Program for the eighth attraction in the 1939-1940 season. The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Leonide Massine artistic director, performed three works. First was Carnaval, music by Robert Schumann, choreography by Michel Fokine, scenery and costumes by Leo Bakst. The second work was Devil's Holiday by Vincenzo Tommasini, music by Tommasini on themes of Niccolo Paganini, choreography by Frederick Ashton and scenery and costumes by Eugene Berman. Third was 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.
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ELLISON -WHITE Bureau & S. HUROK Present the BALLET RUSSE de Monte Carlo Leonide Massine Artistic Director Season 1939-40 Eighth Attraction PORTLAND PUBLIC AUDITORIUM REPERTOIRE Friday, Jan. 26, 1940, 8:30 P. M. "Carnaval" "Devil's Holiday" "Gaite Parisienne" Saturday, Jan. 27, 1940, 2:30 P. M. "Scheherazade" "Ghost Town" "Spectre de la Rose" "Capriccio Espagnol" Saturday, Jan. 27, 1940, 8:30 P. M. "Boutique Fantasque" "Bacchanale" "L'Apres-midi d'un Faune" "Le Beau Danube" Sponsored by UNIVERSAL ART, INC. BALLET RUSSE de MONTE CARLO Program for...FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 26, 1940 CARNAVAL Ballet in One Act Music by ROBERT SCHUMANN Choreography by MICHEL FOKINE Scenery and Costumes by LEON BAKST Scenery executed by Emile Bertin Costumes executed by Mme. Karinska Characters from the Commedia dell'arte flic across the stage in a series of amorous episodes which take place during a masked ball: the woebegone Pierrot, denied and suffering; the light, mischievous Harlequin and the fickle Columbine; the romantic Eusebius; the duped Pantalon; the impetuous Florestan; the turbulent Estrella; the sentimental Chiarina. Pierrot, with his sleeves too long, pursues Papillon, is mocked for his grotesque and lamentable passion; Harlequin and Columbine make sport of poor Pantalon, until those spoil-sports, the Philistines, appear upon the scene; but they, too, are infected by the gaiety and join in the fun, while through the heartless crowd there ever moves the grotesquely tragic Pierrot. Columbine MIA SLAVENSKA Chiarina LUBOV ROSTOVA Estrella MILADA MLADOVA Butterfly DOROTHY ETHERIDGE Harlequin ROLAND GUERARD Pierrot SIMON SEMENOFF Eusebius GEORGE ZORITCH Pantalon NICOLAS BERESOFF Florestan CASIMIR KOKITCH Valse Noble MLLES. POURMEL, FLOTAT, FRANCA, RKLITSKA, KORJINSKA; MM. KATCHAROFF, STARBUCK, GODKIN, MILTON, SPURLING, VOLKOFF Pas de Trois LUBOV ROSTOVA, LUDMILLA RKLITSKA, TATIANA GRANTZEVA Philistines MLLES. HIGHTOWER, ETHERIDGE and MM. DICKSON, IRWIN Conductor: FRANZ ALLERS INTERMISSION DEVIL'S HOLIDAY (Le Diable S'Amuse) Ballet in a Prologue and three Scenes, by VINCENZO TOMMASINI Music by VINCENZO TOMMASINI, on themes by NICCOLO PAGANINI (Permission of G. Ricordi & Co., music publishers) Choreography by FREDERICK ASHTON Scenery and Costumes by EUGENE BERMAN Scenery executed by Oreste Allegri Costumes executed by Mme. Ira Belline PROLOGUE—The devil, disguised as a rich stranger in search of amusement, strolls the streets of Venice. He encounters a group of creditors and bailiffs at the door of a ruined palace demanding payment from the old lord. The noble and his daughter beg for patience, and