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The Rose and the Butterfly - A Love Story | Historical Background

Over the coming weeks we will be sharing historical documentation, including costume sketches and other reference materials used by Mr. Medvedev to recreate this rare Petipa ballet.⁣

The Rose and the Butterfly - A Love Story

presented by Bayer Ballet⁣ Premiere August 14-15, 2021⁣ Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Tickets Coming Soon: 𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐲 𝐛𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝-𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐫, Vasily Medvedev @medvedevballet in collaboration with master teacher and principal dancer, Stanislav Feco @stanik71 and the Petipa Heritage Fund.⁣ Among Mr. Medvedev’s works are more than 50 titles created for international audiences for major ballet companies including: Bolshoi Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, National Ballet of Mexico, State Academic Theatre in Perm, and National Ballet of Ukraine in Kharkov, to name a few.⁣ 𝐇𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐋 𝐁𝐀𝐂𝐊𝐆𝐑𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃 (𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝟏)⁣ 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. ⁣ Vsevolozhsky I.A. Sketch of a man's costume Butterflies for V. Nizhinsky for the ballet "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 мужского костюма Бабочки для В.Нижинского к балету "Роман бутона розы" Р.Дриго. 1903 год. Из собрания Санкт-Петербургского государственного музея театрального и музыкального искусства⁣ Copyright (c) 1996-2021⁣ Source: #vasilymedvedev #stanislavfeco #petipaheritagefund Inna Bayer #балет #ваганова #vaganova #bayerballetacademy #bayerballet #theromanceoftherosebudandthebutterfly #petipa #worldpremiere #ballet #classicalballet #performance

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