Il Distratto

Lew Christensen's Il Distratto premiered as part of the Ballet '67, part of an experimental annual series put on by San Francisco Ballet, at the San Francisco Ballet Theatre, San Francisco, California on August 4, 1967. The cast featured 15 dancers including Jocelyn Vollmar, Ingrid Fraley, Patricia Garland, Cynthia Quick, Krista Scholter, Wendy Holt, Gina Ness, Allyson Segeler, Catherine Warner, and Sally Bailey. While the piece started in part as a training exercise, Lew reworked the piece and it became a regular part of SFB's repertory and was added to the repertory of other dance companies, such as the City Center Joffrey Ballet in 1968.