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Who Cares?

George Balanchine

In 1937, George Gershwin asked Balanchine to come to Hollywood to work with him on Samuel Goldwyn’s Follies. Tragically, Gershwin was felled by a brain tumor before he completed the ballet music for the film. Thirty-three years later, Balanchine choreographed Who Cares? to 16 songs Gershwin composed between 1924 and 1931. Balanchine used the songs not to evoke any particular era but as a way of portraying an exuberance that is both broadly American and charged with the distinctive energy of Manhattan.

  • World premiere: by the New York City Ballet at the New York State Theater (EE.UU) on February 7, 1970
  • Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: at Teatro Real, Madrid (Spain), March 14th 2013
WHO-CARES–PORTADA

The performances of Who Cares? and Allegro Brillante are presented and coordinated by The George Balanchine Trust and have been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style ® and Balanchine Technique ® Service standards established and provided by the Trust.

Información

  • Choreography:
    George Balanchine
  • Music:
    George Gershwin: The Man I Love, I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise, Embraceable You, Fascinatin’ Rhythm, Who Cares?, My one and only, Liza, I got Rhythm
  • Orchestration:
    Hershy Kay
  • Lighting Design:
    Nicolás Fischtel (A.A.I)
  • Staging:
    Nanette Glushak
  • Costumes made by:
    Miguel Crespi
  • Length:
    24 minutes
  • Cast premiere CND:
    Seh Yun Kim, Noëllie Conjeaud, YaeGee Park, Moisés Martín Cintas