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Ballet North preview of La Fille mal gardee

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From Ballet North Coppelia Saturday Performance

Ballet North in Kansas City thought it would be helpful to give some context and description to the production of La Fille Mal Gardee to be presented Friday June 19, 2009 at the Music Hall. Enjoy!

La Fille mal gardée is a comic ballet presented in two acts, inspired by Pierre Antoine Baudouin's 1789 painting Le Reprimande/Une Jeune Fille Querellée par sa Mère. The ballet was originally produced and choreographed by the Ballet Master Jean Dauberval to a musical patch-work adapted from about 50 popular French vignettes at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France on July 1, 1789. Yes, this ballet is as old as the United States!
La Fille mal gardée has been kept alive throughout its long and complex performance history by way of many revivals for well over two centuries. The work has had many changes of title, and no fewer than six known scores—many of which were adaptations of older music.
Today La Fille mal gardée is normally pres…