Britannia Triumphans (1953)

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Synopsis:

The suite of Elizabethan dances was performed in collaboration with Suzanne Bloch and her group of Early Music students. “Here, with limited pupil resources, Tudor had to reconstruct dances of the Elizabethan period, evoking the atmosphere of a theatrical genre long since vanished.” (Doris Hering)

Choreography
Antony Tudor
Music / Composer
William Lawes
US Premiere
New York – The Juilliard School, December 11, 1953
Cast - US Premiere
Lucille Badda, Sally Holroyd, Jerry Kurland, Robert Moery, Charles Wadsworth, Karen Kanner, Gene McDonald, Vernon Long, Barrie Schenker, Joel Schnee, Rena Gluck, Martha Schuh, Bruce Carlisle, John Coyle, Yvonne Brenner, Madeline Cantarella, Hazel Chung, Patricia Sparrow, Elizabeth Stanley, Gail Valentine, Bruria Aviezner, Margaret Bayer, Jan Feder, Crystal Needle, Julie Oser, Muriel Topaz
Professional Premiere
Syracuse, NY, Feb 20, 1976 Syracuse Ballet Theatre
French Premiere
Paris, Opera Comique
Feb 18, 1985
Paris Opera Ballet,
"Hommage a Antony Tudor"
Dancers
Juilliard Dance Ensemble
Notated
Patricia Sparrow, Lucille Badda, Charles Wadsworth, 1954
Number of Dancers
3 Women 3 Men
Average Length
NA
Costumes
Leo Van Witseng
Scenery
Frederick Kiesler
Licensing Information
NA

Ballet Synopsis excerpted with permission from
The Ballets of Antony Tudor by Judith Chazin-Bennahum.

 

 

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