Ballet of the Elephants

Ballet of the Elephants

Book - 2006
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Sparking watercolors-and-ink illustrations dance across the page and spill out onto a horizontal foldout of elephants and ballerinas spotlighted together--in the true story of "Circus Polka," choreographed in 1942 by George Balanchine, with music by Igor Stravinsky and performances by John Ringling North's elephants. Robert Andrew Parker brings his love of theater, dance, and costume to this captivating story. Leda Schubert's background note includes black-and-white photos of the actual performance.

Publisher: New Milford, Conn. : Roaring Brook Press, c2006
ISBN: 9781596430754
Branch Call Number: JEN 796.842 SCH
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Parker, Robert Andrew


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It seems impossible, but in 1942, circus-owner John Ringling North presented the Circus Polka, in which 50 elephants and 50 human ballerinas, all wearing pink tutus, danced together. Picture-book format, with large watercolor-and-ink illustrations.

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