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|Dancers||Edward Villella, Penny Dudleston, Colleen Neary, Tracy Bennett, Victor Castelli, Hermes Conde, Bart Cook, Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Deni Lamont, Robert Maiorano|
|Cast||Musicians: Dan Erkkila, Genji Ito, Teiji Ito, Kensuke Kawase, Mara Purl, Terry White|
|Scenery||Jerome Robbins in association with David Reppa|
|Premiere||February 3, 1972, New York State Theater, New York City Ballet|
|Casting Reqs||24 Dancers: 1 principal man; 1 demi woman, 4 demi men; 7 corps women, 11 corps men|
|Requirements||Ito′s ensemble (6 musicians)|
|Notes||The score of ″Watermill″ stems mainly from the religious ceremonials and theatrical music of the Orient. It features the Shakuhachi, a bamboo flute used in the 13th Century in Japan, played mainly by Zen Buddhist priests whose compositions for the instrument still survive. The majority of these musical-religious works are contemplative evocations of nature and the seasons.
The ballet itself is influenced by the music and theater of the East; however, its world, people, and events are not construed as Oriental.