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(French pətipa)
(Biography) Marius. 1819–1910, French ballet dancer and choreographer of the Russian imperial ballet: collaborated with Tchaikovsky on The Sleeping Beauty (1890)
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(ˈpɛt iˌpɑ, ˌpɛt iˈpɑ)

Marius, 1819–1910, French ballet dancer and choreographer in Russia.
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Muscat: From the first performance of La Bayadere (The Temple Dancer) in 1887, the ballet was hailed as another supreme masterpiece by the brilliant choreographer, Marius Petipa, one of the most influential figures in classical ballet.
Styled after Marius Petipa, with the original music of Ludwig Minkus, Natalia Makarova's 1980 production of La Bayadere for American Ballet Theatre won a permanent place in the Western repertoire, stated a press release.
It's no secret that American Ballet Theatre's artist in residence, Alexei Ratmansky, is obsessed with the choreography of Marius Petipa. Since 2007, he has been involved in reconstructions of several of Petipa's ballets, starting with Le Corsaire for the Bolshoi and continuing through Paquita (2014), The Sleeping Beauty (2015) and Swan Lake (2016).
A spectacular version of the classical ballet Esmeralda to be staged in the Slovak National Theatre, in cooperation with the Bolshoi Theatre, has involved more than 200 performers, theatre-makers and backstage workers to mark the 200th anniversary of choreographer Marius Petipa.The ballet/dance section of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava decided to mark the 200th anniversary of Marius Petipa, considered one of the most influential ballet masters and choreographer in ballet history, in a grand way: on his birthday, March 11, an exhibition on his stagings in SND will open, and one of his staple works premieres on the SND stage, the story of the famous bellringer of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris and the girl he fell in love with, beautiful gipsy Esmeralda.
With choreography from greats like Balanchine and Petipa, the company was able to showcase its skills, strength, versatility, beauty and sheer endurance.
1895 The French cheorgrapher Marius Petipa staged Swan Lake for the Imperial Ballet in St Petersburg, including parts choreographed by Lev Ivanov but with an edited score.
There it was, the grandest of the grand ballets, choreographer Marius Petipa's highest achievement, composer Peter Tchaikovsky's sublime masterpiece - and Toni Pimble knew exactly what to do with it.
He planned to use the choreographer, Marius Petipa, and composer, Peter Tchaikovsky, who had created Sleeping Beauty together.
Maidens Peach Out Of Reach and Marius Petipa look set to open their accounts while Finnan can become O'Brien's tenth juvenile winner of the season.
It's impossible to resist the comparisons--Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa in the waning years of the 19th century; Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine in the middle decades of the 20th.