Elizabethan Dances (1953)



The suite of Elizabethan dances was performed in collaboration with Suzanne Bloch and her group of Early Music students. “Here, with limited pupil resources, Tudor had to reconstruct dances of the Elizabethan period, evoking the atmosphere of a theatrical genre long since vanished.” (Doris Hering)

Antony Tudor
Music / Composer
Orlando Gibbons, Lord Salisbury’s Pavan and Galliard, Thomas Morley, La Rondinella, Anonymous, Coranto Suite, Anthony Holbome, Almain, Thomas Thomkins, Worsters Braule
First Performance
New York
The Juilliard School
December 7, 1953
(for a Festival of British Music)
Juilliard Dance Ensemble
First Cast Performance Students of Juilliard Dance Dept.
Lucille Badda, Donya Feuer, Sally Holroyd, Patricia Sparrow, Jerry Kurland, Vernon Long, Barrie Schenker, Charles Wadsworth
Excerpts notated in 1954 by students Lucille Badda and Patricia Sparrow and Charles Wadsworth. (Labanotation)
Number of Dancers
1+2 Women, 1+2 Men
Average Length
Costumes / Scenery
Licensing Information

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



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