The Seven Most Popular Ballets

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The Seven Most Popular Ballets

  1. 1. ByChastity K. Blair July 27, 2011 IDT 7061
  2. 2. #7 (Cinderella) Composed in 1945 by Sergei Prokofiev’s Choreographed by Frederick Ashton, this full-length production using Prokofiev’s music turned out to be a huge success. Cinderella isn’t just a movie, it’s a ballet too! Artist: Podi Lawrence
  3. 3. #6 (Sleeping Beauty)Composed by TchaikovskySleeping Beauty is a perfect match for ballet - royal celebrations in a magnificent castle,the battle of good and evil and the triumphant victory of everlasting love.The choreography was created by world renowned Marius Pepita who alsochoreographed The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Artist: Unknown
  4. 4. #5 (Peter Pan) Because there is no “set in stone” way to perform the piece, it can be interpreted differently by each producer, choreographer and music director. Peter Pan is a marvelous ballet fit for the entire family; that’s why it’s a classic. Artist: Miyabi
  5. 5. #4 (Coppelia) Composed by Delibes  The story written by Arthur Saint-Léon and Charles Nuitter is a light hearted tale portraying man’s conflict between idealism and realism, art and life. Its world premier with the Paris Opera was successful in 1871 and remains successful today. Artist: Podi Lawrence
  6. 6. #3 (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Composed in 1962 by George Balanchine A Shakespeare classic that is a popular and enjoyable ballet that almost anybody will love. Artist: Rosalie O’Conner
  7. 7. #2 (Swan Lake)Composed by TchaikovskySwan Lake is the most technically and emotionally challenging classical ballet.Its music far exceeded its time, noting that many of its early performers claimed it wastoo difficult and complex to dance to. Artist: Miyabi
  8. 8. #1 (The Nutcracker) Composed in 1891 by Tchaikovsky The most performed ballet of the modern era. It wasn’t until 1944 when the first production of The Nutcracker was performed in America by the San Francisco Ballet. Since then it has become a tradition to perform during the holiday season and its story brings joy to children and adults alike. Artist: Miyabi
  9. 9. References http://www.articledashboard.com/Article/A-Guide-to-the-Most- Popular-Ballets-of-All-Time/228806 http://www.classicalmusic.about.com/od/classicalmusic101/tp/to pballets.htmMUSICTchiakovsky- The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy Pas De Deux) Artist: Miyabi

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