Balanchine Rarities - Carolina Ballet
February 16 to March 4, 2012
Fletcher Opera Theater
This program features three rarely performed works by George Balanchine, including A La Françaix, an innocent tale about a handsome tennis-playing athlete, a pretty young lady, and a graceful ballerina dressed as a winged sylph. The New York Times hails the work, one of Balanchine’s few comic story ballets, as “whimsical . . . told with clarity, charm, wit—and just enough seriousness.” The program also includes two seldom seen Balanchine tour-de-force Pas de Trois, the Glinka and the Minkus.
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