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Le Baiser de la Fée

VLADIMIR VARNAVA

"This ballet is dedicated to the memory of Igor Stravinsky. The great artist's Le Baiser de la Fée premièred on 27 November 1928 at the Paris Opera. Stravinsky masterfully wove Tchaikovsky's melodies into the ballet, rendering them more serious and unified. This same concept underpins the work I undertook in producing this piece. We attempted to combine Stravinsky's approach with Tchaikovsky's music in an analogical fashion. We studied and reworked the original concept with a view to applying the same vision to the entire performance. In doing so, we created a new take not only on the music but on the story itself.

When Jean-Christophe Maillot invited me to the create a piece for the Ballets de Monte-Carlo company, I was inspired by the long tradition upheld by ingenious artists such as Stravinsky, Nijinsky and Benois. It seemed crucial that our ideas mirror those of the Baiser de la Fée's original creators, and that our efforts serve as a natural extension of their own."

Vladimir Varnava


Choreography: Vladimir Varnava
Music: Aleksandr Karpov dedicated to Igor Stravinsky
Written by: Konstantin Fiodorov 
Scenography and Costumes: Galya Solodovnikova
Lighting: Samuel Thery
Duration: 68 mn

Premiere on July 21st 2016, Salle Garnier Opéra de Monte-Carlo.