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04 April 2018 (Wed), 19:30 World famous Mariinsky Ballet and Opera - Mariinsky II (New Theatre) - Classical Ballet Evening of one-act ballets: "Inside the Lines", "Ñlay", "Divertissement of the King"

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (till 21:00)

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Schedule for Evening of one-act ballets: "Inside the Lines", "Ñlay", "Divertissement of the King" 2018

Orchestra: Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra
Ballet company: Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet

Classical Ballet in 3 acts



Music by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Choreography by Maxim Petrov
Costume Designer: Tatiana Noginova
Lighting Designer: Konstantin Binkin
Libretto by Bogdan Korolyok


Le Divertissement du Roi is a neoclassical fantasy on a baroque theme, it is recollections of the happy beginnings of the art of ballet that unfolded in the Louvre and in Versailles. The protagonist of the ballet is a King who loves to appear at the theatre dressed as the Sun. The prototypes number more than just Louis XIV: contrary to popular opinion, the epithet Le Roi Soleil was first attributed to his most august father, Louis XIII. Just as much as his son, he loved to take part in Court masquerade balls, and not always as the star of day. Much more frequently he appeared as marginalised urban dwellers and port idlers - such as a drunken Dutch captain. 
Maxim Petrov’s ballet is a catalogue of cherished images of baroque ballet. Although the music used is by Jean-Philippe Rameau – and this is a very late score from the baroque theatre tradition – the divertissement features entrées typical of earlier times. There are peasants on the stage (the indispensable gallants), Play and Pleasure as well as miraculous snails which are also ugly furies. But the protagonist of the evening is Armide the magician. The mistress of enchanted salons that appear and disappear as she waves her hand is, arguably, a key feature of baroque art, tensely feeling the border between dreams and reality, trying to separate illusions from truth. In brief, no-one can ultimately guarantee that the entire so-called “king’s divertissement” is not an illusion – a jester’s trick with fairground comedians. 
Bogdan Korolyok

Premiere: 14 June 2015, Mariinsky Theatre, St Peterburg

Running time 25 minutes




Music by Maurice Ravel (Piano Concerto in G major)
Choreography by Anton Pimonov 
Costumes: Tatiana Noginova
Light Design by Igor Vints

Premiere: 13 April 2014, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg

Running time: 25 minutes

Age category: 12+


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Schedule for Evening of one-act ballets: "Inside the Lines", "Ñlay", "Divertissement of the King" 2018

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