Although the techniques of classical ballet were invented by French and Italian masters 200 years ago, the Russian Ballet refined these techniques, thus enhancing its already superb performances. In 1738, the first professional school of dance opened in St Petersburg. During the 18th century, the Russian Ballet became known for its tragic and comic ballets. The Russian Ballet reached its apogee during the 19th century. The second half of the century was marked by the collaboration of Petipa, the French choreographer, with the Russian composer Tchaikovsky. In the early 20th centuy, Diaghilev delighted audiences in the West by presenting his Russian Ballets with supremely talented choreographers, dancers, composers, and set designers. This book offers an encyclopedic overview of the entire history of the Russian Ballet, written by a team of scholars.
Thank you and welcome!
You successfully subscribed to Parkstone International Newsletter.