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234th Season

Evening of one-act ballets "Ballet #2", "Keep Calm", "Second I", "Pavlovsk"

Music by Philip Glass
Choreography by Maxim Petrov (revisions)
Tatiana Noginova, Costume Designer
Sergei Grachev, Production design

Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes



Music by Alexander Tsfasman 
Choreography by 
Set Designer: 
Costume Designer: 
Lighting Designer: Igor Vints

Premiere: 21 March 2015, Mariinsky Theatre 
(as a part of the project A Creative Workshop of Young Choreographers)

Running time: 15 minutes


Maxim Petrov, who called his second opus simply Ballet No 2, made a brilliant play on dance nostalgia. His ballet to music by Alexander Tsfasman will undoubtedly prove sweet for the generation of the 1960s and all who love the naïve Soviet positivist films about Shurik. The enchanting young ladies with their hair in "buns" and in short skirts and the young men from a school for working youths have wittily embodied in dance the themes of the best Soviet songs about ten girls for whom, statistically, there are nine boys, about the good girl Lida and about how we are chosen and how we choose. How easy it was to make the auditorium a happy and tranquil place! 


Age category: 6+



Music by Philip Glass 
Choreography, set and costume designs by 
Lighting Designer: Igor Vints 
Video Graphics Designer: Arseny Nikolaev


In the miniature Second I Xenia Zvereva turned to the music of Philip Glass. Today his works enjoy great popularity, being used in films; choreographers stage productions and concert pieces to them, and the ballet In the Upper Room has long been a hit at numerous theatres. In the piercing monotones of the “music of repetitive structure” (as the composer himself defines the style of his works) Ksenia Zvereva heard a theme of duplicity. The choreographer has found its visual embodiment in the combination of plastique images of a dance duet and large-scale intricate video-projections.

Premiere: 21 March 2015, Mariinsky Theatre 
(as a part of the project A Creative Workshop of Young Choreographers)

Running time: 8 minutes

Age category: 6+

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