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Articles tagged with "Marius Petipa"

Stories without words: Narrative ballets and their many inspirations

20 November 2014

How and where choreographers find stories has changed throughout the art form's history.

Dance Highlight: Giselle's Mad Scene

27 January 2014

Captivating choreography and gripping storytelling come together in a pivotal moment in ballet history.

A Spoonful of Sugar: Tchaikovsky's use of the celesta in The Nutcracker

12 November 2013

How Tchaikovsky used an entirely new instrument to score the Sugar Plum Fairy's famous solo.

The Spirit of Don Quixote: A history of the ballet

14 October 2013

How a colourful Spanish novel became a great ballet classic.

5 things you need to know about Don Quixote

3 October 2013

Our quick guide to Carlos Acosta's vibrant staging of Marius Petipa's exuberant ballet.

The Bolshoi in London 2013: Big, bold and brilliant

29 July 2013

A look back at the history of Moscow’s great ballet company and its relationship with Covent Garden.

Spring Season 2013/14

10 April 2013

Helpful links and information on booking for forthcoming performances.

Ballet in film

22 March 2012

Five examples of ballet on the big screen.

Petal power: Flowery moments in ballet

29 July 2011

From The Sleeping Beauty to La Fille mal gardée, a celebration of all things floral.

From Russia with love: in praise of Petipa and Ivanov

27 July 2011

A look at two colossuses of Russian ballet.