausanne, Switzerland.  Originally, it was a narrative ballet in five scenes; subsequent versions have given the music several very different interpretations and its choreographers have included Robert Helpmann, John Cranko, and Eliot Feld. Martins’ work is an abstract ballet for twenty-two dancers set to the concert suite Stravinsky created in 1920.

Performances

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Credits

Music
Suite from L'Histoire du Soldat (1918)
Premiere
January 29, 1981, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Darci Kistler, Ib Andersen, Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Kyra Nichols, Heather Watts, Victor Castelli, Bart Cook, Daniel Duell

Length
27 Min.
Costumes by
Ben Benson
Lighting by
Ronald Bates