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Moon Reindeer

Repertory Archive

Moon Reindeer

Choreography by Birgit Cullberg
Music by Knudåge 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

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

ABT Premiere

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

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)