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Pas de Deesses

1 Male, 3 Female

Video courtesy of hmsmedia.com

Pas de Déesses means “Dance of the Goddesses”. This delicate remembrance of the Romantic Era was created by Robert Joffrey in 1954, and has been a mainstay of the company ever since. Inspired by a 19th century lithograph, it’s an imaginary glimpse of three great ballerinas, Lucile Grahn, Marie Taglioni and Fanny Cerrito meeting—and competing!—for the attentions of Arthur St. Leon, the great male partner (who in real life was married to Fanny Cerrito).

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Choreography:

Robert Joffrey

Music:

John Field

Costume Design:

Carol Vollet Garner

Lighting Design:

Kevin Dreyer after the original Thomas Skelton

Premiere:

May 29,1954

Running Time:

23 minutes

Number of Dancers:

4 (3 female, 1 male)

Sets:

No