St Petersburg, Concert Hall

Le Divertissement du roi
 Ballet No 2 

ballet set to music by Alexander Tsfasman

An Evening of Contemporary Choreography


Premiere: 21 March 2015, Mariinsky Theatre
(as a part of the project A Creative Workshop of Young Choreographers)

Running time: 15 minutes

Age category 6+


Music by Alexander Tsfasman
Choreography by Maxim Petrov
Set Designer: Sergei Grachev
Costume Designer: Tatiana Noginova
Lighting Designer: Igor Vints

For this work I chose a name by chance, music that is good for dancing and a simple theme – nostalgia for the beautiful past. Twelve dancers perform the choreography in the style of the great performers of the 20th century. Maxim Petrov

Maxim Petrov, who called his second opus simply Ballet No 2, made a brilliant play on dance nostalgia. His ballet to music by Alexander Tsfasman will undoubtedly prove sweet for the generation of the 1960s and all who love the naïve Soviet positivist films about Shurik. The enchanting young ladies with their hair in "buns" and in short skirts and the young men from a school for working youths have wittily embodied in dance the themes of the best Soviet songs about ten girls for whom, statistically, there are nine boys, about the good girl Lida and about how we are chosen and how we choose. How easy it was to make the auditorium a happy and tranquil place! Kommersant


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