M. Petipa – T. Solymosi – A. Mirzoyan – I. Prokofieva / L. Minkus – É. Deldevez


classic ballet

Balett divertissement

This production is part of the Classical Bravura triple bill which is available at the following link


Few works in classical ballet history have as many versions as the Paquita suite, also known as the Paquita Grand pas (classique). The new piece was created by Marius Petipa on the basis of the French ballet Paquita by working together with composer Ludwig Minkus to select the main musical numbers. Ever since the original premiere in Russia in 1882, the piece has used as many variations and solos, including additions from external sources, as dreamed up by the choreographer of the given production. In fact, a unique attribute of the piece is that the performing dancers often determine the numbers to dance or even perform choreographies prepared specifically for them.


Premiere: April 22, 2022