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Published on Jun 12, 2008
Divertimento from "Le Baiser de la Fée" (Stravinsky/Balanchine) See this performance on: July 18th (8pm), July 24th (2pm and 8pm) ** Language: French, Pronounced: le bay-zay deuh lah fay, Meaning: An abstract work set to music from the ballet "The Fairy's Kiss". Stravinsky's scenario for Le Baiser de la Fée is based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, "The Ice Maiden." The ballet was commissioned by Ida Rubinstein and choreographed by Bronislava Nijinska in 1928. Balanchine choreographed the full-length ballet in 1937 for performances at the Metropolitan Opera House.