Ballet evening

Ballet evening
90 minut.

one act ballets

Pas de Quatre

Cesare Pugni/ Choreography by A. Dolin


 The Spirit of the Rose   (fr.: Le Spectre De La Rose)

Carl Maria von Weber/ Choreography by M. Fokin


El amor brujo (“The Bewitched Love”)

Manuel de Falla/ Choreography by S. Naenko

Pas de Quatre

In the summer of 1845 the four greatest ballerinas of the time – Marie Taglioni, Carlotta Grisi, Fanny Cerrito and Lucile Grahm – happened to stay in London.  Benjamin Lumley, Director at His Majesty’s Theatre, decided to use the occasion and brought together on one stage the four ballet stars to dance for Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

Jules Perrot choreographed a ballet divertissement, each variation of which displayed the best artistic features and ballet technique of each ballerina and had their names.  Every variation revealed the character of ballerina; the final dance and succession of variations formed one logical action.  The opening and the final of the performance were the same – as one composition.  Unfortunately the original choreography was not preserved.  In 1941 the ballet was restaged by English ballet dancer and choreographer Anton Dolin and it was dedicated to the famous work of Jules Perrot and the four famous ballerinas.  Pas de Quatre is successfully staged in different theatres of the world.  Lviv National Opera stages this ballet for the first time.

The Spirit of the Rose

Michel Fokine choreographed the ballet to the music by Carl Maria von Weber. 

The plot is based on the verse by the French poet Theophile Gautier.  Ballet master Michel Fokine was charmed by this verse and has converted it into artistic plastic ballet form.  The ballet was first presented in Monte Carlo on the 19th of April 1911.  Vatslav Nijinsky, who was called “The God of the Dance” by his contemporaries, danced The Rose.  The ballet combines the classical pas de deux by Fokine, unique dance technique and virtuosity of Nijinsky and romantic plot of Gautier’s verse.

The young lady in a ball gown enters the room.  She has returned home after her first ball.  She drops into an armchair and falls asleep.  The rose, presented to her by a charming prince, falls from her fingers.  All of a sudden a strange but very beautiful illusion which combines the reality and her dreams appears in the moonlight.  The Spirit of the Rose leaps through the window and asks the girl to dance.  “I am the ghost of the rose that you wore to the ball yester-even.”  This is dance of spirit, dance of dream, of aroma of the rose and tenderness of its petals.  This dance of continuous movement and expressiveness leads them back to the armchair.  The Spirit of the Rose kisses young lady and leaps through the window into the night.  The young lady awakes, picks up the rose and kisses it.

"El amor brujo" (Ballet “The Bewitched Love” )

“El amor brujo” (Ballet “The Bewitched Love” by Manuel de Falla)
The girl and her lover escape from her bridegroom, whom she does not like. However, he overtakes them and attacks an opponent.
In a fierce fight the unloved bridegroom perishes, but jealousy, anger and envy turn him into the Ghost. Filled with a strong desire for revenge, he is constantly present between the Young Man and the Girl, not only preventing them from getting married, but also from staying alone.
Nothing can save the lovers from the constant tiresome presence of the Ghost: neither pleas of the Girl, nor the tricks of the Young Man, nor the incantation of the Fire. Only patience, persistence and deep desire to stay together weaken the power of their enemy and exhaust him. The magic of love wins.

About show

“Pas de Quatre” is a ballet divertissement to music composed by C. Pugni, representing Romantic epoch. The ballet was choreographed by Jules Perrot in 1845 for Queen Victoria. It brought together, on one stage, the four greatest ballerinas of the time –Lucile Grahn, Carlotta Grisi, Fanny Cerrito, and Marie Taglioni.

“It took Perrot a lot of time and diplomatic talent to persuade these four ballerinas to dance together. We have little information about the original performance. The ballet we are putting on is our interpretation of these great ballerinas’ performance, “said Nataliia Sharova, a choreographer from Philadelphia.

“Le Spectre de la rose” (The Spirit of the Rose), composed by C.M. von Weber, is a Romantic ballet with classical style choreographed by M. Fokin.

M. Fokin was inspired by the poem of the French Romantic poet T. Gautier: “I am the spirit of the rose that you wore yesterday at the ball …”. The vivid imagination of the choreographer developed these few lines into the plot: the girl returns from her first ball and falls asleep in the chair; she dreams about the Spirit of the Rose who invites her to dance; excited, girl wakes up …

The ballet “El amor brujo”, composed by Manuel de Falla, is based on a concert show which was created for famous Spanish dancer Pastora Imperio. She felt the Andalusian, Gypsy and Moorish tunes very deeply, which she conveyed in the dance with dramatic gestures, accompanying by castanets and singing. The performance was so exciting and convincing that the composer decided to create a ballet, based on the ancient legend.

The ballet was premiered in Madrid in 1915. The music of “El amor brujo ” with its sophisticated colors and peculiar intonations is close to impressionism. Songs about passionate love became an integral part of the unusual ballet.

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Балетмейстер-постановник – Н. Шарова (Філадельфія, США)
Диригент-постановник – Юрій Бервецький, заслужений артист України
Художник – Т.адей Риндзак , народний художник України
Костюми – Жанна Малецька
Асистент диригента – Роланд Марчук

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Диригент-постановник – Юрій Бервецький, заслужений артист України
Балетмейстер-постановник – Ігор Храмов, народний артист України
Асистент диригента – Роланд Марчук
Художник – Тадей Риндзак ,народний художник України
Виготовлення костюмів за ескізами Л. Бакста – Жанна Малецька

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Балетмейстер-постановник  – Сергій Наєнко, заслужений артист України
Диригент-постановник – Юрій Бервецький, заслужений артист України
Художник –постановник – Тадей Риндзак, народний художник України
Художник костюмів – Жанна Малецька

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