The Figure in the Carpet

by George Balanchine 1960

Music: George Frederick Handel (from the Royal Fireworks Music, 1749, and Water Music, ca. 1717)

Book: George Lewis (underlying ideas in the organization of the sequence of scenes suggested by Dr. Arthur Upham Pope)

Choreography: George Balanchine

Scenery, costumes, and lighting: Esteban Francés

Scenery executed: Nolan Brothers

Costumes executed: Karinska

World premiere: 13 April 1960, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York

Ballet in five scenes

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