Scherzo à la Russe

Choreography by: George Balanchine

Music by: Igor Stravinsky

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Credits

Music
Scherzo à la Russe (1944)
Premiere
June 21, 1972, New York City Ballet, Stravinsky Festival, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Karin von Aroldingen, Kay Mazzo

Length
4 min.
Costumes by
Karinska
Lighting by
Ronald Bates (original production); Mark Stanley (current production)

This brief, all-female ballet is a light-hearted and buoyant work that evokes the movements of Russian folk dances.



This brief work for two principal women and a female corps of 16 is reminiscent of Russian women’s folk ensembles.


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