234th Season

Evening of one-act ballets: Chopiniana. Scheherazade. The Firebird.

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Mikhail Fokine’s ballets Chopiniana, Shekherezade, The Firebird demonstrate a very special page in the history of the Mariinsky Theatre ballet. The choreographer had created a unique style of “Les Ballets Russes” in the beginning of the XX century.

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

Scheherazade
choreographic drama in one act

Music: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Symphony suite Scheherazade)
Choreography: Michel Fokine (1910)

Scenario: Leon Bakst and Michel Fokine after Arabian Nights fairytales

Reconstruction: Isabelle Fokine, Andris Liepa
Set and costume design: Anna Nezhnaya, Anatoly Nezhny after original sketches: Leon Bakst

World premiere: 4 June 1910, Les Ballets Russes de Serge de Diaghilev, Theatre de l?Opera, Paris
In the repertoire of the Mariinsky Theatre since 1994

Running time: 45 minutes

The Firebird
russian fairytale in two scenes

Music: Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: Michel Fokine (1910)

Libretto: Michel Fokine

Reconstruction: Isabelle Fokine, Andris Liepa
Set and costume design: Anna and Anatoly Nezhny
after original sketches: Alexander Golovin, Leon Bakst and Michel Fokine

World premiere: 25 June 1910, Les Ballets Russes de Serge de Diaghilev, Theatre de l?Opera, Paris
In the repertoire of the Mariinsky Theatre since 1994

Running time: 44 minutes


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