Continuo (1971)



Photo courtesy of Sally Brayley Bliss; Photo - Jack Mitchell


Continuo is a non-programmatic "classical ballet. . . . It is one long lyrical out-pouring. The movement flow never stops. The 'steps' should be linked with freedom and abandon." This quality of linkage characterizes Tudor's movement style and is often the most prominent feature noted by critics.

Continuo is one of three N.E.A. ballets (Sunflowers, Cereus, and Continuo) that provide rich sources for small companies and enable them to mount a Tudor work without the cost of expensive sets and intricate costumes.

Antony Tudor
Music / Composer
Johann Pachelbel
Canon in D
U.S. Premiere
Private viewing New York
The Juilliard School
May 27, 1971
The Juilliard Dance Ensemble
Professional Premiere
Syracuse, NY, Feb 20, 1976 Syracuse Ballet Theatre
Cast - Professional Premiere
Sirpa Jorassma (Salatino), Anthony Salatino, Deborah Weaver, Raymond Clay, Madeline Rhew, Blake Brown
French Premiere
Paris, Opera Comique, Feb 18, 1985 Paris Opera Ballet, "Hommage a Antony Tudor"
1976 by Murial Topaz (Labanotation); revised 1994
Number of Dancers
3 Women, 3 Men
Ballet Tucson; Ballet NY; Paris Opera; Paris Conservatory
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 Ballet Synopsis excerpted with permission from
The Ballets of Antony Tudor by Judith Chazin-Bennahum.



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