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  • He may be the central girl in Paquita, but the five guys who perform the other Petipa variations (or their variations of the variations) all have the technique, the control, the style.

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  • The most lasting version has been the one attributed to Petipa, with subsequent revisions by Cecchetti, and it is this that forms the basis of Peter Wright's lovely 1995 production for BRB.

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  • "The Nutcracker" originated in Russia, making its debut in St. Petersburg in 1892 with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

    Nutcracker Inc.

  • While the production is not as solid as a truly inspired "Swan Lake" might be, artistic director Kevin McKenzie's staging, "after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov," first shown in 2000, is one of the best looking and least ignorant around.

    These Ladies of the Lake Sprout No Feathers

  • Little of Petipa and Ivanov's vision might remain in this production, but you still can't take your eyes off the stage.

    This week's new dance

  • Nikiya, the temple dancer heroine of Petipa's La Bayadère Thu to 13 Aug, pits her passion for the warrior Solor against the implacable powers of religion and royalty.

    This week's new dance

  • The story is 19th-century Russian ballet at its most spectacularly kitsch but the classicism of Petipa's choreography remains its unsullied, exquisite heart.

    This week's new dance

  • One-hundred years after the influential 1895 staging of Tchaikovsky's 1877 "Swan Lake" in St. Petersburg by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, Matthew Bourne jumped into the sacred waters and made a big splash.

    Fair Feathered Friends

  • The ballet was choreographed in 1988 by Alicia Alonso, after Petipa/Gorsky original dating from 1869.

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  • To present this work in St Petersburg, where, in 1890, Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa created the original production, was a provocative decision.

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