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Italian Suite

7 Couples, Pas De Deux, Female Solo, Women's Movement

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An intimate, lyrical and romantic suite with neo-classical movement.

“…In ‘Italian Suite’, set to excerpts from the operas of Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, the work is supremely romantic, filled with virtuoso bits. Gorgeous women in pink swoop into the arms of their cavaliers, amid Thomas Skelton`s dappled lighting.”

—Richard Christiansen, Chicago Tribune

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Gerald Arpino


Emmanno Wolf-Ferrari

Costume Design:

Carol Vollet Garner

Lighting Design:

Thomas Skelton


October 26, 1983

Running Time:

23 minutes

Number of Dancers:

17 (10 female, 7 male)