• Julia Sumzina

Tchaikovsky - 180. Mariinsky Ballet in the photos

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the great Russian composer, was born on 7 May 1840. He created three ballets Swan Lake (1876), The Sleeping Beauty (1889) and The Nutcracker (1892), all of them we can see in Mariinsky theatre and enjoy the brillant music by Tchaikovsky. There is one more ballet where his music was used, George Balanchine created his Jewels for New York City Ballet in 1967 and his Diamonds act is accompanied by Movements 2,3 and 4 from Symphony No. 3 in D major (1875) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. I want to show you some of my photos dedicated to "Tchaikovsky in Mariinsky ballet".


Swan Lake (choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895), revised choreography and stage direction: Konstantin Sergeev).

Viktoria Tereshkina and Xander Parish.

November 2019.

The Nutcracker (choreography by Kirill Simonov).

Valeria Martynuk and Victor Caixeta, Ekaterina Chebykina.

December 2019.


The Nutcracker (choreography by Vasily Vainonen).

May Nagahisa and Xander Parish.

December 2019.


The Sleeping Beauty (choreography by Marius Petipa revised version by Konstantin Sergeev).

Lauren Cuthbertson and Xander Parish, Daria Ionova and Alexey Timofeev, Islom Baimuradov.

March 2020.


Swan Lake (choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov (1895), revised choreography and stage direction: Konstantin Sergeev). Oksana Skorik and Germain Louvet. March 2020.


Jewels (Diamonds) (choreography by George Balanchine)

June 2019.


Photos: Julia Sumzina, @js_artsreview


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