La Peri by Anton Burgmuller
Length: 2 minutes
Costume: Simple knee-length romantic tutu
Notation: By the choreographer, 1980, revised 1996; excellent
quality, score checked.
Three lovely classical variations from a 1972 work created as a tribute
to August Bournonville for American Festival Ballet and now in the
repertory of several American, Canadian and European companies. Variation
III is a grand allegro, demanding excellent ballon and flowing movement
quality. Variation VII, a polka, requires strong pointe work and batterie.
Variation X, the shortest, is also the most technically difficult,
needing speed, a good jump and secure hops on pointe. These variations
have been taught with great success in advanced variations classes.
Although the music is from an out of print London LP, a tape is available
from the DNB.