Music: Alan Hovhaness

Cast: Miss Emily
Her Lover
Children of Her Youth (5 girls, 4 boys)
Children of Her Old Age (4 girls, 4 boys)
Mirror Images (6 women, 6 men)

Length: Approx. 30 min.

Summary: Based on the short story by William Faulkner, this shocking melodrama is the tale of a southern woman entombed in the past. De Mille's ballet focuses on Miss Emily's illusory resurrection of her ill-fated love affair. The ballet unifies the past and present while depicting the inner psyche of a tragic southern belle whose isolation from her present society eventually leads to madness. The passionate and poignant solos and pas de deux provide a psychological portrait of how memory and isolation take a tragic turn.

Original Cast: Gemze de Lappe (Miss Emily), David Evans (Her Lover) and students of the North Carolina School of the Arts.

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