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Other Dances

 ComposerFrederic Chopin
 MusicMazurka (op. 17, no. 4)
Mazurka (op. 41, no. 3)
Waltz (op. 64, no. 3)
Mazurka (op. 63, no. 2)
Mazurka (op. 33, no. 2)
 DancersNatalia Makarova, Mikhail Baryshnikov
 CostumesSanto Loquasto
 LightingJennifer Tipton
 GenreBALLET
 PremiereMay 9, 1976, Metropolitan Opera House; Gala, NYPL for the Performing Arts

 Casting Reqs2 Dancers: 1 woman, 1 man
 Requirementspiano on stage
 Running Time17′
 Notes″Other Dances″ was created especially for a gala benefit for the Library of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The program notes for that occasion follow:

″The title of this series of dances reflects their relationship to Jerome Robbins′ ″Dances at a Gathering″. There was so much of Chopin′s music that Mr. Robbins wished to choreograph that he has used this opportunity to devise for Miss Makarova and Mr Baryshnikov these Other Dances -- a waltz and four mazurkas.″

Dedicated to the memory of Eugenia Doll.


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