Program for a performance by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Sergei J. Denham was the director. Four different dance pieces were performed: Scheherazade, music by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Danses Concertantes, music by Igor Stravinsky; The Bluebird, music by P. I. Tschaikowsky; and Rodeo or The courting at Burnt Ranch, music by Aaron Copland.
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"SCHEHERAZADE" "DANSES CONCERTANTES" "THE BLUEBIRD" "RODEO" The RECORD SHOP Phil Hart, Mgr. presents The BALLET RUSSE de Monte Carlo IN THE PORTLAND AUDITORIUM Friday, November 17th, 1944 AT 8:30 P. M. PROGRAM I. SCHEHERAZADE A Choreographic Drama in One Act by Leon Bakst Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Choreography by Michel Fokine Scenery and Costumes by Leon Bakst Costumes executed by Madame Karinska Based on the first tale in the book of "The Thousand and One Nights," this, the most voluptuous of all the ballets of the Diaghileif era, was first presented at the Theatre Nationale de l'Opera, Paris, June 4th, 1910. The curtain rises on the Palace of Shariar, King of India and China. His brother. Shah Zeman, tells him of his suspicions about the infidelity of his wives, and especially of his favorite, Zobeide; and suggests, to test them, they both feign to leave for a hunting expedition. No sooner nave they departed than the wives bribe the Chief Eunuch, custodian of the harem, to open the doors leading to the negroes' quarters. They appear and join the sultanas. Enters, at last, Zobeide. who compels the Eunuch to open the last door, from which darts a handsome Negro, in gold, ail pent-up passion. An orgy follows, with food and wine and passionate dances, at the climax of which Shariar appears, and at a sign from him both slaves and sultanas are massacred. Disturbed about Zobeide, whom he deeply ; loves, Shariar would let her live did he not prize honor more.. But Zobeide snatches a dagger and stabs herself; falling dead at the feet of her grieving master. Zobeide Miss Maria TALLCHIEF The Favorite Slave Mr. Yurek LAZOWSKI Shah Shariar Mr. Peter DEIGN Shah Zeman, His Brother Mr. Leon DANIELIAN The Chief Eunuch Mr. Michael KATCHAROFF Odalisques Misses MOYLAN, HORATH, GODDARD The Sultan's Wives Misses Riekman, Svobodina, Brown, White, Razoumova, Clark, Lanese, Seaver Olmei Misses Boris, Etheridge, Chouteau, Cardone, Pasch, Weaver, Serova Adolescents MM. Goudovitch, Corvino, Shook, Banks Slaves MM. Magallanes, Bliss, Ivanov, Talin, Verdak, Johnson Tamburine's Dancers, Eunuchs, Soldiers, etc. Conductor: Emanuel BALABAN Violin Solo: Earle HUMMEL INTERMISSION II. DANSES CONCERTANTES (Dance Concerto) Music by Igor Stravinsky Choreography by George Balanchine Costumes and scenery by Eugene Berman Scenery executed by E. B. Dunkel Studios Costumes executed by Karinska, Inc. This ballet is without story. Stravinsky wrote "Danses Concertantes" in 1942 in ballet form but this is the first time the score is being used for its original purpose. The music, in traditional ballet form, is in five movements; Marche-Introduc-ton, Pas d'Action, Theme Varie, Pas de Deux, Marche-Conciusion. Alexandra DANILOVA — Frederic FRANKLIN I. Variation Gertrude SVOBODINA, Nikita TALIN, Nora White II. Variation Ruthanna BORIS, Alexander GOUDOVITCH, Dorothy ETHERIDGE III. Variation Lillian LANESE, Herbert BLISS, Pauline GODDARD IV. Variation Maria TALLCHIEF, Nicholas MAGALLANES, Mary Ellen MOYLAN Pas de Deux Alexandra DANILOVA, Frederic FRANKLIN Finale Alexandra DANILOVA, Frederic FRANKLIN and entire ensemble Conductor: Emanuel BALABAN INTERMISSION III. THE BLUEBIRD Music by P. I. Tschaikowsky ..' Mile. Nathalie KRASSOVSKA and M. Leon DANIELIAN Conductor: Emanuel BALABAN NO INTERMISSION Future Celebrity CONCERTS Egon PETRI Monday, Jan. 22 Egon Petri, famed master of the keyboard; colleague of the great Busoni, and one of the leading piano virtuosi of today. Miliza KORJUS Wednesday, Jan. 3 J Miliza Korjus, glamorous star of 'The Great Walfz." Portland is eagerly awaiting the first concert appearance of "Gorgeous Korjus." Bronislaw HUBERMAN Monday, Feb. 12 Bronislaw Huberman, one of the great violinists of this or any generation in a program with full SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, featuring the Beethoven Concerto. Conrad THIBAULT Saturday, March 10 Conrad Thibault, young American baritone who has followed his great radio success with a concert career that has made him one of the most distinguished singers of the day. 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 CAPPRICCIO ESPAGNOLE (Rimsky-Korsakoff) 2.50 ROUGE ET NOIR (Skostakovitch First Symphony) 4.50 CONCERTO in E minor (Chopin) 4.50 THE RECORD SHOP, 808 S. W. Alder at Park, Portland 5, Oregon RODEO or THE COURTING AT BURNT RANCH Ballet by Agnes de Mille Scenery by Oliver Smith Music by Aaron Copland Costumes by Kermit Love Costumes executed by Karinska, Inc. Scenery executed by E. B. Dunkel Studios Throughout the American Southwest, the Saturday afternoon rodeo is a tradition. On the remote ranches, as well as in the trading centers and the towns, the "hands" get together to show off their skill in roping, riding, branding and throwing. Often, on the more isolated ranches, the rodeo is done for an audience that consists only of a handful of fellow-workers, womenfolk, and those nearest neighbors who can make the eighty or so mile-run over. The afternoon's exhibition is usually followed by a Saturday night dance at the Ranch House. The theme of the ballet is basic. It deals with the problems that has confronted every American woman, from earliest pioneer times, and which has never ceased to occupy them throughout the history of the building of our country: how to get a suitable man. The material of the ballet is redolent of our American soil. SCENE I RODEO: Saturday Afternoon: THE CORRAL Interlude: Retrospect Caller Mr. Peter DEIGN SCENE II Ranch House — Saturday Night Dance The Champion Roper Mr. Frederic FRANKLIN The Cowgirl Miss Dorothy ETHERIDGE The Head Wrangler Mr. Nicolas MAGALLANES The Rancher's Daughter Miss Ruth RIEKMAN Her Eastern Friends from Kansas City Misses SVOBODINA, CHOUTEAU, GODDARD Cow Hands Messrs. Katcharoff, Corvino, Bliss, Deign, Verdak, Johnson, Banks, Shook Women Folks Misses Horvath, Clark, White, Lanese, Seaver 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 17, 1944