|Trilby or The Demon of the Heath|
The ballet somewhat centers around on central canary chick (coincidence? I think not). The music is from Moussorsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition". Seems this fellow Hartmann, a Russian artist and set designer for opera and ballet, had an "exhibition" of his work (a showing) and one of his paintings was "Trilby or the Ballet of the Unhatched Chickens (at first titled Trilby or the Elf of the Argyle .... not kidding). Here is the work:
The thought of this piece, with children running around like little birds with no purpose, with no communication skills, and led by a leader still in her shell.....welllll one just has to a take note.