springtime fairy tale
presented by the pre-ballet division
march 25-26, 2023
A Magician's magical book helps bring to life an enchanted Springtime forest fairy tale, filled with sweet animals, frolicking foxes, spirited squirrels, joyful dancing ponies, animated toys and other fairyland creatures. These charming forest friends join forces to rescue a little bunny who has been captured by the Bat Queen.
Presented by students of Bayer Ballet Academy's Pre-Ballet Division, this whimsical story ballet, set to the music of Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, features gorgeous custom-made costumes and hand painted sets. This family-friendly fairytale is a magical celebration of Spring.
HISTORY OF SPRINGTIME FAIRYTALE
14 years ago, Bayer Ballet’s Artistic Director, Inna Bayer was inspired to create a story ballet for her first students of the Academy, The earliest version of this ballet was performed in the winter and was called “Winter Fairytale.” “My vision for this ballet was to create a whimsical libretto for these young dancers to learn the art of storytelling and performance, while demonstrating the technical pre-ballet foundations of the Vaganova method.”
Every element of this ballet is original and made with love from the libretto and choreography to the hand painted sets and hand sewn costumes.
This ballet has become a tradition and an integral component to the teaching of performance and storytelling skills within the Pre-Ballet Division and is performed annually in the Silicon Valley, California.
Performance Length: Two hours plus a 20 minute intermission
Bayer Ballet will follow the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts COVID policy; please lease review prior to attending the performance.
may 28-29, 2023
We are extremely excited and honored to be hosting world-renowned Choreographers,
Vasily Medvedev and Stanislav Fečo.
The award-winning team behind this production have choreographed multiple productions of Esmeralda for major ballet companies worldwide, including:
Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow (2009)
Staatsballett Berlin (2011)
National Ballet in Mexico City (2012)
Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava , Slovakia (2018)
Croatian National Theatre in Split (2021)
This production is produced by Petipa Heritage Foundation and Bayer Ballet Company.
~ONE-ACT BALLET SUITE~
PALACE OF FINE ARTS
MAY 28 & 29
Petipa Heritage Foundation
Bayer Ballet Company
& MUSICAL CONCEPT
After Marius Petipa
This new version of "Esmeralda," created by choreographers Vasily Medvedev and Stanislav Fečo specifically for Bayer Ballet Company is a suite of the best ballet numbers included in the treasury of world classical dance. Based on the Bolshoi production, a one-act edition of Esmeralda was created and designed, especially for young performers of the Bayer Ballet.
The libretto by Jules Perrault and Victor Hugo, based on the novel "Notre Dame de Paris," was shortened and remade by Vasily Medvedev and librettist Yana Temiz. In the Gothic story about the fate of the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, there are now fewer secondary characters and one main storyline was left. This is a beautiful story of love and jealousy, ending, according to the traditions of the imperial theatres, with a happy end and the triumph of goodness.
ACT 1: Esmeralda Suite (1 hour & 15 minutes)
Intermission (20 minutes)
ACT 2: Gala (1 hour)
DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER
World-renowned choreographer of Esmeralda from BOLSHOI and Nutcracker from Staatsballett Berlin. Among Vasily's works is more than 50 titles created for international audience theatres for the major ballet companies. Mr. Medvedev has received numerous awards, including the US Pushkin Legacy with the Pushkin Legacy Ballet Award for choreography of the ballet, Onegin, presented in National Theatre in Prague.
Mr. Medvedev is a Founder and Artistic Director of the International St. Petersburg Dance Open Ballet Festival and St. Petersburg Dance Open Award, and Chairman of the Petipa Heritage Foundation.
Mr. Medvedev is a graduate of the Vaganova Ballet Academy under the guidance of famous N.Dudinskaia, K.Sergeiev, G.Seliutsky.
The Petipa Heritage Foundation, 501(c)3 public charity organization, is an international institution founded in 2022 dedicated to preserving, promoting and studying the work of Petipa, considered the "father of classical ballet."