Concert program for a performance by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. The program included The Snow Maiden, music by Alexander Glazounov, Rodeo, or The Courting at Burnt Ranch, music by Aaron Copland, and Le Beau Danube, music by Johann Strauss. The music was conducted by Franz Allers.
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ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU Presents BALLET RUSSE de MONTE CARLO Sponsored by Universal Art, Inc. PORTLAND PUBLIC AUDITORIUM Wednesday, December 9, 1942, PROGRAM I. THE SNOW MAIDEN Ballet in one act, based on a Russian folk legend Choreography by Bronislava Nijinska Music by Alexander Glazounov Story and music adapted by S. J. D. Scenery and Costumes by Boris Aronson Costumes executed by Karinska, Inc. This is a. tale of the beautiful Snow Maiden, daughter of Father Frost and Mother Spring. Bewildered, cold, chaste, the Snow Maiden approaches a village, as winter wanes. Child of fragile and icy substance, human beings with warmth and passion arc creatures weird and strange to her; human sentiment something unknown. The villagers are dancing. The Snow Maiden's interest is aroused. When a young shepherd approaches her, pipes a tune for her, dances for her, strange emotions struggle within her. Slowly happiness fills her being, and love awakens within her. Sentiment, however, is a dangerous emotion for this child of icy chastity; and as she dances with the shepnerd, little by little the two are drawn into the village gaiety, until the villagers, believing her to be the chosen bride of the handsome herdsman, hurry away to fetch the garlands of spring flowers and the betrothal robe—symbols of the affianced. But Spring no longer waits; and as the two, left alone, dance together, the Snow Maiden gradually becomes weaker, as the sun waxes warmer, until the villagers gaily return with the flowered symbols of betrothal, only to find her drooping before their eyes. Quickly they surround her. To their amazement she has faded away; and all that remains are the pure white flowers of springtime, a betrothal robe and —a tale. . . . Scene I. Crow Miss Tatiana SEMENOVA Snowflakes Misses WOICIKOWSKA, FLOTAT, ETHERIDGE, SCARPOVA, KORJINSKA, GRANTZEVA, BROWN, HILL, ORTH, RICK-MAN, SVOBODIA, KRAMAR, TALLCHIEFF. Trees Miles. TALLCHIEFF, MLADOVA, KELEPOVSKA, KRAMAR, Messrs. VLASOFF, SAMPSON. Snow Maiden Mile. Nathalie KRASSOVSKA Scene II. Spring Mile. Lubov ROSTOVA Peasants Miles. Lubov ROUDENKO, K. GELEZNOVA, WOICIKOWSKA, FLOTAT, ETHERIDGE, CHAMIE, KORJINSKA, GRANTZEVA, BROWN, HILL, ORTH, RICKMAN, TULCHIFF, SVOBODINA, KRAMAR; Messrs. KATCHAROFF, KOSTEN-KO, GOUDOVITCH, KARNAKOSKI, TOUMINE, PICON, LANG, ISMAILOFF, KORVINOFF. Lell (the shepherd)..........................................................................Mr. Igor YOUSKEVITCH VARIATION 1. Pas D'Action Mile. L. ROSTOVA, Messrs. James STARBUCK, David TIHMAR 2. Russian Folk Dance Mr. Frederic FRANKLIN, Miles. L. ROUDENKO, K. GELEZNOVA VARIATION 3. Variation by Mr. Igor YOUSKEVITCH Final Scene Pas de deux Mile. Nathalie KRASSOVSKA and Mr. Igor YOUSKEVITCH Finale Miles. L. ROSTOVA, Nathalie KRASSOVSKA Mr. Igor YOUSKEVITCH and the entire company Conductor: Franz ALLERS INTERMISSION II. RODEO or THE COURTING AT BURNT RANCH By Agnes de Mille Music by Aaron Copland Scenery by Oliver Smith Costumes by Kermit Love Costumes executed by Karinska, Inc. Scenery executed by E. B. Dunkel Studios (Program continued) NOTE PLEASE— Our plan for crowd protection prepared by army officials and civilian defense authorities is complete in every detail and in case an alert is ordered, please remain calmly where you are, avoid