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.