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Square Dance

Square Dance is a one act classic ballet choreographed by George Balanchine within the framework of a traditional square dance complete with a caller.  The music by Arcangelo Corelli and Antonio Vivaldi, although from the time of the baroque, has many similarities with country western fiddling.  Mr. Balanchine heard in this music a square dance with classical ballet vocabulary.  The result is a rip-roaring hoedown of a ballet.