NEW YORK CITY BALLET
Ballet Imperial Yellow
Music Piano Concerto No. 2 in G, Op. 44 (1879-80) by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust Premiere May 29, 1941, as Ballet Imperial by American Ballet Caravan, Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro Original Cast Marie-Jeanne, Gisella Caccialanza, William Dollar, Fred Danieli, Nicholas Magallanes Staged For NYCB by Frederic Franklin, October 15, 1964, as Ballet Imperial.
Original costume Balanchine's Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto #2 designed by Karinska. Gold Silk Satin, aqua silk satin. This is one of the first examples of Karinska's love for inserting different colors into bodices. All prints are flush mounted on a substrate of styrene board known for its smooth surface and archival qualities.