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Articles tagged with "Marius Petipa"

5 of our favourite ballet pas de deux

14 October 2016

Dramatic and romantic moments in ballets including Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet are classical dance’s beating heart.

How does the Bolshoi's diverse ballet repertory inspire its identity?

28 July 2016

The repertory of a company plays a crucial role in determining its identity – especially on international tours.

A Hundred Wayward Daughters: The enduring popularity of La Fille mal gardée

21 April 2015

Ashton’s 1960 production is now the most well known, but there have been hundreds of versions of the ballet since its premiere in 1789.

La Fille mal gardée Dance Highlight: The Pas de ruban (Ribbon dance)

16 April 2015

Ashton's charming pas de deux makes inventive and intricate use of ribbons, in homage the ballet's two-hundred-year history.

Eastern Promises: The allure of the Orient in opera and ballet

27 March 2015

Composers and choreographers have long explored the difference in cultures between East and West.

Dance Essentials: Bayadère – The Ninth Life

25 March 2015

Our quick guide to Shobana Jeyasingh’s reimagining of the India-set classical ballet La Bayadère.

Petipa and Ivanov: The dance partnership that saved Swan Lake

10 February 2015

Behind the delicate pas de deux, Swan Lake is a battleground for ballet history buffs – which choreographer should get the credit for this classical masterpiece?

Swan Lake Dance Highlight: The Black Swan Pas de deux

4 February 2015

This brilliantly dramatic grand pas de deux, in which the heroic prince is tricked into forsaking his love, is one of ballet’s most iconic moments.

Ballet Essentials: Swan Lake

2 February 2015

Our quick guide to Tchaikovsky’s soaring ballet masterpiece.

When national dances meet tutus and pointe shoes

25 November 2014

Much more than just a bit of local colour, national dances were key to the development of ballet throughout the 19th century.

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