On behalf of the Petipa Marathon team, we would like to formally invite you to participate in the two-weeks Petipa Summer Program that will be taking place on July 6-17, 2020 and will be held in the BALLET STUDIOS, César Franck 52, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.
The Petipa Marathon Summer Program is designed for advanced students 14+ and young dancers 21-.
We believe it to be a wonderful opportunity to explore, enjoy and work on the art of Marius Petipa, the father of classical ballet, using extracts from some of his legendary works. The secrets of classical ballet are hidden in the details. These details will be shared with you by best teachers and coaches from the Mariinsky Theatre – Petipa’s home theatre, where he worked and created more than 70 different ballets and dances throughout his 60 years in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The legacy of Marius Petipa is not only embodied in the repertoire that has been passed on to us by his dancers, who later became the teachers of the Imperial (Vaganova) ballet school and the Mariinsky and Bolshoi Theatres. In our days, delving into various archive materials and, foremost, into the choreographic notations from the collection of N.G. Sergeyev, allow the researchers to get a more accurate insight into Petipa’s choreographic works. Today, the reconstructions based on the documents are highly demanded across the theatres worldwide. Yet again, they are opening to the audience the world of long-forgotten performances and are giving back the historical identity to inherited masterpieces. There are many ways of approaching the interpretation and deciphering of the notations, as there are edges of a prism, serving to reveal to us the various sides of classical ballet. The study of such reconstructions in practice, presents us with a priceless opportunity to let the choreography of the great masters of the past, pass through our very own bodies.
Enjoy The Result
Petipa Summer Program is an opportunity for professional dancers and advanced students to be taught and coached in the Russian Petipa style, develop their ballet education and improve their technique, learn and master a new repertoire, present their professional capabilities in a demonstration at the end of the 2 weeks course (open-door day) and add a new repertoire to their portfolio. The teachers and audience can enrich the participants’ knowledge by observing and engaging in an interactive discussion regarding its history, staging and execution.
2 weeks + Lunch/Per Person Registered before March 31st, 2020
2 weeks + Lunch/Per Person Registered after March 31st, 2020
2 weeks/For students only
Half Day/Per Person