Music by Knudaage Riisager
Choreography by Birgit Cullberg
Libretto by Birgit Cullberg, based on a Lapp folk tale
Scenery and costumes by Per Falk
Lighting by Nananne Porcher

World Premiere: Royal Danish Ballet, Royal Theatre, Copenhagen, 11/22/57
Original Cast: Mona Vangsaa (Aili), Henning Kronstam (Nilas), Fredbjorn Bjornsson (Naaiden)
ABT Premiere: 54th Street Theatre, New York, 10/2/61
Cast: Lupe Serrano (Aili, the Moon Reindeer), Royes Fernandez (Nilas), Martin Scheepers (Uno), Basil Thompson (Naaiden, the Sorcerer), Felix Smith (Antti), Ted Kivitt, Gayle Young, Joseph Carow (Lapp Boys)

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