Dance History Quiz | An Avant-Garde NYCB Dancer

Fun facts for teachers & students

Karin von Aroldingen, the German-born New York City Ballet dancer who died early in 2018, was often cast in challenging roles in some of the company’s more avant-garde pieces, including which of these?

a. As a door in Variations pour une Porte et un Soupir
b. As a man-eating insect in The Cage
c. As singer Lotte Lenya’s shadow in The Seven Deadly Sins
d. As a playing card in Jeu des Cartes