Atalanta of the East (1933)

Information

ATALANTA OF THE EAST
Pearl Argyle in costume - Photo courtesy of Rambert Archives


Synopsis:

The original program reads: "Ballet in two Scenes 1) Vikram prays to the Goddess to help him in his quest of the fleet footed Sita and receives from her the golden apples. 2) Sita, secure of victory, accepts the challenge of Vikram, but is vanquished by the ruse of the golden apples which Vikram drops in the race."

Choreography
Antony Tudor
Music / Composer
Oriental, arranged by Theodore Szanto and Paul Seelig with additional work by Constant Lambert to music based on Javanese tunes, as well as Debussy’s Pagodes.
Professional Premiere
London – Mercury Theater, May 7, 1933, Ballet Club (Rambert)
Cast - Premiere
Sita: Pearl Argyle; Vikram: Hugh Laing; Goddess: Diana Gould
Notated
NA
Number of Dancers
2 Women, 1 Man
Average Length
NA
Costumes
Wills
Scenery
William Chappell
Licensing Information
NA

 Ballet Synopsis excerpted with permission from
The Ballets of Antony Tudor by Judith Chazin-Bennahum.

 

 

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