Music / Composrer

Exercise Piece


"Exercise Piece was what its name implied, an exhibition of technical combinations used for the training of dancers. As such, it was neatly and cleverly crafted." Dance Perspectives, no. 18.

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

Choreography: Antony Tudor.

Music / Composer: String Quartet #2 in A Major, Arriaga y Balzala

First Performance: New York. The Juilliard School. May 7th, 1953. Juilliard Dance Ensemble.

First Performance Cast: Carolyn Brown, Nancy King (Zeckendorf), and Juilliard students.

Notated: Muriel Topaz and fellow Juilliard Labanotation students, supervised by Ann Hutchinson - 1953 rough partial manuscript.

Average Length: 20 minutes.

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