Music / Composrer

Little Improvisations


The ballet depicts two children playing in an attic on a rainy day.

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

Choreography: Antony Tudor.

Music / Composer: Kinderscenen - Opus 15, Robert Schumann

First Performance: Lee, Massachusetts. Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. August 28th, 1953.

First Performance Cast: Yvonne Chouteau and Gilbert Read.

First NY Performance: New York. The Juilliard School. March 8th, 1962.

First NY Performance Cast: Mercedes Ellington and William Louther.

First Swedish Performance: Stockholm. Royal Opera House (as it's raining). September 28th, 1963. Royal Swedish Ballet.

Notated: 1961 by Carl Wolz; notation revised 1972 and 1974 by Muriel Topaz and Lynne Weber (Labanotation). Film made at Juilliard 1960.

Number of Dancers: 1 Woman, 1 Man.

Average Length: 12 minutes.

Costumes: New York Theatre Ballet, Boston Conservatory, Ballet Tucson. Costumes are leotard, pants, and shirt.

Scenery: Piano Bench and Scarf.

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