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Sea Shadow

Pas de Deux

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Arpino’s romantic ode to Ondine—a young man on the beach is enamored with a shadow from the sea in the guise of a beautiful creature.

“Mr. Arpino unfolds his neo-romantic tale of love between a mortal and a supernatural with contemporary naturalness.”

—Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times

“The ocean wove a spell…”

—Jack Anderson, New York Times

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Gerald Arpino


Maurice Ravel

Costume Design:

A. Christina Giannini

Lighting Design:

Thomas Skelton

Set design:

Ming Cho Lee


Sep 28, 1962

Running Time:

12 minutes