George Balanchine

Agon is the third ballet performed by George Balanchine especially for the New York City Ballet. The word Agon is used in Greek to define the concept of "combat" in addition to "agony" or "struggle" and was a happy inspiration of Stravinsky. It would be the only Greek thing in ballet.

  • World premiere by: the New York City Ballet at City Center, Nueva York (EE.UU.) November 27th 1957
  • Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: (Ballet Lírico Nacional) at Teatro Albéniz, Madrid (Spain) April 5th 1991


  • Choreography:
    George Balanchine
  • Music:
    Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
  • Musical recording:
    New York City Orchestra. Robert Irving, conductor
  • Staging:
    Victoria Simon
  • Lighting Design:
    Edward Effron based on the original design of Ronald Bates
  • Running time:
    23 minutes