Fandango (1963)


Dancers from the Metropolitan Opera Ballet - 1963
Photo courstey of Metroplitan Opera Archive


A Public square in the South of Spain, with general overall lighting. The five girls meet in the square and immediately start vying for attention. Each one thinks that she is better than the others and tries to prove it. This rivalry or competition is serious without becoming vicious and even playful at times. Everything is done for and at the other girls. The dancers are not conscious of the audience.

Antony Tudor
Music / Composer
Antonio Soler, Fandango (recycled from Vittorio a ballet by Zachary Solov)
First Performance
Town Hall - New York
March 26, 1963
Metropolitan Opera Ballet Studio
First Cast Performance
Carole Kroon, Suzanne Ames, Ayako Ogawa, Nancy King (Zeckendorf), Ingrid Blecker
1970 by Christine Clark Smith and Muriel Topaz (Labanotation); revised by Muriel Topaz, 1982
Number of Dancers
5 Women
Average Length
12 Minutes
Recycled from Vittorio, a ballet by Zachary Solov, and designed by Estaban Francis
No Set - Bench
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 Ballet Synopsis excerpted with permission from
The Ballets of Antony Tudor by Judith Chazin-Bennahum.



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