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Moon Reindeer


Choreography by Birgit Cullberg
Music by Knudaage Riisager
Libretto by Birgit Cullberg based on a Lapp folk tale
Scenery and Costumes by Per Falk
Lighting by Nananne Porcher

World Premiere

Royal Danish Ballet
November 22, 1957
Royal Theatre
Copenhagen, Denmark

Cast:
Mona Vangsaa (Aili)
Henning Kronstam (Nilas)
Fredbjorn Bjornsson (Naaiden)

ABT Premiere

October 2, 1961
54th Street Theatre
New York, New York

Cast:
Lupe Serrano (Aili, the Moon Reindeer)
Royes Fernandez (Nilas)
Martin Scheepers (Uno)
Basil Thompson (Naaiden, the Sorcerer)
Felix Smith (Antti)
Ted Kivitt
Gayle Young
Joseph Carow (Lapp Boys)