234th Season

Main Stage

07 December
19:00
2017 | Thursday
Evening of one-act ballets by Michel Fokine. One act ballets: Chopiniana. Le Spectre de la Rose. The Swan. Carnaval
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Ballet company
Tatiana Noginova, Costume Designer
Alexander Naumov, Lighting Designer
Vyacheslav Okunev, Set Designer
Mikhail Shishliannikov, Set Designer


one act ballets
Music: Frederic Chopin, Carl Maria von Weber, Camille Saint-Saens, Robert Schumann
Choreography: Michel Fokine


Chopiniana
choreographic composition in one act
Music: Frederic Chopin (suite of piano pieces orchestrated: Alexander Glazunov and Maurice Keller)
Choreography: Michel Fokine (1908)
Scenario: Michel Fokine
Revised version: Agrippina Vaganova (1931)
Set design based on original sketches: Orest Allegri

World premiere: 8 March 1908, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg

Running time: 35 minutes


Le Spectre de la Rose
choreographic tableau

Music: Carl Maria von Weber (Invitation to the Dance orchestrated: Hector Berlioz)
Choreography: Michel Fokine (1911)
Concept: Jean-Louis Vaudoyer based on the poem: Theophile Gautier
Scenario: Michel Fokine
Reconstruction: Isabelle Fokine
Set design: Viacheslav Okunev
Costume design after original designs: Leon Bakst

World premiere: 19 April 1911, Les Ballets Russes de Serge de Diaghilev, Theatre de Monte Carlo
In the repertoire of the Mariinsky Theatre since 1997

Running time: 11 minutes


The Swan
choreographic composition

Music: Camille Saint-Saens (from the Carnaval des animaux suite)
Choreography: Michel Fokine (1907)

World premiere: 22 December 1907, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg

Running time: 4 minutes


Carnaval
pantomime ballet in one act Music: Robert Schumann (Le Carnaval, Op. 9, orchestrated by N. Rimsky-Korsakov, A. Lyadov, A. Glazunov, N. Cherepnin, A. Arensky)
Choreography: Michel Fokine (1910)
Set and Costume design: Leon Bakst
The revival team:
Choreography staged: Sergei Vikharev
Sets reproduced: Mikhail Shishliannikov
Lighting: Alexander Naumov and Mikhail Shishliannikov
Costumes reproduced: Tatiana Noginova

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