Scherzo à la Russe

Choreography by: George Balanchine

Music by: Igor Stravinsky

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

4 Min.
Costumes by
Lighting by
Ronald Bates (original production); Mark Stanley (current production)