International Conference in St Petersburg (Russia) “Marius Petipa on the world ballet stage”

St Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

Dates: Monday 19th – Tuesday 20th November 2018
Venue: St Peterburg (Russia), St Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music

2018 – is a year of 200th anniversary of an outstanding choreographer Marius Petipa.

The St Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music, where once the Imperial Theatres Directorate used to reside, calls a Conference to observe the “phenomenon of Petipa”, the influence of his legacy on choreography of 20-21st centuries.

By the beginning of the 20th century it seemed that Petipa’s ballets were out of time and fashion,
However, from the middle of the century, suddenly, the interest to them began to rise all over the world, and now it is an honor and prestige for a significant ballet troupe to have Petipa’s ballet in the repertory (not to mention the Russian troupes who are the keepers of the tradition).

Topics of interest of the Conference include, but are not limited to:
– Ballet legacy of Marius Petipa’s creativity and its interpretations on the world ballet stages;
– Marius Petipa’s legacy in creative insights of outstanding ballet masters of the 20th c.;
– Reconstruction of Petipa’s ballets by contemporary Russian and foreign choreographers;
– The Harvard Collection and its role in revival of the choreographic language and design of Petipa’s Ballets;
– Marius Petipa’s legacy in choreographic pedagogy in higher education and pupils’ stage practice;
– Theoretical approach to the “phenomenon of Petipa” – his legacy to world’s ballet;
– Preservation of choreographic texts by Marius Petipa in period of fast development of technique in classical dance.

The Conference will end up with a round-table discussion — “Is Petipa relevant in the 21st century”

Conference working languages: Russian and English
Report time-limit: 20 min.

Within the extra-program of the Conference the presentation of a 2-volume encyclopaedic edition — “Petipa. Dancemania” will take place, along with a special view of the International exhibition “Petipa. Dancemania”.
The exhibition will introduce Petipa’s lifetime creations illustrated by sketches, costumes, scores, photographs of the premieres of Petipa ballets on the stage of the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre, and the destiny of Petipa’s legacy in different interpretations of his works on European stages in XX-XXI cc. The latter will be introduced by original costumes of the Ballets Russes’ Sleeping Princes from Stockholm Dance Museum, costumes of Rudolf Noureev, Margot Fonteyn, Cyril Atanassoff, Noella Pontois from the Victoria and Albert Museum and Centre National du Costume de Scène (France), sketches and photographs from the Bolshoi and the Mariinsky Theatres etc.

You are welcome to send your research abstract to the International Conference “MARIUS PETIPA ON THE WORLD BALLET STAGE” in St Petersburg.

Submission of proposals: a document (.doc format) with the title of the communication, an abstract (maximum 300 words), name of the author and a short curriculum.

Proposal must be send:

Deadline for submission: 15 July 2018
Deadline for presenting full text in Word 97/2003/2007 for publication in the book of reports of the Conference: 20 September 2018

The Organizer is to provide for the key speakers with hotel accommodation with breakfast for 3 nights (from 18 to 21 November) travel expenses for foreign speakers. Also we provide visa support if necessary.
Organisateurs (noms, adresses mail, institutions) *
Official Organizers of the Conference:
St Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

Coordinator of the Conference:
Maria Melnikova

Citer ce billet
Julien Schuh (2018, 23 mai). International Conference in St Petersburg (Russia) “Marius Petipa on the world ballet stage”. Société des études romantiques et dix-neuviémistes. Consulté le 16 avril 2024, à l’adresse

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