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Elisha Willis and César Morales; photo: Bill Cooper (Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust)


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What's it about?
George Balanchine is one of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century. In making Serenade, he went to great lengths to say that although there isn’t an underlying story to this ballet, it is a beautiful visual accompaniment to Tchaikovsky’s music.

Performance length

Approx 0 hours and 34 minutes

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Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography George Balanchine (© The George Balanchine Trust)
Staged by Desmond Kelly
Costumes Karinska
Lighting Peter Teigen

World premiere

The American Ballet, 1 March 1935, Adelphi Theatre, New York

First performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet

22 February 1994, Birmingham Hippodrome


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