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The Leaves Are Fading

pas de deux

Harris Theater
Chicago, Illinois

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The Leaves Are Fadingpas de deux

Choreography by Antony Tudor
Music by Antonín Dvořák
Assistant to Mr. Tudor Airi Hynninen
Scenery by Ming Cho Lee
Costumes by Patricia Zipprodt
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton

Running Time: 10 minutes

Commissioned by ABT, The Leaves Are Fading is a haunting meditation of youthful romance and time’s bittersweet passing, set to Dvoř√°k’s ravishing score. This was one of Tudor’s last ballets, and it remains one of the major works in the choreographer’s remarkable canon.