Piano Pieces


Piano Pieces

"Piano Pieces" is a ballet made for New York City Ballet's Tschaikovsky Festival by balletmaster Jerome Robbins to the composer's music:

*"Danse Caracteristique", Op. 72, No. 4
*"Le Paysan Prelude", Op. 39, No. 12
*"Chanson Populaire", Op. 39, No. 13
*"Polka", Op. 39, No. 14
*"Le Petit Cavalier", Op. 39, No. 3
*"Reverie", Op. 9, No. 1
*"La Sorciere", Op. 39, No. 20
*"November", Op. 37b, No. 11
*"Natha-Valse", Op. 51, No. 4
*"Mazurka", Op. 39, No. 1
*"October-Chant d'automne", Op. 37b, No. 10
*"Polka de Salon", Op. 9, No. 2
*"Juin - Barcarolle", Op. 37b, No. 6
*"Scherzo a la Russe", Op. 1, No. 1

The premiere took place on June 11, 1981, at the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, with costumes by Ben Benson and lighting by Ronald Bates.

Cast

original

*Maria Calegari
*Kyra Nichols
*Heather Watts
*Ib Andersen
*Bart Cook
*Daniel Duell
*Joseph Duell

Jerome Robbins celebration Spring 2008

*Sara Mearns
*Abi Stafford
*Kaitlyn Gilliland
*Antonio Carmena
*Jared Angle
*Amar Ramasar
*Stephen Hanna

References

*"Playbill", New York City Ballet, Friday, May 9, 2008

*"Repertory Week", New York City Ballet, Spring Season, 2008 repertory, week 2

External links

* [http://jeromerobbins.org/ The Jerome Robbins Foundation and Trust website]

* [http://www.nycballet.com NYCB website]

* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D00E5DA1338F930A25755C0A967948260 NY Times review by Anna Kisselgoff, June 13, 1981]

* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9407E5D91338F937A25755C0A967948260 NY Times review by Anna Kisselgoff, June 14, 1981]

* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9402E0D71F39F93AA25752C1A967948260 NY Times review by Anna Kisselgoff, November 19, 1981]

* [http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FA0810FD355C0C718EDDA80894DA484D81 NY Times review by Jack Anderson, January 22, 1982]

* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0DE4DD1F38F931A15752C0A962948260 NY Times review by Jennifer Dunning, January 22, 1984]

* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE2DB113FF93BA35752C0A96E948260 NY Times review by Jennifer Dunning, January 8, 1988]

* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F03E2D71238F930A35751C0A9659C8B63 NY Times review by Jennifer Dunning, February 3, 2003]

* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0CE0D81038F93AA25755C0A9659C8B63 NY Times review by Jack Anderson, June 19, 2003]


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