The Grand pas from Paquita, with choreography by Marius Petipa and music by Ludwig Minkus, is a revival of the famous Grand pas, which has long since become a classic.
The Grand pas from Paquita, with choreography by Marius Petipa and music by Ludwig Minkus, is a revival of the famous Grand pas, which has long since become a classic. The original Paquita, a ballet staged by Joseph Mazilier with music by Édouard Deldevez (loosely based on Cervantes' novella La Gitanilla, or The Gypsy Girl), premièred at the Grand Opéra in Paris in 1846. In 1881, after several successful runs in Europe and in Russia, Marius Petipa presented a new version of Paquita at the Mariinsky Theatre. Édouard Deldevez's score was supplemented with several additions by Ludwig Minkus: these included the children's mazurka and the Grand pas. Since then, the ballet has been revived multiple times at various music theatres across Europe and worldwide — most notably, at La Scala and the Vienna Opera, where it was staged by the renowned Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev.
A ballet in one act
Running time 30 minutes
The revived show premiered on OCTOBER 28, 2015
The Theatre would like to express its gratitude to Mr Toshihiko Takahashi for his support in creating the production.