Zakouski

Choreography by: Peter Martins

Music by: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky

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Credits

Music
Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 (1915) by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Parasha's Song from the opera Mavra (1921-22) by Igor Stravinsky, Cinq Melodies (Fourth Melody) (1920) by Sergei Prokofiev, and Valse-Scherzo, Op. 34 (1877) by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
Premiere
November 17, 1992, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Margaret Tracey, Nikolaj Hübbe

Length
15 min.

Zakouski is the Russian term for hors d'oeuvres. This ballet for two dancers set to four short works for violin and piano explores through vernacular gesture and movement the emotional terrain of its musical sources.