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Famous Ballets


Famous Ballets

Ballet, as any other kind of dance, has unique pieces that are identified as the most famous performances; they are the best because they're composed of a mix of flawless and graceful movements that are part of a marvelous show. Through these amazing performances, ballet dancers are able to convey all the feelings of the compositors.

Every kind of art expression has some representative pieces. For example, in classical music, the most famous one is Symphony No. 5: I from Mozart. In sculpture, it is very well known the Statue of David, made by Michelangelo. This is important in order to understand the maximum expression of each art discipline.

Some of the most famous ballets are: Cinderella, Don Quixote, The Sleeping Beauty, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), La Bayader (The Temple Dancer), The Nutcracker, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, and Swan Lake. If you have the possibility to watch one of these beautiful shows, you should attend it.

Cinderella
Romeo and Juliet
Sleeping Beauty
 Cinderella
Cinderella was composed by Sergei Prokofiev in 1945 and currently it is so popular in almost every ballet company.
 Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is the most important ballet of Sergei Prokofiev based in the popular history of Shakespeare.
 Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty is one of the most famous ballets into the classical repertoire. It is a story about a fairy tale.
Swam Lake
Don Quixote
Nutcracker
Giselle
 Swam Lake
Swam Lake is one of the greatest classical ballets that contributed with the spread of ballet in the world.
 Don Quixote
Don Quixote is based on an important work of the world literature that shows Spanish traditions as bullfights.
 Nutcracker
Nutcracker is a holiday tradition based on the story of The Nutcracker and the King of Mice by E.T.A. Hoffman.
 Giselle
Giselle is based on a poem by Heinrich Heine about the story of Giselle, her love and the vengeance of willis.
Coppélia
A Midsummer Night's Dream
La Bayadère
 Coppélia
Coppélia is a wonderful ballet in which czardas were first presented on a ballet stage. It is based on the story of ETA Hoffman about a mysterious inventor, who made a doll.
 A Midsummer Night's Dream
It is an amazing ballet based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. It describes events around the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta.
 La Bayadère
La Bayadère is one of the first examples of abstract ballet that is based on two dramas by indian poet Kalidasa. This ballet is present in the repertoire of ballet companies.