A Public square in the South of Spain, with general overall lighting. The five girls meet in the square and immediately start vying for attention. Each one thinks that she is better than the others and tries to prove it. This rivalry or competition is serious without becoming vicious and even playful at times. Everything is done for, and at, the other girls. The dancers are not conscious of the audience.
Ballet Synopsis excerpted with permission from the Ballets of Antony Tudor by Judith Chazin-Bennahum.
Choreography: Antony Tudor.
Music / Composer: Fandango (recycled from Vittorio a ballet by Zachary Solov), Antonio Soler.
First Performance: Town Hall. New York. March 26th, 1963. Metropolitan Opera Ballet Studio.
First Performance Cast: Carole Kroon, Suzanne Ames, Ayako Ogawa, Nancy King (Zeckendorf), Ingrid Blecker.
Notated: 1970 by Christine Clark Smith and Muriel Topaz (Labanotation); revised by Muriel Topaz, 1982.
Number of Dancers: 5 Women.
Average Length: 12 minutes.
Costumes: Recycled from Vittorio, a ballet by Zachary Solov, and designed by Estaban Francis.