Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, this conference brought together theatre historians, ballet researchers and choreographers whose aim it is to reconstruct historical performances by Petipa.
On November 22 the master class of choreography from the Japanese troupe Noism was held at The Red Triangle factory. The Noism Company will demonstrate a Noism Method.
How to write music for a ballet, how to relate a dance movement and a musical phrase; what is “recomposition” and why it is so exciting to work with another’s musical matrices and formulas? Authors: Yuri Krasavin, composer of the Petipa’s ballet reconstruction by Viharev and Samodurov “Pakhita” and music critic Gulyara Sadih-zade.
Ballets “The Girl with Porcelain Eyes” (Provincial Dances Theatre, Yekaterinburg) and “Epic Short” (The Norwegian National Ballet)
On November 22, at the Baltic House Theatre-Festival, viewers saw two ballets.
A performance of Melissa Hough’s Epic Short, from Norwegian National Ballet’s Sleepless Beauty project, set to music from Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.
Classical ballet is the pride of Russia, Marius Petipa is the pride of Russian ballet: every third ballet poster in the country is named after him. Is it possible to see the real Petipa today – and what do we really know about him?
On November 24 lecture hall of the Hermitage hosted a round table discussion «Around the Queen of Spades», accompanying the premiere of the documentary film “Silver and Gold of the Queen of Spades”, directed by Manas Sirakhanyan.
On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition the St Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music also presented an encyclopedic album ‘Marius Petipa. La Dansomanie’ in two volumes.
The Festival ended on November 27 with “Petipa. Metamorphosis. XXI century”, at the Alexandrinsky Theatre, with a programme which reflects the wide range of interest that outstanding masters of contemporary ballet have shown towards the Master’s creative heritage – his masterpieces Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and Giselle.