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2.17. What are the most popular ballets?




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This article is from the Ballet and Modern Dance FAQ, by Tom Parsons twp@panix.com with numerous contributions by others.

2.17. What are the most popular ballets?

Estelle Souche ran an informal poll of alt.arts.ballet in March,
1995, asking people to list their six favorite ballets. The results of
this poll may or may not be representative of the population as a whole,
but here are the ballets that got two or more votes. Note that some
ballets, like *Romeo and Juliet,* exist in more than one version; the
different versions had to be consolidated in tabulating the result.

*Swan Lake* (Petipa): 22 votes

*Romeo and Juliet* (MacMillan, Cranko, Van Dantzig, Smuin or
others): 17 votes

*Giselle* (Perrot-Coralli): 14

*Serenade* (Balanchine): 12

*Don Quixote* (Petipa): 10

*Sleeping beauty* (Petipa): 9
*The Four Temperaments* (Balanchine): 9

*La Sylphide* (after Taglioni or Bournonville): 5
*Coppelia* (after Saint-Leon): 5
*La Bayad`ere* (Petipa): 5
*The Nutcracker* (Petipa): 5
*Green Table* (Jooss): 5
*Jewels* (Balanchine): 5
*Symphony in C* (Balanchine): 5
*A Midsummer Night's Dream* (Ashton): 5

*Les Sylphides* (Fokine): 4
*Concerto Barocco* (Balanchine): 4
*Apollo* (Balanchine): 4
*Push Comes to Shove* (Tharp): 4

*Le Corsaire* (after Mazilier): 3
*Agon* (Balanchine): 3
*Rodeo* (Agnes De Mille): 3
*Diversion of Angels* (Graham): 3
*Monotones* (Ashton): 3
*Le Jeune Homme et la Mort* (Roland Petit): 3
*Revelations* (Ailey): 3

*La Fille mal gard'ee* (after Dauberval): 2
*L'apres-midi d'un faune* (Nijinski): 2
*Rubies* (Balanchine): 2
*Who Cares?* (Balanchine): 2
*Stars and Stripes* (Balanchine): 2
*Rubies* (Balanchine): 2
*Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux* (Balanchine): 2
*Lilac Garden* (Antony Tudor): 2
*Acts of light* (Graham): 2
*Clytemnestra* (Graham): 2
Dance interlude in *Oklahoma* (De Mille): 2
*The Concert* (Jerome Robbins): 2
*Taming of the Shrew* (Cranko): 2
*Aureole* (Taylor): 2
*Hard Nut* (Morris): 2
*Gloria* (Morris): 2
*Da Mummy, Nyet Mummy* (Christopher d'Amboise): 2
*Cinderella* (various productions): 2

 

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