Other Dances by Frédéric Chopin

Summary

'''''Other Dances''''' is a ballet made by New York City Ballet balletmaster Jerome Robbins on Natalia Makarova and Mikhail Baryshnikov to the music of Chopin:

:''Mazurka'', op. 17, no. 4

:''Mazurka'', op. 41, no. 3

:''Waltz'', op. 64, no. 3

:''Mazurka'', op. 63, no. 2

:''Mazurka'', op. 33, no. 2

Robbins originally made six variations on Makarova and Baryshnikov but used only four in performance; the other two are preserved on a rehearsal tape.Jean-Pierre Frohlich, balletmaster, NYCB seminar, ''Jerome Robbins: Community of Dancers'', Monday, June 16, 2008 The premiere took place on Sunday, May 9, 1976, at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, as part of a gala for the Performing Arts division of the New York Public Library. The costumes were by Santo Loquasto and lighting by Ronald Bates; the New York City Ballet premiere Friday, November 26, 1976, at New York State Theater (also at Lincoln Center). ''Other Dances'' is the fourth ballet Robbins made to Chopin's music; the previous ballets were: ''The Concert'', 1956; ''Dances at a Gathering'', 1969; and ''In the Night'', 1970.

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