Le Carnaval – What Happened To This Ballet?

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Le Carnaval was a pantomime ballet which was one act long written and danced in the early 1900’s. Lebretto and choreography was by Fokine Music was written by Schumann and orchestration was done by Rimsky-Korsakov. Scenery and Costumes were done by Leon Bakst. Le Carnaval ballet was first performed after three spontaneous rehearsals as a … Read more

Les Sylphides Chopin – The Ballet And It’s History

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Les Sylphides Chopin – The History Les Sylphides Chopin ballet is a famous ballet in one act. The choreography was done by Fokine and the music by Chopin. Les Sylphides was first performed at an examination performance at the Maryinsky Theater, St Petersburg on the 20th of March 1908. It was then performed in a … Read more

Michel Fokine And How He Contributed To Dance

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Michel Fokine was born Mikhail Mikhaylovich Fokine on the 23rd of April 1880 in St Petersburg. If you are wondering who Michel Fokine was, he was a dancer and choreographer that profoundly influenced the 20th-century classical ballet repertoire. In 1905 he composed The Dying Swan for Russian Ballerina Anna Pavlova. He was chief choreographer at … Read more