RUTH, Ricordi per Due

Pas De Deux

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An elegy, and the final work ever choreographed by Gerald Arpino. RUTH, Ricordi Per Due was commissioned and underwritten through a generous gift from Barbara Levy Kipper, in honor of her mother, Ruth Doctoroff Levy.

With RUTH, Arpino “managed one of his most stirring ballets, one inextricable from his own late stage of life. A straightforward elegy, it features a man whose dead lover returns as a ghostly memory, splicing technique to humanism, his specialty. Simple and pure, it’s a poem of profound love and grief.”

—Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune


Gerald Arpino


Tomasso Albinnoni

Costume Design:

Maria Pinto

Lighting Design:

Kevin Dreyer


May 4, 2004

Running Time:

9 minutes



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