any action that might cause any unnecessary confusion, and await instructions from your announcer on the stage. PROGRAM (Continued) Throughout the American Southwest, the Saturday afternoon rodeo is a . On the remote ranches, as well as in the trading centers and the towns, the "hands" get together to showoff 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 problem 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 Anton VLASOFF Scene II. Ranch House: Saturday night dance. The Head Wrangler Mr. Casimir KOKITCH The Champion Roper Mr. Frederic FRANKLIN The Cowgirl Miss Lubov ROUDENKO The Rancher's Daughter Miss Milada MLADOVA Her Eastern Friends from Kansas City Misses Dorothy ETHERIDGE, Y. HILL, Ruth RIEKMAN Cow-Hands David TIHMAR, Anton VLASOFF, Armand PICON, Harold LANG, Michel KATCHAROFF, Sviatislov TOUMINE, James STARBUCK Womenfolk Misses B. TALLCHIEFF, Anna ISTOMINA, Vida BROWN, Katia GELEZNOVA Conductor: Franz ALLERS INTERMISSION III. LE BEAU DANUBE Music by Johann Strauss, arranged and orchestrated by Roger Desormieres Story and Choreography by Leonide Massine New Scenery and Costumes after C. Guys by Count Etienne de Beaumont Costumes executed by Ira Belline Scenery executed by Orcste Allegri The scene is laid in a public garden at Vienna on a holiday in 1860. The people are dressed in their best. Little milliners and their companions are filled with the holiday spirit. They are joined by a group of foppish young men-about-town, who amuse everyone by their antics. Whilst itinerant performers are displaying their art, a young hussar enters and meets a charming girl. One of the strolling players, a dancer, recognizes in the hussar her former lover and engages in a violent quarrel with his companion, who faints and is taken away by her parents. She contrives, however, to escape from them, and returns in time to interrupt a love scene between the hussar and the dancer, who retires vanquished, leaving the young couple together. The parents, having missed their daughter, now arrive on the scene and bestow their blessing. In the evening there is a public ball with a quadrille in which all join—old and young. The King of the Dandies, surrounded by young girls, adds to the general enjoyment. Returning to the scene, the hussar and his sweetheart meet the dancer, who, accepting the inevitable, becomes reconciled to them, and the happy ending of the idyll is merged in the gaiety of the throng. This ballet, to melodies by Johann Strauss, was first produced in Paris, 1923, for Count Etienne de Beaumont. The Hussar Igor YOUSKEVITCH The Father V. KOSTENKO His Wife Betty ORTH Their Daughters Nathalie KRASSOVSKA and Miles. ETHERIDGE, HILL The Dancer Alexandra DANILOVA The Seamstress Sonia WOICIKOWSKA The King of the Dandies Roland GUERARD The Guardian James STARBUCK The Painter Alexandre GOUDOVITCH The Athlete Nicholas BERESOFF The Employees MM. KOKITCH, VLASOFF, VOLKOFF, KARNAKOSKI The Modistes Miles. LVOVA, HILL The Seamstresses Miles. ISTOMINA, BROWN The Cocodettes Miles. SCARPOVA, CHAMIE, CRABTREE The Owner of the Cafe James STARBUCK The Dandies MM. KATCHAROFF, PICON, SAMPSON, LANG Conductor: Franz ALLERS All Casts Are Subject to Change Sponsored by UNIVERSAL ART, Inc. Julius Fleischmann President David Libidins Administrative Director Sergei Denham Vice-President Jean Yazvinsky Regisseur General Rene Blum, Founder and Director, Ballets de Monte Carlo George E. Brown, Company Manager Wallace Munro in advance Tour Direction: Columbia Concerts Inc., Division: Metropolitan Musical Bureau, Inc., 113 West 57th Street, New York City. Coming . . . 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December 9, 1942