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Articles tagged with "Marius Petipa"

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.

Don Quixote dance highlight: The Act I finale

20 November 2014

A Spanish-flavoured spectacle featuring some of ballet's most astonishing virtuoso choreography.

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.

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