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Follows Apollo from his birth, through his education, to his final ascent of Mount Parnassus.
L’Après-midi d’un faune (1912)
A faun, playing on his flute one summer afternoon falls in love with a nymph.
Tells of a love triangle between the bayadère Nikya, Solor and Gamzatti.
Choreography: versions by Ashton and others
Based on Perraults famous fairy tale about the love of Cinderella and Prince Charming despite interference from the two ugly sisters.
Le Corsaire (1856)
Music: Adam and others
Based on Lord Byron’s poem “The Corsair” about a Greek girl sold into slavery.
The Dream (1964)
Roughly following the plot of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, it centres around and argument between Titania and Oberon over a mysterious Indian boy and the loves of Helena.
Elite Syncopations (1974)
Music: S. Joplin and others
Ragtime ballet set in a dance hall.
The Firebird (1910)
Based on various Russian fairy tales, it tells of Prince Ivan who captures the Firebird.
Choreography: Coralli and Perrot
Follows the romance between Giselle, a peasant girl, and Albrecht, a count.
Ballet of love and revenge, based on an Ancient Greek legend.
The Nutcracker (1892)
Clara is given a nutcracker for Christmas. At night, all her gifts come to life.
Swan Lake (1895)
Tells the story of Princess Odette, who is turned into a swan.
A Month in the Country ( 1976)
Based on a play by Turgenev about the love-triangle between Natalia Petrovna, her ward Vera, and a tutor Beliaev.
Les Noces (1923)
Based on a Russian wedding ritual.
The owner of a puppet theatre has three puppets, Petrushkam, the Ballerina and the Moor who come to life.
The Prince of the Pagodas (1957)
Fairy tale ballet about the Emperor of the Middle Kingdom and his two daughters.
Romeo and Juliet
Choreography: versions by Ashton, MacMillan and Others
Follows Shakespeare’s tragedy of social conflict.
The Sleeping Beauty
Based on Perrault’s famous fairy tale.
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