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Graduation Ball


Choreography and Libretto by David Lichine
Music by Johann Strauss
Arranged and Orchestrated by Antal Dorati
Scenery and Costumes by Mstislav Dobujinsky
Lighting by Nananne Porcher

World Premiere

Original Ballet Russe
March 1, 1940
Theatre Royal
Sydney, Australia

Cast:
Borislav Runanine, Tatiana Riabouchinska, David Lichine, Igor Schwezoff, Divertissement: Tatiana Riabouchinska, Nicolas Orloff, Natasha Sobinova, Paul Petroff (Sylphide and the Scotsman pas de deux), Tatiana Leskova, Alexandra Denisova, Genevieve Moulin

ABT Premiere

October 26, 1944
St. Denis Theatre
Montreal, Canada

Cast:
Alpheus Koon (Headmistress), Tatiana Riabouchinska (A Junior Girl), David Lichine (A Junior Cadet), John Taras (Old General)
Divertissement:
Tatiana Riabouchinska (Mistress of Ceremonies), John Kriza (Drummer), Alicia Alonso, Richard Reed (pas de deux), Rosella Hightower (Dance Impromptu), Margaret Banks, Marjorie Tallchief (Competition), Harold Lang (Tyrolian Boy)