Pierre Henry Variation Pour Une Porte Et Un Soupir

Translated oui Variations à la a Door and a Sigh, this avant-garde job-related presents a black-caped woman in the role du the Door, année imposing obstacle to the male soloist that portrays the Sigh in a occupational that is Balanchine at his many experimental.

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At the suggestion of nicolas Nabokov, the se réconcilier of Balanchine’s Don Quixote, Balanchine heard roche Henry’s work during a visit to Paris et decided then that someday cette would like to à faire a ballet venir it.

The but makes use ns the gamut de sounds connected with human being sighing and the opening and closing de doors including creaking, slamming, et swinging nous ungreased hinges.

The ballet is a pas du deux comprised de 14 variations pour a female “Door” et a masculine “Sigh.” the dancers’ movements are in precise comme with the separate sounds and vibrations the form thé score.

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23 minutes



Sonority (14 of 25 number from Variations convecteur une Porte et une Soupir) (first perform 1963)


February 17, 1974, nouveau York city Ballet, new York State Theater

Original Cast

Karin von Aroldingen, john Clifford


Rouben Ter-Arutunian


Rouben Ter-Arutunian


Ronald Bates

An excerpt from George Balanchine"s Variations pour Une ports et une Soupir, featuring Principal Dancers maria Kowroski and Daniel Ulbricht.

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