Concert program for a performance by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Sergei J. Denham was the director. Three different dance pieces were performed: Serenade, music by P.I. Tschaikowsky; Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, music by Richard Strauss; and Gaite Parisienne, music by Jacques Offenbach. Emanuel Balaban conducted the music for all three performances. Inserted in the program is a small erratum describing cast changes.
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"SERENADE" "LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME" "GAITE PARISIENNE" The RECORD SHOP Phil Hart, Mgr. presents The BALLET RUSSE de Monte Carlo IN THE PORTLAND AUDITORIUM Thursday, November 16, 1944 AT 8:30 P. M. PLEASE NOTE the following cast changes, due to a leg injury sustained by MR. FRANKLIN. In Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Cleonte M. Nicholas MAGALLANES In Gaite Parisienne The Baron M. Nikita TALIN In Danses Concertantes Leon DANIELIAN in place of Frederic FRANKLIN In Rodeo The Champion Roper Mr. Herbert BLISS PROGRAM SERENADE Choreography by George BALANCHINE Costumes by Jean LURCAT Music by P. I. Tschaikowsky Costumes executed by H. MAHIEU, Inc. Just as symphonic themes integrate and flow one against another, so this ballet uses three types of movements in counterpoint: Sonatina, Waltz, and Adagio. The sonatina and walt2 are designed in ceaseless linear patterns danced on the "points" and the free plastic medium. The sonatina, a sombre adagio, calls forth two girls and a boy in a tragic pantomime against the background of the corps de ballet. Miss Ruthanna BORIS and Mr. Leon DANIELIAN Miss Ruth RIEKMAN and Mr. Nicolas MAGALLANES Misses Maria TALLCHIEF, Vida BROWN, Galina RAZOUMOVA, Julia HORVATH Misses Etheridge, Goddard, Svobodina, Chouteau, Cardone, Lanese, White, Clark, Weaver, Serova, Pasch, Seaver Messrs. Karel Shook, George Verdak, Alan Bank, Dick Johnson Conductor: Emanuel BALABAN INTERMISSION II. LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME Choreography by George Balanchine Music by Richard Strauss Scenery and costumes by Eugene Berman Scenery executed by E. B. Dunkel Studios Costumes executed by Karinska, Inc. This ballet depicts one episode from Moliere's immortal farce, "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme." A young man, Cleonte, is in love with M. Jourdain's daughter, Luetic M. Jourdain disapproves of the match, as Cleonte is not of noble birth and it is M. Jourdain's lifetime ambition to shed his middle-class status and rise to aristocracy. Cleonte and his valet, Coviel, impersonate respectively the son of the Great Turk and his ambassador, and under this disguise Cleonte asks for the hand of Lucile. Lucile, at first, unaware of Cleonte's disguise, bitterly resents the wedlock and not until Cleonte raises his mask does she willingly consent. In exchange for the hand of his bride, Cleonte makes M. Jourdain a Mamamouchi—a great dignitary of Turkey—"than which there is nothing more noble in the world," by means of an imposing ceremony. SCENE I In front of M. Jourdain's house Cleonte M. Frederic FRANKLIN Cloviel, his valet M. Peter DEIGN SCENE II In M. Jourdain's home M. Jourdain M. Michel KATCHAROFF Lucile, his daughter Mile. Nathalie KRASSOVSKA Nicola, her maid Mile. Vida BROWN Ladies in Waiting Miles. WHITE, SEAVER, CLARK, WEAVER Blackamoors MM. CORVINO, SHOOK, VERDAK, JOHNSON DIVERTISSEMENTS The Fencers MM. Nicolas MAGALLANES, Alexander GOUDOVITCH Pas de Sept Miles. Mary Ellen MOYLAN, Ruth RIEKMAN, Yvonne CHOUTEAU, Pauline GODDARD, Gertrude SVOBODINA, Galina RAZOUMOVA, Lillian LANESE Harlequinade Mlle. Ruthanna BORIS, MM. Leon DANIELIAN, Nikita TALIN Danse Indienne Miss Maria TALLCHIEF, Mr. Yurek LAZOWSKI Pas de Deux d'Amour Mile. Nathalie KRASSOVSKA, M. Frederic FRANKLIN Conductor: Emanuel BALABAN INTERMISSION BALLET RUSSE Program Tomorrow Evening: "SCHEHERAZADE' , Rimsky-Korsakoff music, Fokine choreography, featuring Tallchief, Lazowski, Danielian, and others. "DANSES CONCERTANTES" , new Balanchine ballet with music by Igor Stravinsky, with most of the leading dancers featured. "THE BLUEBIRD' , Krassovska and Danielian in the Tchaikovsky excerpt from "Aurora's Wedding". "RODEO' , Agnes De Mille choreography, music by Aaron Copland, featuring Etheridge, Franklin, and others. BOX OFFICE, 10 to 6, at THE RECORD SHOP, 808 S. W. Alder at Park. After 7:00 P.M. at the Auditorium. BALLET MUSIC