NEW YORK CITY BALLET
Stars and Stripes
Music Corcoran Cadets, Thunder and Gladiator, Rifle Regiment, Liberty Bell, El Capitan, The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa, orchestrated by Hershy Kay Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust Premiere January 17, 1958, NYCB, City Center of Music and Drama Original Cast Allegra Kent, Diana Adams, Melissa Hayden, Robert Barnett, Jacques d'Amboise
For all its exuberant patriotic touches, Stars and Stripes contains as much pure dancing as many full-length classical ballets. The ballet is dedicated to the memory of Fiorello H. LaGuardia, mayor of New York City and founder of the City Center of Music and Drama. All prints are flush mounted on a substrate of styrene board known for its smooth surface and archival qualities.