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#1 Marcello

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 11:50 AM

Listening to Shostakovich's 2nd piano concerto I remember seeing a ballett with that music. The company was probably American Ballet Theater in the early 80s. Who was the choreographer?

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 12:03 PM

Hi, Marcello, and welcome to BalletTalk.

ABT's Repertory Index lists a single ballet to Shostakovich, Concerto. Here are the particulars:
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Music by Dimitri Shostakovich (Piano Concerto No.2, op. 102)
Choreography by Sir Kenneth MacMillan
Staged by Georgina Parkinson and Wendy Walker
Costumes by Santo Loquasto
Lighting by Jean Rosenthal
World Premiere: Deutsch Oper Ballet, Stadtische Opera, West Berlin, 11/30/66
Original Cast: I. Didi Carli, Falco Kapuste; II. Lynn Seymour, Rudolf Holz; III. Silvia Kesselhelm
ABT Premiere: Civic Center, Jacksonville, Florida, 3/28/67
Staged by Ray Barra
Costumes by Jurgen Rose
Cast: I. Eleanor D'Antuono, Scott Douglas; II. Toni Lander, Bruce Marks; III. Cynthia Gregory

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 08:40 PM

Thanks a lot!


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