Concert program for the (American) Ballet Theatre. The company first performed Waltz Academy, a series of waltz variations by George Balanchine to an original composition by Vittorio Rieti, conducted by Daniel Saidenberg. This was followed by Fancy Free, a ballet by Jerome Robbins, music by Leonard Bernstein, conducted by Mois Zlatin. Next performed was Pas de Deux (from "The Nutcracker"), music by Tchaikovsky, also conducted by Mois Zlatin. The final dance performed was Princess Aurora, ballet divertissement by Anton Dolin, music by Peter Tchaikovsky, conducted by Daniel Saidenberg. The dances in this divertissement were taken from the first and third acts of Tchaikovsky's ballet, "The Sleeping Beauty."
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ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU and S. HUROK Present BALLET THEATRE To Whom It May Concern: S. Hurok declares that he is not responsible for any ballet company except the one bearing the imprint; "S. Hurok Presents." PORTLAND PUBLIC AUDITORIUM Sunday, January 21, 1945 — 8:30 P.M. PROGRAM I. WALTZ ACADEMY In a setting suggesting a Continental European rehearsal hall, a series of Waltz Variations by George BALANCHINE, to an original composition by Vittorio RIETI. Scenery designed by Oliver SMITH Costumes designed by Alvin COLT Scenery executed by Eugene B. DUNKEL Studios Costumes executed by KARINSKA 1. Pas de Six Margaret BANKS, Barbara FALLIS, Paula LLOYD, Patricia BARKER, June MORRIS, Fern WHITNEY 2. Pas de Quatre Shirley ECKL, Albia KAVAN, Kenneth DAVIS, Fernando ALONSO 3. Pas de Trois Shirley ECKL, Diana ADAMS, John KRIZA 4. Pas de Trois Alicia ALONSO, John TARAS, Rex COOPER 5. Pas de Deux Rosella HIGHTOWER and Dimitri ROMANOFF 6. Finale Entire Ensemble Conductor: Daniel SAIDENBERG Intermission II. FANCY FREE A ballet by Jerome ROBBINS Music by Leonard BERNSTEIN Choreography by Jerome ROBBINS Scenery designed by Oliver SMITH Costumes designed by Kermit LOVE Scenery executed by Eugene B. DUNKEL Studio Ladies' costumes executed by Edith LUTYENS Lighting by Peter LAWRENCE Time: A hot summer night. Place: New York, N. Y., a street corner. Action: Concerns three sailors on shore leave. CHARACTERS (In order of their appearance) Bartender Rex COOPER Sailors Richard REED, Harold LANG, John KRIZA Passers-by Muriel BENTLEY, Janet REED, Shirley ECKL Conductor: Mois ZLATIN Intermission III. PAS DE DEUX (Grand Pas de Deux from "The Nutcracker") Choreography by Anton DOLIN after Lev IVANOV Music by TCHAIKOWSY Nana GOLLNER and Paul PETROFF (a) Adagio (b) Variation (c) Variation (d) Coda Conductor: Mois ZLATIN Intermission Coming ... MARIAN ANDERSON Monday, January 29 JAROFF'S DON COSSACKS Thursday, February 1 RICHARD CROOKS and WILLIAM PRIMROSE, Saturday, February 3 SAN CARLO OPERA COMPANY— Seven performances starting Wednesday, February 7 PROGRAM (Concluded) IV. PRINCESS AURORA Ballet divertissement by Anton DOLIN Music by Peter TCHAIKOWSKY Choreography of the "Three Ivans" by Bronislava NIJINSKA Scenery by Michel BARONOFF after original designs by Leon BAKST Costumes by Barbara KARINSKA after original designs by Leon BAKST "The Sleeping Beauty," from which this suite of dances has been selected, contained three acts and five scenes. The dances presented by Anton Dolin were taken from the first and third acts. The current version contains a number of dances in their authentic form never before given in America. Notable among these are the Rose Adagio (Princess Aurora and four Princes), and variations of Aurora and the Fairies. "The Sleeping Beauty" was first presented at the St. Petersburg Imperial Maryinsky Theatre on January 15, 1890. The Ballet Theatre version is based on the London performance of the complete ballet first given by the Diaghilev Company on November 2, 1921, at the Alhambra Theatre. Princess Aurora Nora KAYE Prince Charming Dimitri ROMANOFF The Queen Mildred FERGUSON The King Peter RUDLY Master of Ceremonies Rex COOPER Pages Patricia BARKER, Irma WISE ENTRANCES 1. Mazurka Cynthia RISELEY, June MORRIS, Fern WHITNEY, Fernand NAULT, Regis POWERS, Roy TOBIAS 2. The Six Fairies and Their Attendants Albia KAVAN and Kenneth DAVIS, Margaret BANKS and Robert DeVOYE, Alicia ALONSO and Alpheus KOON, Barbara FALLIS and Richard REED, Marjorie TALLCHIEF and Tommy RALL, Rozsika SABO and John TARAS. 4. Pas de Sept Nora KAYE, Dimitri ROMANOFF and the Six Fairies and Their Attendants 5. Six Variations (a) Barbara FALLIS, (b) Alicia ALONSO, (c) Rozsika SABO, (d) Margaret BANKS, (e) Albia KAVAN, (f) Nora KAYE 6. Pas de Trois Margaret BANKS, Barbara FALLIS and Tommy RALL 7. The Bluebird Janet REED and Harold LANG (a) Pas deDeux; (b) Solo; (c) Solo; (d) Coda 8. The Three Ivans Nicolas ORLOFF, Stanley HERBERTT, Fernando ALONSO 9. Grand Pas de Deux— Princess Aurora Nora KAYE Prince Charming Dimitri ROMANOFF 10. Finale Entire Company Conductor: Daniel SAIDENBERG (Cast and program subject to change without notice) STAFF FOR S. HUROK Leon Spachner Company Manager Carl Green Property Man Gerald Goode General Press Representative Barney Ostroff Electrician Mae Frohman Executive Secretary Augusta Besand Wardrobe Mistress Al Johnson Carpenter Otto Wurtz Wardrobe Master STAFF FOR THE BALLET THEATRE J. Alden Talbot Managing Director William Lilling Stage Manager Alexis Tcherkassky Assistant Director Rex Cooper Assistant Stage Manager Ellen M. Bywater Executive Secretary Tamara Venmar Wardrobe Supervisor Joseph Bastian General Assistant Ballets supervised by Antony Tudor, Dimitri Romanoff and John Taras Antal Dorati, Musical Director Mois Zlatin, Associate Conductor The management strictly forbids the taking of any photographs or motion pictures inside the theatre without written permission. Exclusive Management: Hurok Attractions, Inc., 711 Fifth Avenue, New York City. Box office, courtesy J. K. Gill Company; Steinway piano, courtesy Sherman, Clay & Company. For numbers on this program inquire at Music Room, Central Library. Opera glasses for renr at Check Room Souvenir programs on sale in lobby. Visit Gill's Record Department One of the Largest Stocks of Classical Records in Portland COLUMBIA-VICTOR ALBUMS AND SINGLE RECORDS THE J. K. GILL COMPANY S. W. Fifth Avenue at Stark Portland 4, Oregon
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January 21, 1945