Tzigane

Choreography by: George Balanchine

Music by: Maurice Ravel

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Credits

Music
Tzigane (1924)
Premiere
May 29, 1975, New York City Ballet, Ravel Festival, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins

This choreographic fantasy on gypsy dance styles begins with the sound of a plaintive violin that signals the beginning of the ballerina's five-minute solo. At its end, she is joined by her partner and four couples.