John Craton



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May 2024


A Harlequinade is performed in a 19th-century European park. Once it's over and the sun goes down, the audience leaves. A lovesick Pierrot then enters, watching Pierrette leaving with Harlequin. The Dream Fairy enters and gives Pierrot sleep with pleasant dreams. When he wakes, he sees Pierrette sitting in the cradle of the moon. He serenades her, but Harlequin makes her disappear. Finally, Harlequin notices Pierrette's older sister and dances with her, leaving Pierrot and Pierrette alone. Pierrette offers her hand to Pierrot, and they stand hand in hand, gazing at the moon.


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Ballet | Pierrot & Pierrette