Technical Information

Piece
*/d_piece 1000534
Piece Title
Circus Polka
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
Piece > Date
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid 1011570
Date piece created
1942
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 729
Alternate Title(s)
Pachyderm Polka
Piece > Function
*/d_piece/r_piece_creator:functionid 138
Function
Composer
Piece > Structure of Piece
*/d_piece/r_piece_structure_division 311