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Suite Saint-Saëns

10 Couples, Female Solo, Pas De Deux

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Arpino’s 1978 masterwork, described by choreographer Agnes DeMille, is “like standing in a flight of meteors,” with its dappled lighting and a lilting score.

A showcase of classical movement in neo-classical style, this work epitomized the Arpino way of moving in the 80s: speed, energy and quality. Performed in four movements: Caprice Valse, Serenade, Minuet, and Pas Redouble.

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Choreography:

Gerald Arpino

Music:

Camille Saint-Saëns

Costume Design:

A. Christina Giannini

Lighting Design:

Thomas Skelton

Premiere:

April 19, 1978

Running Time:

21 minutes

Number of Dancers:

21 (11 female, 10 male)

Sets:

No