“PETIPA. DANCE OBSESSION” MARKING THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHER”
The first role Marius Petipa performed on the stage was the role of a boy from Savoy in the ballet "Dance Obsession" (1800). Over 56 years of work in Petersburg, Petipa created 46 unique ballets, and many of them became reference standards of the academic style and the Russian ballet school. The Museum of Theatre has in possession unique materials on the history of Petipa's ballet: sketches of costumes and scenery for his productions, collection of the Imperial Theatre's photo studio, authentic onstage dresses of the Sleeping Beauty (1890), The Awakening of Flora (1894), Swan Lake (1895), La Bayadère (1877), etc. The Museum will present memorial items related to the personality of Petipa, theatre programmes of his first-night performances. The Victoria and Albert Museum (Great Britain), the Centre National du Costume de Scene (France), the Stockholm Dance Museum (Sweden) participate in the international project.
address: St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art
From: 01 November 2018
Till: 31 January 2019