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The 5 Ballet Classics

Swan Lake

It’s one of the best known ballets since its birth in 1877. Bolshoi Theater commissioned the choreography to Julius Reisinger and the composer of this theme was Piotr Ilch Tchaikovsky in 1875, it’s his opera number 20 and also was his first ballet. Swan Lake is one of the classics in the world of ballet.

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker was born in 1892 in St. Petersburg and is another classic written by Tchaikovsky. The Nutcracker is a Christmas story that starts with Clara, a girl who gets a present as a nutcracker. That night, Clara sleeps next to her new toy and has a dream, from here begins a great adventure.

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Don Quixote

It’s a choreographed ballet by Màrius Petipà and music by Ludwig Minkus and premiered in 1869 at the Bolxoi Theater in Moscow. This ballet is a fragment of a few pages of Cervantes’ novel that allows him to present the character and his reverse.

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is another of the classic ballets in the world of dance. Is was choreographed with the music of Serguei Prokófiev and is based on the novel of William Shakespeare. As an anecdote, the first performance wasn’t entirely successful and many changes were introduced to achieve the success that finally achieved.

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The Sleeping Beauty

This ballet is another work choreographed by Màrius Pepità and with Piotr Ilch Tchaikovsky’s music. It premiered at the Mariïnski Theater in St. Petersburg in 1890. It’s based on Charles Perrault’s eponymous story, written in 1967. Who doesn’t know the fabulous story of Sleeping Beauty?

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