The main task of our project is to motivate the young generation of dancers to explore themselvs and their creativity, to ignite their interest in studying the history of ballet and the great heritage of the past, to expand the boundaries of their perception of the world.

An amazing marathon of works of the brilliant choreographer Marius Petipa has been on display for nearly two centuries, encompassing the entire planet. There is no country in the world that has not heard of the art of classical ballet, and Petipa is certainly credited to be its famous father.

Thanks to Marius Petipa, classical ballet has entered the global cultural niche as an art form. He not only created his own choreographies, as well as famous Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Raymonda, but also carried forth the legacies of other artists who created such ballet masterpieces as Giselle, Coppélia, Le Corsaire and many more.

The year 2018 was the year of Petipa’s 200th birthday. There were many events held in various locations (Russia, France, USA and Germany) in Petipa’s memory – books published, exhibitions, festivals, concerts, conferences, lectures and open readings held, ballets restored, and a commemorative plaque was installed at Architect Rossi street in St. Petersburg, Petipa’s home of art. In 2019, there was an extensive international archival revision carried out and a lot of material accumulated that should be not be limited to a narrow circle of professional experts. 

It is important to share it with the global ballet community, those who dance Petipa’s ballets and variations everywhere in world, and with everybody related to the art of dance and the culture generally. This is why we have started this project and are asking for your attention and support.