on records____ Much of the music featured on the programs of the BALLET RUSSE is available on records. War-time production restrictions make it difficult to list records actually in stock, but we offer here some suggestions of music which is frequently available in our stock of Fine Recorded Music ... GAITE PARISIENNE (Offenbach-Rosenthal) 2.50 SCHEHERAZADE (Rimsky-Korsakoff) 5.50 LES SYLPHIDES (Chopin) 3.50 SERENADE (Tchaikovsky) 3.50 NUTCRACKER SUITE (Tchaikovsky) 3.50 SWAN LAKE (Tchaikovsky) 4.50 PRINCE IGOR (Borodin) 2.50 LA BEAU DANUBE (Johann Strauss) 3.50 SEVENTH SYMPHONY (Beethoven) 5.50 FIREBIRD (Stravinsky) 3.50 PETROUCHKA (Stravinsky) 4.50 LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS (Stravinsky) 4.50 BOLERO (Ravel) 2.50 CAPPR1CCIO ESPAGNOLE (Rimsky-Korsakoff) 2.50 ROUGE ET NOIR (Skostakovitch Firs! Symphony) 4.50 CONCERTO in E minor (Chopin) 4.50 THE RECORD SHOP, 808 S. W. Alder at Park, Portland 5, Oregon III. GAITE PARISIENNE Music by Jacques OFFENBACH Orchestrated by Manuel ROSENTHAL in collaboration with Jacques BRINDEJONC-OFFENBACH Choreography by Leonide MASSINE Decor and Theme by COUNT ETIENNE DE BEAUMONT Scenery Executed by Oreste ALLEGRI Costumes Executed by MME. BERTHE As the curtain rises, the waiters and girl attendants of a fashionable cafe are arranging the tables and preparing the cloakroom; an attractive young flower girl and a fascinating glove-seller are laying out their wares. Dancing attendance on the fair ladies is a wealthy Peruvian; but a group of "Cocodettes"—of light and easy virtue—succeed in tearing him away from the two charming rivals. There now appears a young Austrian baron. The baron recognizes the glove-seller at once, and falls head over heels in love with her. The flower girl becomes jealous. . . . Brightly uniformed soldiers enter, and the "Cocodettes" prove that a uniform is always an attraction, for they leave everything and follow. The outstanding celebrity of the hour, La Lionne, makes her appearance in the company of a Duke and the Lady in Green. She ignores the wealthy Peruvian but flirts with one and then the other of the assembled men. . . . Meanwhile the Austrian baron, grown bold, approaches the glove-seller. At the same time the officer makes a game of trying to kiss the girl, who spiritedly defends herself. The baron, in enraged jealousy, flies at the interloper, but they are separated. The scandal spreads, hwv-ever, and all are drawn into it. The celebrity tries to calm the officer, while the glove-seller, impressed by the baron's bravery, drags him off. . . . The Peruvian, still unattached, dashes across the stage—in mad pursuit of pleasure. Glove Seller Mile. Alexandra DANILOVA The Baron Mr. Frederic FRANKLIN The Peruvian Mr. Yurek LAZOWSKI Flower Girl Mile. Pauline GODDARD The Officer Mr. Alexander GOUDOVITCH La Lionne Mile. Ruth RIEKMAN The Duke Mr. Peter DEIGN The Lady in Green Mile. Claire PASCH Tortoni Mr. Ivan Ivanov Girl Attendants Miles. Etheridge, Cardone, Serova, White Cafe Waiters MM. Katcharoff, Corvino, Goudovitch, Banks "Cocodettes" Miles. Chouteu, Razoumova, Svobodina, Horvath, Clark, Goddard Billiard Players MM. Magallanes, Talin, Bliss Soldiers MM. Shook, Verdak, Johnson, Banks The Dance Master Mr. Alfredo CORVINO The Dandy Mr. Michael Katcharoff Cancan Dancers Principal: Mile. Gertrude SVOBODINA Miles. Mpylan, Cardone, White, Goddard, Horvath, Seaver, Razoumova, Weaver, Pasch, Lanese Conductor: EMANUEL BALABAN BALLET RUSSE DE MONTE CARLO SERGEI J. DENHAM, Director Jean YAZVINSKY, Regisseur General Frederic FRANKLIN, Maitre de Ballet Yura LAZOVSKY, Assistant Regisseur General Jean CERRONE, Executive Assistant STAFF Company Manager George FORD Property Master James O. SIMMONS Press Representative William RODDY Wardrobe Mistress Maud DE BRAUW Master Carpenter James H. GRIFFITH Wardrobe Master Henri BIASETTI Electrician John MUNDY Directrice of Wardrobe Sophie POURMEL The Management strictly forbids the taking of any photographs or motion pictures inside the theatre without written permission. Tour Direction: BALLET RUSSE DE MONTE CARLO 36 West 44th Street, NEW YORK CITY Booking Office, DAVID LIBIDINS, 113 West 57th Street, NEW YORK CITY Make-up of Miles. DANILOVA and KRASSOVSKA by Charles of The Ritz BALLET RUSSE DE MONTE CARLO SOUVENIR PROGRAMS, profusely illustrated in color and black and white, ON SALE IN THE LOBBY OF THIS THEATRE
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November 16, 1944