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is a ballet made on New York City Ballet
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by its founding balletmaster (and co-founder) George Balanchine
George Balanchine , born Giorgi Balanchivadze in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to a Georgian father and a Russian mother, was one of the 20th century's most famous choreographers, a developer of ballet in the United States, co-founder and balletmaster of New York City Ballet...
. The premiere took place on November 23, 1968, at the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center
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Balanchine's had previously made a pas de deux to music from Léo Delibes
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in 1950; he expanded this into a divertissement in 1965. The final version uses music from Delibes' ballets Naila
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and choreography from the earlier pas de deux and divertissement.
- Violette Verdy
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- Joaquín De Luz
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