Echoing of Trumpets
This ballet was created to the memory of the Czechoslovakian village of Lidice, which was destroyed in 1942 by Nazis who brutally attacked the inhabitants of a defenseless village. Tudor felt it could be any place, any time during a war.
Ballet Synopsis excerpted with permission from the Ballets of Antony Tudor by Judith Chazin-Bennahum.
Choreography: Antony Tudor.
Music / Composer: Fantaisies Symphoniques (Symphony no. 6), Bohuslav Martinu.
Original Title: Ekon av Trumpeter, Echoes of Trumpets.
First Performance: Stockholm. Royal Opera House. September 28th, 1963. Royal Swedish Ballet.
First Performance Cast: Gerd Andersson, Catherine Ericson, Viveka Ljung, Kerstin Lust, Hervor Sjostrand, Kari Sylwan, Annette Wiedersheim-Paul, Merio Mengarelli, Jacques De Lisle, Eki Eriksson, Ulf Gadd, Nills Johansson, Nisse Winqvist, Richard Wold, Svant Lindberg.
Scenery: Originals by Birger Bergling.
First New York Premiere: New York. Metropolitan Opera House. March 27th, 1966. Metropolitan Opera Ballet.
First ABT Premiere: East Lansing, Michigan. University Auditorium. November 15th, 1967.
Notated: Virginia Doris - 1990.
Number of Dancers: 3+4 Women, 2+6 Men.
Average Length: 25 minutes.
Costumes: Ballet West, Royal Swedish Ballet, English National Ballet, Asami Maki Ballet (Japan).
Scenery: Ballet West, Louisville Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Asami Maki Ballet.