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Russian Ballets: The Afternoon Of A Faun

“The Afternoon of a Faun” (1912) based on the music by Claude Debussy was a  successful short ballet performed in the frames of “the Russian Seasons” in Paris. This short, light flirting dancing impromptu staging in the Ancient Greece environment … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Blue God

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to present you another short Oriental stylized ballet from Diaghilev’s Russian Seasons (1909 -1929) which was not appreciated by the audience of that time. In fact, it is a real treasure with rich decorations … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Polovtsian Dances

“The Russian Seasons” (1909-1929) arranged by Sergej Diaghilev (1872 -1929) in Paris contained plenty of Russian ballet’s gems. We mean not only full ballets. There were so-called one-act performances that might challenge our famous dancing masterpieces. “The Polovtsian Dances”, a … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: Scheherazade

The Scheherazade (1910) is a fairy ballet by Mikhail Fokin based on a symphonic suite by Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakov. It was one of fabulous Russian ballet included in so called “Russian Seasons” arranged by Sergei Diaghilev in Paris . In fact, this … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Magic Mirror 1903

Esteemed Readers, first of all, I would like to apologize for my delays with posting. New live environment needs time. I will do my best to be more precise from a new month. 😊 Today I would like to tell … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Pharaoh’s Daughter

“The Pharaoh’s Daughter” (1862) is a ballet masterpiece, Marius Petipa’s first serious success, hardly remembered at present. It is a treasure for those who are interested in the classical Russian ballet school. Another curious fact about the performance is that Petipa … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: La Bayadère

The ballet “La Bayadère” is another romantic ballet by Ludwig Minkus with choreography of Marius Petipa. It was presented by the Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg on the 4th of February, 1887 & had an incredible success. “La Bayadère” is … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: La Sylphide

A romantic ballet La Sylphide (1832) does not belong to the Russian origin. The music belongs to Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer with choreography by Filippo Taglioni. In 1892, Marius Petipa presented a renewed version of La Sylphide to the Russian Imperial Ballet. … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: Don Quixote

In 1869  Ludwig Minkus (1826-1917), a ballet composer of the Austrian origin invented a ballet-comedy “Don Quixote”. It was performed for the first time on the 14th of December 1869 & had an incredible success. To highlight the authentic Spanish … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: The Nutcracker

Esteemed Readers, I suppose that “The Nutcracker” is one of the most famous Russian ballets in the world & you have heard of it or even watch it at least once. So I will only share some curious facts about … Continue reading

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