Classical Ballet in Three Movements

Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
(Concerto No. 2 in G for Piano and Orchestra, 0p.44)
Choreography by George Balanchine
Scenery and costumes by Rouben Ter-Arutunian
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton

World Premiere:American Ballet Caravan, Hunter College Playhouse, New York, 5/27/41
Scenery and costumes by Mstislav Doboujinsky
Original Cast: Marie Jeanne, Giselle Caccialanza, William Dollar
ABT Premiere: Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, 2/10/88
Cast: Susan Jaffe, Kevin McKenzie, Amanda McKerrow

George Balanchine's Ballet Imperial, like his Theme and Variations, evokes the era of czarist Russia's Imperial Ballet with its grandeur and elegance.

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