Les Mains Gauches (1951)



The dance revolves around the issue of the manís and womanís fate. She receives a rose that represents love, and he receives a noose that symbolizes death. In an ironical ending, she discovers that he is not her love, and he realizes that she was not his death.

Antony Tudor
Music / Composer
Jacques Ibert
First Performance
Lee, Massachusetts
Jacob's Pillow Dance
Festival, July 20, 1951
Cast First Performance
Zebra Nevins, Marc Hertsens, Sallie Wilson
Leslie Rotman, 2004-5
Average Length
10 minutes
Number of Dancers
2 Women, 1 Man
Scenery / Costumes
NY Theatre Ballet
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Ballet Synopsis excerpted with permission from
The Ballets of Antony Tudor by Judith Chazin-Bennahum.



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