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L’Air D’Espirit

Pas de Deux

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A romantic and classical work in the traditional pas de deux form. L’Air d’Esprit is a tribute to the great ballerina, Olga Spessivtzeva, one of Nijinski’s partners before the fall of Czarist Russia. The music by Adolphe Adam is from a seldom-heard section of Giselle.

“Gerald Arpino’s eccentric pas de deux is transformed into poetic fantasy…”

—Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times

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Gerald Arpino


Adolphe Adam

Costume Design:

A. Christina Giannini

Lighting Design:

Jennifer Tipton


Feb 9, 1978

Running Time:

11 minutes