Herman Severin Levenskiold
Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Yuri Krasavin
Georges Bizet–Rodion Shchedrin
to music by Valery Gavrilin
to music by Frederic Chopin
to music by Sergei Prokofiev
Ludvig Minkus, Edouard Deldevez
to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky Alfred Shnitke, Cat Stevens / Yusuf Islam
to music by Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Tchaikovsky
to music by Anatoly Korolyov
to music by Alfred Schnitke and Milko Lazar
The ballet was commissioned by the Bolshoi Theatre. The world premiere was held on the 7th of July together with the ballets Les Saisons and Dancemania, which had also been originated by the Bolshoi. In the context of this programme, as well as outside it, this opus attracts attention at first thanks to its intriguing and provocative name: the choreographer almost attempts to realise the style of the Bolshoi ballet by marking it with its 'trademark'.
Premiered on July 7, 2022.