Exhibition "Dancemania" automatic translate
с 1 Ноября
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Санкт-Петербургская государственная Театральная библиотека
ул. Зодчего Росси, д. 2
On November 1, the “Dancemania” exhibition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Marius Ivanovich Petipa opens at the St. Petersburg State Theater Library (ul. Zodchego Rossi, 2).
Marius Petipa (Alfons Victor Marius) was born on March 11, 1818 in Marseilles to the family of French dancer and choreographer Jean Antoine Petipa and dramatic actress Quiz Morel Grasso.
The name of Marius Petipa first appeared on the billboard on November 18, 1828 in P. Gardel’s ballet “Dancemania”. At 16, Petipa gets her first engagement. He works in Nantes, Madrid, tours across America.
In 1847, the director of the imperial theaters, A. M. Gedeonov, invited M. Petipa to take the place of the first dancer and pantomime performer. From this moment begins the long-term ministry of the artist on the Russian stage. Petipa arrives in Russia at the age of 29, lives and works “in a second homeland” until the last day. The half-century page of the history of Russian classical ballet is associated with the name of Frenchman Marius Petipa.
Marius Ivanovich Petipa was buried in the Alexander Nevsky Monastery (now the Necropolis of Artists).
The central part of the exposition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the choreographer’s birth is the dolls, made according to the costumes for the two ballets by M. Petip: “Pharaoh’s Daughter” and “Sleeping Beauty” by students of the Russian Institute of Performing Arts (Faculty of Scenography and Theater Technology under the guidance of. V. Slezina). Sketches are stored in the collection of the St. Petersburg State Theater Library.
The choreographer created his first big ballet “Pharaoh’s Daughter” to the music of C. Pugni in 1862. After the successful production of this ballet, Marius Ivanovich was appointed ballet master of the imperial St. Petersburg theaters.
"Sleeping Beauty" - the pinnacle of the choreographer. The director of the Imperial Theaters, I. A. Vsevolozhsky, was the inspirer of the production. He also created a libretto and costume sketches. But his main merit was the unification in the work on the ballet of two brilliant contemporaries - the composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and the choreographer Marius Petipa. The premiere took place on January 3, 1890 on the stage of the Mariinsky Theater.
In addition, the exhibition presents the memoirs of Marius Ivanovich with his autograph, sketches of costumes and scenery for ballets, books about the work of the choreographer, archival materials. The theater library tried to present as much as possible the various materials about the master who keep its funds.
The exhibition is open from 01.11. - 12/13/2018
in the library at the address: st. Architect Rossi, 2 (entrance from Sq. Ostrovsky).
Telephone for information: (812) 312-03-11.