onstage
AUGUST 13-14, 2022

creative team
esmeralda
one act suite

We are extremely excited and honored to be hosting world-renowned Choreographer, Vasily Medvedev and Assistant Choreographer, Stanislav Feco.

The award-winning team behind this production have choreographed multiple productions of Esmeralda for major ballet companies worldwide, including:

Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia (2009)

Staatsballett Berlin, Germany (2011)

National Ballet in Mexico City, Mexico (2012)

Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava , Slovakia (2018)

Croatian National Theatre in Split (2021)

 

This production is produced by Petipa Heritage Fund and Bayer Ballet Company.

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Esmeralda
One-Act Ballet

MOUNTAIN VIEW CENTER

FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

 

AUGUST 13 (6PM)

AUGUST 14 (3PM)

2022

PRODUCED BY

Petipa Heritage Fund

Bayer Ballet Company

CHOREOGRAPHER, DIRECTOR & MUSICAL CONCEPT

Vasily Medvedev

ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER

Stanislav Feco

LIBRETTO

Yana Temiz

MUSIC

Cesare Pugni

 

This new version of "Esmeralda," created by choreographers Vasily Medvedev and Stanislav Feco 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.

 

Performance Length: One hour and 15 minutes, plus a 20 minute intermission

Bayer Ballet will follow the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts policy; please lease review prior to attending the performance.

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VASILY MEDVEDEV

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 Russian and 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. President and founder of Petipa Heritage Fund.


Mr. Medvedev is a graduate of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet under the guidance of famous  N.Dudinskaia, K.Sergeiev, G.Seliutsky. 
www.vasilymedvedev.com

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STANISLAV FECO

ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER

Mr. Feco received his Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Choreography from Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in St.Petersburg. During his career he has received numerous honors and awards, including: Philip Morris Flower Ballet Award, Best Dancer in Czech Republic, US Pushkin Legacy Ballet Award, Interpretation of Role Onegin⁣⁣. 

 

​Principal Dancer credits include: Prague National Theatre⁣⁣, St.Petersburg Russian Ballet⁣⁣, National Theatre in Brno⁣⁣.  Guest Principal Dancer: Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires⁣⁣, Azerbaijan National Ballet⁣⁣, State Ballet in Kazan⁣⁣, and National Opera Donetsk⁣⁣.

 

Mr. Feco has participated at prestigious international ballet galas such as Gala des Etoiles in Montreal, Dance Open in St.Petersburg, Gala Due Mondi in Spoleto, World Ballet Stars in Seoul, and World  Ballet Festival in Kiev.

Mr. Feco is the Official Ballet Master, Anton Dolin's Foundation and Artistic Director, Petipa Heritage Fund⁣⁣.

www.stanislavfeco.com

The Rose & the butterfly
~ a love story

may 29-30, 2022

 
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World Premiere (August, 2021)
The Rose and the Butterfly - a Love Story

images: Mark Kitaoka & Tracy Martin Photography

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The Rose and the Butterfly
- a Love Story 

Two-Act Ballet

PALACE OF FINE ARTS

SAN FRANCISCO

 

MAY 29-30, 2022

6PM

PRODUCED BY

Petipa Heritage Fund

Bayer Ballet Company

CHOREOGRAPHER, DIRECTOR & MUSICAL CONCEPT

Vasily Medvedev

ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER

Stanislav Feco

LIBRETTO

Yana Temiz & Vasily Medvedev after Ivan Vsevolozhsky

MUSIC

Ricardo Drigo

Join a cast of majestic butterflies and flowers as their garden celebration is interrupted by a fierce storm—and even fiercer competition.  This whimsical tale reveals how inner beauty overcomes adversity to win the love of the Butterfly Prince.

 

The last ballet of Marius Petipa is traditionally considered to be "The Magic Mirror" delivered in 1903. However, the "honorary" title should be given to another performance, “The Romance of the Rosebud and the Butterfly, "which was scheduled to premiere on 1904 on the stage of the Hermitage Theater, but never took place.

With limited historical materials to study, Medvedev created this original choreography for this adaptation of "The Romance of the Rosebud and the Butterfly," resurrecting this rare ballet in the traditional style of Petipa.

The world premiere of "The Rose and the Butterfly - A Love Story," was presented on 14 August 2021 at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.  

 

Performance Length: Two hours plus a 20 minute intermission

Bayer Ballet will follow the Palace of Fine Arts COVID policy; please lease review prior to attending the performance.

SLIDE TO VIEW ILUSTRATIONS (CLICK IMAGE TO OPEN FULL SIZE)

This production features handmade costumes based on Vsevolozhsky I.A. Sketch "Novel of a Rosebud" by R. Drigo. 1903 year. From the collection of the St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art "Museums of Russia"⁣

Всеволожский И.А. Эскиз "Роман бутона розы" Р.Дриго. 1903 год. Из собрания Санкт-Петербургского государственного музея театрального и музыкального искусства⁣

Copyright (c) 1996-2021 Museum.ru⁣

springtime fairy tale
presented by the pre-ballet division
may 29, 2022

 
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Early bird sales end April 26

‪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 Palace of Fine Arts COVID policy; please lease review prior to attending the performance.