Ballet of the Elephants

Ballet of the Elephants

Book - 2006
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The story of how "Circus polka" a dance of 50 elephants and 50 ballerinas, choreographed by George Balanchine, was created.

McMillan Palgrave

Sparking watercolors-and-ink illustrations dance across the page and spill out onto a horizontal foldout of elephants and ballerinas spotlighted together--in the true story of "Circus Polka," choreographed in 1942 by George Balanchine, with music by Igor Stravinsky and performances by John Ringling North's elephants. Robert Andrew Parker brings his love of theater, dance, and costume to this captivating story. Leda Schubert's background note includes black-and-white photos of the actual performance.



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Sparking watercolors-and-ink illustrations dance across the page and spill out onto a horizontal foldout of elephants and ballerinas spotlighted together--in the true story of "Circus Polka," choreographed in 1942 by George Balanchine, with music by Igor Stravinsky and performances by John Ringling North's elephants. Robert Andrew Parker brings his love of theater, dance, and costume to this captivating story. Leda Schubert's background note includes black-and-white photos of the actual performance.



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& Taylor

Describes how fifty elephants were trained to perform in the circus with ballet dancers to the music of Stravinsky.

Publisher: New Milford, Conn. : Roaring Brook Press, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596430754
1596430753
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Parker, Robert Andrew - Illustrator

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It seems impossible, but in 1942, circus-owner John Ringling North presented the Circus Polka, in which 50 elephants and 50 human ballerinas, all wearing pink tutus, danced together. Picture-book format, with large watercolor-and-ink illustrations.

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