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The Moor's Pavane

Repertory Archive

The Moor's Pavane

Choreography by José Limón
Direction and Reconstruction by Clay Taliaferro (2012 Revival)
Music by Henry Purcell
Music Arranged by Simon Sadoff (from Abdelazer, The Gordion Knot Untied, and the pavane from Pavane and Chaconne for Strings)
Libretto Based on a theme of Shakespeare's Othello
Costumes by Pauline Lawrence
Costume Execution Supervision by Charles Tomlinson
Lighting by Jean Rosenthal

World Premiere

Second American Dance Festival
August 17, 1949
Palmer Auditorium, Connecticut College
New London, Connecticut

José Limón (The Moor)
Lucas Hoving (His Friend)
Pauline Koner (His Friend’s Wife)
Betty Jones (The Moor’s Wife)

ABT Premiere

June 27, 1970
New York State Theater
New York, New York

Bruce Marks (The Moor)
Royes Fernandez (His Friend)
Sallie Wilson (His Friend’s Wife)
Toni Lander (The Moor’s Wife)