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Paquita - Grand Pas Classique



 Music by Ludwig Minkus (1826-1917).
Choreography by M. Petipa.
World premiere - January 27, 1881.

For the first time a ballet with this name was staged in Paris in 1846. The authors of music and choreography were Edouard-Marie-Ernest Deldevez and Joseph Mazilier. As a true creation of the era, Paquita told the viewer a love story as tangled as a play in a drama theater. The performance was a great success in Paris and London, and therefore it is not surprising that Paquita was the first performance that Marius Petipa staged in St. Petersburg.

In 1881, being the choreographer of the Imperial Theaters of St. Petersburg, he presented a new version of the ballet, where Deldevez's music was complemented by the music of Ludwig Minkus, for which Petipa invented several dance scenes. Over time, Grand pas turned into a brilliant choreographic composition, which became a full-length performance. This choreographic picture is often called the ceremonial portrait of the troupe, which really must have a whole scattering of sparkling talents in order to qualify for its acting. The form of the expanded dance scene - Grand pas - corresponds to the general canon of the choreographic structures of a classical performance: entre, adagio, pas de trois, variations, coda. In this form, ballet has forever entered the history of dance art as an impeccable example of the "French" style. In this form, it is presented on the stage of the Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theater.

Choreographer – Kirill Shmorgoner,
Stage Conductor – Alexander Shameev,
Scene-designer, costume designer, lighting designer – Elena Solovyova.
 Soloists (Paquita and Lucien  d'Hervilly)

Six soloists

Pas de trois

Eight soloists
Genre: Ballet
Title: Paquita - Grand Pas Classique
Duration: 45 мин
Number of actions: 1
Premiere date: 04 march 2016
Age: 6+


 Music by Ludwig Minkus (1826-1917).
Choreography by M. Petipa.
World premiere - January 27, 1881.

For the first time a ballet with this name was staged in Paris in 1846. The authors of music and choreography were Edouard-Marie-Ernest Deldevez and Joseph Mazilier. As a true creation of the era, Paquita told the viewer a love story as tangled as a play in a drama theater. The performance was a great success in Paris and London, and therefore it is not surprising that Paquita was the first performance that Marius Petipa staged in St. Petersburg.

In 1881, being the choreographer of the Imperial Theaters of St. Petersburg, he presented a new version of the ballet, where Deldevez's music was complemented by the music of Ludwig Minkus, for which Petipa invented several dance scenes. Over time, Grand pas turned into a brilliant choreographic composition, which became a full-length performance. This choreographic picture is often called the ceremonial portrait of the troupe, which really must have a whole scattering of sparkling talents in order to qualify for its acting. The form of the expanded dance scene - Grand pas - corresponds to the general canon of the choreographic structures of a classical performance: entre, adagio, pas de trois, variations, coda. In this form, ballet has forever entered the history of dance art as an impeccable example of the "French" style. In this form, it is presented on the stage of the Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theater.

Choreographer – Kirill Shmorgoner,
Stage Conductor – Alexander Shameev,
Scene-designer, costume designer, lighting designer – Elena Solovyova.
 Soloists (Paquita and Lucien  d'Hervilly)

Six soloists

Pas de trois

Eight soloists



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