Ballet Imperial / Afternoon Of A Faun / The Firebird

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The Royal present a Russian influenced mixed bill.

Set to Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto, Balanchine’s Ballet Imperial is a tribute to the Imperial Theatre at which he trained in his youth.

Jerome Robbins’s Afternoon Of A Faun is performed to Debussy’s score, and emphasises youthful love and narcissism.

The Firebird, based on a Russian folk tale, is choreographed by Mikhail Fokine to Stravinsky’s score. 

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 04/02/2006

Closing Night: 08/03/2006

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Producer - The Royal Ballet

Designer - Imperial: Original designs by Eugene Berman, realised by Anthony Dowell. Faun: Jean Rosenthal. Firebird: Natalia Gontcharova

Choreographer - Imperial: George Balanchine. Faun: Jerome Robbins. Firebird: Mikhail Fokine.

Conductor - Barry Wordsworth

Lighting Designer - Imperial & Firebird: John B Read

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