Saturday, October 22, 2016


Danzon (from the ballet “Fancy Free”) was commissioned and premiered by the American Ballet Theater in 1944 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. It is Leonard Bernstein’s spotlight on this dance in which the three sailors attempt to outdo each other, performing for an audience of beautiful girls while on shore leave. The dance is packed full of emotion and passion, set in a Latin-American style. (Source: published score)