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Classical ballet

Classical ballet, completed by Marius Petipa (1819-1910) in the 19th century, is a ballet style with Grand pas de deux. Grand pas de deux includes an adagio, solo variations by the male dancer and then the ballerina and a coda with both partners dancing together. Sleeping Beauty (1890), The Nutcracker (1892) and Swan Lake (1892), composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, choreographed by Marius Petipa and derived from the Russian court ballet, are considered the three masterpieces of classical ballet. Classical ballet stories could be either romantic or realistic and they could also be based on legends. Dramatic and lyrical situations are also expressed in a variety of ways.

  • Cinderella
    a ballet fairy tale

    wretched cinderella, badly treated by her stepmother and stepsisters, finally marries a prince and lives happily ever after because of her angelic heart. written by charles perrot, this typical didactic story has kindled a cinderella complex in many women worldwide, and has taught childre...
  • La Corsaire
    an exhilarating ballet from a tragic poem!

    the ballet is based on the poem <the pirate> by lord byron, the father of romanticism. in the poem, the hero conrad and the heroine madora appear as a couple. however, conrad falls in love with gulnara, the concubine of a wicked trader, and goes after her. med...
  • Giselle
    the bittersweet revenge of a fairy

    in the world of classical ballet, <giselle> is the epitome of frail feminine beauty. for instance, act 2, with ballerinas in pure white romantic tutus under dreamy-blue moonlight, is enough to haunt viewers with its vision of fairies in a surreal land.
    in act 1, ...
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