Piece Name Circus Polka
Piece Alternate Name Pachyderm Polka (*Popularized title)
Creation Date 1942
Creator Stravinsky, Igor Composer ,
Balanchine, George
Associated Performing Art(s) Ballet
Reference(s) International Encyclopedia of Dance ,
San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum
Notes The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus commissioned Balanchine (choreographer) and Stravinsky (composer) to create this ballet for elephants for their 1942 tour season. In performance, the elephant handlers dressed as ballet dancers, and the elephants wore elephant-sized tutus. SFPALM

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1942, Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Circus Polka
Performances of the piece 1003447