are answered with threats. The devil ends the dispute by distributing gold; so the grateful old lord invites him to the daughter's betrothal ball. Noticing a young beggar raptly admiring the girl, the devil signals him to follow. SCENE I—At the ball, the girl dances with her fiance. The devil enters, followed by the beggar in princely clothes. The girl, responding to the devil's will, falls in love with the beggar. But the intruder is surprised at his amours and is thrown out of the palace. ENTR'ACTE—The beggar and the young girl in a lover's dream. SCENE II—In a forest clearing a band of hunters make merry. The revelry ends suddenly as the devil rises, in place of a dead fox. The beggar, in search of the young girl, enters. To make him forget his love, the devil summons a Gypsy girl, who dances with the beggar. Whereupon enters the young girl, in search of her lover, encounters him dancing with the Gypsy. The beggar sees the girl, perceives the devil's trickery, decides to fight. Drawn by the noise of battle, the hunters come to the beggar's aid, but the devil flees at their approach. ENTR'ACTE—The devil prepares for the carnival, and, with the help of two servants, dons his disguise. COMING ATTRACTIONS LINA PAGLIUGHI Soprano . . . Feb. 3 NELSON EDDY Baritone . . . Feb. 17 JOOSS BALLET Feb. 23 ROBERT VIROVAI Violinist . . . Feb. 29 MARIAN ANDERSON Contralto . . . Mar. 9 JOSE ITURBI Pianist . . . Apr. 5 JOHN CHARLES THOMAS Baritone . . . Apr. 15 SCENE III—The old lord, his daughter, the beggar, the hunters, all under the devil's influence, mingle with the carnival masqueraders in the square of Venice. The devil circulates among the crowd, but the people penetrate his disguise and surge upon him. They tear off his domino and, appalled! behold the devil. The clock strikes midnight, and the devil vanishes. The atmosphere cleared, the carnival comes to life. The Old Lord SIMON SEMENOFF His Daughter ALEXANDRA DANILOVA The Young Lover IGOR YOUSKEVITCH The Fiance GEORGE ZORITCH The Devil MARC PLATOFF The Gypsy Girl NATHALIE KRASSOVSKA The Old Woman TATIANA CHAMIE The Cripple ROBERT IRWIN The Hat-Seller THOMAS ARMOUR Bailiffs MICHEL KATCHAROFF, NICOLAS BERESOFF, PAUL GODKIN Hunters MLLES. FLOTAT, LACCA, LELANOVA, VALLON; and MM. BERESOFF, IRWIN, GODKIN, ARMOUR Guests MLLES. GRANTZEVA, GELEZNOVA, KORJINSKA, KELEPOVSKA, HIGHTOWER, ETHERIDGE, MLADOVA, ROSSON, WILLIAMS; MM. KOKITCH, VOLKOFF, DICKSON, GIBSON, STEELE, STAR-BUCK, MILTON, SPURLING Variations 1 ALEXANDRA DANILOVA 2 MLLES. HIGHTOWER, GRANTZEVA, SCARPOVA; and MM. MILTON and SPURLING 3 NATHALIE KRASSOVSKA; GEORGE ZORITCH and CHRIS VOLKOFF 4 MLLES. FLOTAT, GRANTZEVA, HIGHTOWER, MLADOVA, SCARPOVA 5 MLLES. LELANOVA and VALLON; MM. DICKSON and GIBSON 6 GEORGE ZORITCH; MM. VOLKOFF, MILTON, STEELE 7 ALEXANDRA DANILOVA 8 IGOR YOUSKEVITCH Conductor: EFREM KURTZ INTERMISSION GAITE PARISIENNE Ballet in One Act Music by JACQUES OFFENBACH Choreography by LEONIDE MASSINE Orchestrated by MANUEL ROSENTHAL, in collaboration with JACQUES BRINDEJONC-OFFENBACH Decor and Theme by Count ETIENNE de BEAUMONT Scenery executed by Oreste Allegri Costumes executed by Mme. Karinska Cafe society in Paris, in the 1860's, goes its light-hearted, flirtatious and rowdy