Le Mains Gauches
The dance revolves around the issue of the man's and woman's fate. She receives a rose that represents love, and he receives a noose that symbolizes death. In an ironical ending, she discovers that he is not her love, and he realizes that she was not his death.
Ballet Synopsis excerpted with permission from the Ballets of Antony Tudor by Judith Chazin-Bennahum.
Choreography: Antony Tudor.
Music / Composer: Jacques Ibert.
First Performance: Lee, Massachusetts. Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. July 20th, 1951.
First Performance Cast: Zebra Nevins, Marc Hertsens, Sallie Wilson.
Notated: Leslie Rotman, 2004-5.
Number of Dancers: 2 Women, 1 Man.
Average Length: 10 minutes.
Scenery / Costumes: NY Theatre Ballet.