Behind The Scenes of The Mariinsky Theatre

Behind The Scenes of The Mariinsky Theatre October 2-7 the Mariinsky Ballet Company gave seven performances of Swan Lake at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California, as part of a major American tour, the theatre’s press service reports. Established in 1738, Mariinsky Ballet (formerly known by its Soviet name, the Kirov Ballet) has produced some of the greatest dancers and choreographer in the history of the art form. Via the collaborative efforts of choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, Mariinsky Ballet refined and established the spellbinding version of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake in 1895.

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