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The Guards of Amager

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The Guards of Amager

(pas de trois)

Choreography by August Bournonville
Music by William Christian Holm
Staged by Stanley Williams
Costumes by Santo Loquasto

World Premiere

(under title The Life Guards on Amager, ballet in two acts)
Royal Danish Ballet
February 19, 1871
Royal Theatre
Copenhagen, Denmark

Waldemar Price (Edouard)
Carl Price (Steffen)
Harald Scharff (Otto)
Daniel Krum (Emil)
Emil Hansen (Carl)
Laura Stillman (Louise, Edouard’s wife)
Johanne Petersen (Sophie, Otto’s fiancee)
Anna Scholl (Andrea, Emil’s fiancee

ABT Premiere

January 31, 1981
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Los Angeles, California

Cheryl Yeager
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Cynthia Harvey