way. There are the "Cocodettes," satin-booted gold-diggers, who make a beeline for wealthy visitors. There are the Flower Girl and the Glove-Seller, whose lures are more subtly offered. In come three gallants, with a Baron, an Officer, a Duke and a Peruvian, and all battle for the attentions of the Glove-Seller. When the brawl has been doused with buckets of water, and comparative calm restored, new excitement is stirred up with the entrance of the Can-Can girls. Exhausting themselves and the spectators with a daring series of kicks and splits, they join the crowd and drift away into the night, in couples. The Baron has won the Glove-Seller, and the disappointed Peruvian is left alone, disconsolately clinging to his two carpet bags. Glove-Seller MIA SLAVENSKA Flower-Girl MARINA FRANCA La Lionne LUBOV ROSTOVA The Lady in Green TATIANA OLCHOVA (Program continued on other side) Sponsored by UNIVERSAL ART, INC. JULIUS FLEISCHMANN, President SERGEI DENHAM, Vice-President RENE BLUM, Founder and Director, Ballets de Monte Carlo LEONIDE MASSINE Artistic Director DAVID LIBIDINS Administrative Director EFREM KURTZ Musical Director JEAN YAZVINSKY Regisseur General FRANZ ALLERS, Associate Conductor The management strictly forbids the taking of any photographs or motion pictures inside the Auditorium without written permission. EXCLUSIVE MANAGEMENT HUROK ATTRACTIONS, INC. BOOKING DIRECTION NBC ARTISTS SERVICE For books pertaining to the ballet, inquire at the circulation desk of the Central Library... For music heard at these performances, inquire at the music room, Central Library . . . Box office, courtesy of J. K. Gill Company. STAFF FOR S. HUROK MAURICE WINTERS Company Manager GERALD GOODE General Press Representative MAE FROHMAN Executive Secretary C. V. SMITH Carpenter CARL GREEN Property Master SIDNEY HUBBARD Electrician AUGUSTA BESAND Wardrobe Mistress HENRY BIASETTI Wardrobe Master Souvenir programs are on sale in the lobby. ART SUPPLIE5 for the AMATEUR and PROFESSIONAL ARTIST at GILL'S BASEMENT Here you will find complete assortments of all the famous makes of artists' supplies with experts to advise you on selections! THE J. K. GILL CO. S. W. Fifth Avenue at Stark "AT THE CENTER OF TROLLEY TRANSPORTATION" The Peruvian LEONIDE MASSINE The Baron FREDERIC FRANKLIN The Officer MARC PLATOFF The Duke CASIMIR KOKITCH Tortoni ROBERT IRWIN Girl Attendants MLLES. GRANTZEVA, SCARPOVA, ETHERIDGE, LELANOVA Cafe Waiters MM. KATCHAROFF, BERESOFF, DICKSON, SEMENOFF "Cocodettes MLLES. KORJINSKA, POURMEL, FLOTAT, MLADOVA, ROUDENKO Billiard Players ROLAND GUERARD, GEORGE ZORITCH, THOMAS ARMOUR Soldiers MM. GODKIN, MILTON, STARBUCK, STEELE, SPURLING, VOLKOFF The Dance Master ROBERT IRWIN Dandies MM. BERESOFF, GIBSON, KATCHAROFF, DICKSON, SEMENOFF Can-Can Dancers KATIA GELEZNOVA; MLLES, ROSSON, GRANTZEVA, ETHERIDGE, HIGHTOWER, KELEPOVSKA, KORJINSKA, RKLITSKA, LOW, LELANOVA Conductor: EFREM KURTZ NOVIKOFF RUSSIAN-AMERICAN BALLET SCHOOL Complete Course in Classical Ballet Dancing . . . Special Courses in Toe, Spanish, Character, Plastique and Variation . . . Modern Ballroom Dancing . . . Summer Course Begins June 23, 1940 215 STUDIO BUILDING PORTLAND BE. 1036
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