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234th Season

Main Stage

26 July
2018 | Thursday
Evening of one-act ballets: Petruchka. The Seasons
Artists Credits
Ballet company
Cast to be announced


burlesque in four scenes


Music by Igor Stravinsky
Choreography by Michel Fokine (1911)

Libretto, sets and costumes by Alexandre Benois
Musical Director: Valery Gergiev 
Staging by Gary Chryst
Revival Designer: Batozhan Dashitsyrenov 
Lighting design: Vladimir Lukasevich 
Coach: Igor Petrov

World premiere: 13 June 1911, Les Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Premiere of this production: 6 February 2010, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg 

Running time: 40 minutes

Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Pétrouchka was first staged by Michel Fokine during the saisons russes in Paris in 1911. Fokine’s ballet was brought to the Mariinsky Theatre’s repertoire by Leonid Leontiev in 1920. Specially for the VI Festival Maslenitsa (Shrovetide), the American dancer and choreographer Gary Chryst has worked to bring back the ballet to the Mariinsky Theatre. Chryst worked on stage rehearsals of Pétrouchka for the acclaimed Joffrey Ballet in New York in 1970 under Diaghilev’s friend Léonide Massine, a soloist with the Ballets russes and an renowned choreographer. In 2006, Chryst staged Pétrouchka for American Ballet Theatre and later for the National Ballet of Canada.

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