Exhibition of Marius Petipa "Two Centuries of Petipa" automatic translate
с 7 Марта
по 10 Июня
Главное здание Театрального музея им. А.А. Бахрушина
ул. Бахрушина, д. 31/12
As part of the celebration in Russia of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding choreographer Marius Petipa (1818-1910), the exhibition "Two Centuries of Petipa" will be held at the Theatrical Museum. The exposition will present a picture of Marius Ivanovich’s life and creativity, as well as tell why the image of the great master was mythologized over time. Thanks to the extensive archives of Petipa saved by Alexei Bakhrushin during the revolutionary events of 1917, as well as the materials of the Directorate of the Imperial Theaters, visitors will learn how the French ballet dancer appeared in Russia and how he managed to create a classical ballet repertoire that includes such masterpieces as " La Bayadere, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Raymonda and others. The exhibition will also present a colorful illustration of entertaining stories and curious facts that saturate Petipa’s personal and creative biography.
The exposition will include archival documents, photographs, books, posters, paintings and graphics, among them more than 40 sketches of costumes by A. Charlemagne, sketches by K. Walz, I. Vsevolozhsky, A. Golovin and other famous artists and theater decorators of the era. The screens will show excerpts from the choreographic heritage of Petipa, preserved on film - from the era of silent movies to recent reconstructions.
In addition to the Petipa Bakhrushin Museum, the exhibition will feature exhibits from the Bolshoi Theater Museum, RGALI, the St. Petersburg State Museum of Theater and Music. As the official partner of the Theatrical Museum, the National Center for Dance in France (Center national de la danse) has developed a virtual form for the Petipa exhibition, which can be viewed from anywhere in the world.
During the whole work of the exhibition, excursions will be organized, including directly from the curator of the exhibition, the theater expert Sergei Konayev.
In addition, the Theater Museum. A.A. Bakhrushin prepared a unique edition of Marius Petipa. "Memoirs" and documents "(scientific edition, introductory article, comments and translation - S. Konayev, decoding of the French text - Pascal Melani), in which the reader will get the opportunity to get acquainted with the French original for the first time and compare the life story of Petipa, as the choreographer himself told it, with materials found as a result of many years of archival searches.
Finally, on June 5-8, 2018, the International Scientific Conference "Marius Petipa. The Empire of the Ballet: from the Exaltation to the Decline ", organized by the Bakhrushin Museum in conjunction with the State Institute of Art History and the Bolshoi Theater. The conference is timed to the date of the conclusion of the contract between M.I. Petipa and the directorate of the Imperial Theaters.