Nao Sakuma as the Black Queen and Iain Mackay as the Red Knight; photo: Bill Cooper
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Ninette de Valois' choreography for Checkmate brings to life a dramatic and
stylized war of lust, trickery and betrayal.
Approx 0 hours and 46 minutes
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Music Arthur Bliss
Choreography Ninette de Valois
Design E. McKnight Kauffer
Lighting John B. Read
Vic-Wells Ballet, 15 June 1937,
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