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Famous Ballets and Principal Roles

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  1. 2. Was originally created and staged for the Paris Opera Ballet by French Ballet Master, Joseph Mazilier to the music of the French composer, Édouard Deldevez. The world première took place on 1st April 1846. Marius Petipa's 1881 additions to the ballet, particularly the Grand pas classique, is a major cornerstone in the traditional classical ballet repertory
  2. 3. The Rulers daughter in the exceptional 19th century dramatic Russian ballet. Her role is in direct contrast with Nikiya’s purity of soul
  3. 4. It is considered one of the greatest comic ballets of the 19th century and has remained one of the best-loved classical works in the ballet repertory. Choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon to the music of Léo Delibes. First performed in 25 May 1870, Salle Le Peletier, France
  4. 6. Choreography by Marius Petipa, music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Originally performed in 1890, in St Petersburg, Russia, and based on Charles Perraults “La Belle au bois Dormant”. Presents The Rose Adagio, one of ballet's most historic setpieces
  5. 7. Choreography By: Marius Petipa, music by: Ludwig Minkus. Originally Performed in 1869, in Moscow, Russia, this beautiful ballet is based on a book by Miguel de Cervantes. It was the first and is the most famous of Petipa’s Grand ballets with a Spanish theme
  6. 9. Title role to the quintessential Romantic ballet. Italian ballerina, muse to the choreographer ,dancer Jules Perrot and to the poet Théophile Gautier; Carlotta Grisi was especially noted for her performance in the classic role. The title role has always been a touchstone and a proving ground for the world’s greatest prima ballerinas, not simply for the enormous technical demands the choreography poses, but for the intensity and depth of emotional commitment that it requires
  7. 10. Choreograpy by: Petipa and Ivanov, music by Pyotr Tchaikovski. Has become a family-friendly Christmas tradition performed by numerous ballet companies around the world. From interesting illusions to the magical snow Pas de Deux, makes this, one of the most cherished ballets of the 20th century
  8. 11. Is a passionate ballet masterpiece choreographed by Sir Kenneth MacMillan to music by Jules Massenet. Was first performed by The Royal Ballet in London in 1974. The most anticipated moments in the ballet are, the four intense central pas de deux danced by the lovers
  9. 15. Considered one of the best and most powerful villians in the history of ballet! She is commonly known as the Evil Fairy in the magical ballet created by the genius, Marius Petipa
  10. 17. The lead role in a ballet choreographed by John Cranko in 1965. The role was premiered by the extraordinary Marcia Haydée
  11. 18. Choreography by Coralli and Perot, music by Adolphe Adam. First performed in Paris, in 1841. Is a romantic ballet in two acts, and is considered a masterwork in the classical ballet performance canon. Displays one of the most poignant moments in ballet - The Mad Scene
  12. 19. Choreography by Rostislav Zakharov, music by Sergei Prokofiev. The original was performed in 1945, in Moscow, Russia and the main role was played by the phenomenal Galina Ulanova The ballet is noted for its fantastic score and humorous tone
  13. 20. The ballet tells the story of an impossible love between a human and a spirit. August Bournonville's version of the ballet, was first performed in Copenhagen in 1836. It remains a very captivating & fascinating ballet till date
  14. 23. In the classic christmas story ballet, this role is every young ballerinas dream of dancing, as it symbolizes the heart of ballet. It is recognized for its pure artistry
  15. 24. Inspired by Russian folklore, one of the most well known productions of the ballet was choreographed by Mikhail Fokine. The world premiere was in 1910, performed at the Paris Opera by the famous Ballet Russes. Considered one of Igor Stravinsky's most iconic ballet scores
  16. 25. Lead role in one of the greatest ballets known. The character is a bit of a trickster, cunning and seductive. Known for the series of heart-pumping jumps and turns, including the famous 32 fouettes in Act III
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  1. 1. Choreography by Marius Petipa, music by Ludwig Minkus. Originally performed in 1877, in St. Petersberg, Russia. Contains the scene – Kingdom of the Shades – which is revered in ballet circles as the template for the art form’s most iconic moments
  2. 5. The lead role from one of the world's most beloved ballets, featuring incredible music by Tchaikovsky and choreography by Marius Petipa. The role is both technically and emotionally demanding. Known for the exceptional wedding Pas de Deux
  3. 8. She's the feisty and wilful heroine of the ballet based on a novel created by Miguel de Cervantes. It was first presented in 1869. The character's role is demanding and athletic
  4. 12. The lead role of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece, a ballet that continues to thrill audiences with its romance, drama, tragedy and exquisite score. Famous for the most iconic dual role in classical ballet. Her character symbolizes fluidity, etherealness and is an enduring soul whose kindness and love triumphs evil
  5. 13. Original choreography by Julius Reisinger, music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. It is a true masterpiece of ballet, and is considered one of the greatest ballet of all time. Homes the striking sequence of the 32 fouettes masterpiece
  6. 14. The title role from one of history's most enduring love stories. Prokofiev's greatest ballet score. The role is physically and emotionally demanding as the character moves through a whirlwind of emotions on stage, from love and happiness to tragedy. A dream role for most ballerinas to play!
  7. 16. Choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky, music by Sergei Prokofiev. Considered the greatest love story of all time, this ballet is considered to be a the epitome of music and movement, and the masterpiece ballet of Prokofiev.
  8. 21. Plays an important character in one of the most captivating classical ballets based on a timeless fairytale. Performed first in 1890, Russia. One of the most powerful of the fairies. She weaves the storyline beautifully through mime and is the force of good throughout the ballet
  9. 22. One of the main characters in the classical ballet masterpiece set in a fantastical-version of ancient India. Known for her magical variation in Act III of the ballet- Scarf Pas de Deux