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One act ballets, selection of pas de deux

ACT I
CHOPINIANA


ACT II
selection of pas de deux


ACT III
PAQUITA

CHOPINIANA

Music: Fryderyk Chopin
Choreography: Michel Fokine
Costumes and sets: Viacheslav Okunev


Originating in St Petersburg this short ballet produced by Michel Fokine celebrates its centenary on 10 February 2007. The original of what we call Les Sylphides. The premiere was in 1908 with Anna Pavlova, Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Nijinsky and was a revelation in Imperial St Petersburg. It arguably started the whole genre of plotless ballet as we know it today. Pure and simple ballet, it is a breathtaking evocative romantic ballet blancs.


PAQUITA

Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Costumes and sets: Viacheslav Okunev


Paquita was originally created at the Paris Opera. Petipa recreated his own version in St Petersburg in 1847 , after which he made many adaptations including the Grand Pas classique to music by Minkus This scene is a supreme example of classical dancing

From 20th June until 2nd July, the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre made its debut in the Princess Theater, which is fairly considered the best theatre in Melbourne ...

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