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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.

  • Swan Lake
    “swan lake” is one of the 3 classic ballet masterpieces along with the “sleeping beauty” and the “giselle”. the main story is based on fights among prince siegfried trying to save her, and a devil of genius desiring to govern them.
    depending on the choreography, it sometimes ends tragically or comes to a happy en...
  • The Nutcracker
    a happy christmas eve party. marie gets a nutcracker as a gift from her godfather drosselmeyer. however, the nutcracker is broken by her younger brother, fritz. marie falls asleep while crying and has a fantastic dream. there is a battle between the nutcracker and mouse king. marie saves the nutcracker from the mighty ...
  • Raymonda
    raymonda is the best work of aleksandr glazunov’s, a russian composer. the story, which takes place in the age of knights and chivalry, is based on a medieval legend about the rivalry between the noble knight, jean de brienne, and the perfidious saracen sheikh, abderakhman, for the love of the young raymonda. the drama...
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