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Polovtsian Dances

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Polovtsian Dances

(From Prince igor)

Choreography by Michel Fokine
Staged by Frederic Franklin
Music by Alexander Borodin
Costumes and Scenery by Elizabeth Dalton
after Nicholas Roerich
Lighting by Natasha Katz

World Premiere

Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes
May 18, 1909
Théâtre du Châtelet
Paris, France

Cast:
Sophie Fedorova (Polovetsian Girl)
Yelena Smirnova (Polovetsian Woman)
Adolph Bolm (Polovetsian Chief)

ABT Premiere

February 4, 2005
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.

Cast:
Gennadi Saveliev (Warrior Chieftain)
Stella Abrera (Polovtsian Princess)
Misty Copeland (Lead Polovtsian Girl)