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Souvenir d'un lieu cher

Souvenir d'un lieu cher

(Memory of A Dear Place)


Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (Souvenir d'un lieu cher: Meditation and Scherzo)
Orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov
Costume Design by Keso Dekker
Lighting by Brad Fields

World Premiere

Dutch National Balllet
February 16, 2012
Het Muziektheater
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Cast:
Anna Tsygamkova
Jozef Varfa
Megan Zimny Gray
Artur Shesterikov

ABT Premiere

July 3, 2017
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Stella Abrera
Marcelo Gomes
Sarah Lane
Alban Lendorf

Notes

Souvenir d’un lieu cher, which translates to “memory of a dear place” was written for violin and piano by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky between March and May 1878. It consists of three movements, Meditation, Scherzo and Melodie. A work for four dancers, Alexei Ratmansky’s choreography uses two movements, Meditation and Scherzo.