An impressive concert of ballet was performed by students of the Moscow “School of Classical Dance” and the School of Russian Classical Ballet of the Russia Centre of Science and Culture in New Delhi on November 28, 2018.
The concerted was dedicated to the 200th birth anniversary of Marius Petipa, world-famous Russian-French ballet dancer, pedagogue and choreographer.
A Photographic Exhibition was also on display in this regard. The venue of the programme at Alexander M. Kadakin Concert Hall at the RCSC was packed to its capacity and the superb performance immensely impressed the Delhi audience.
Prior to the programme, on the previous couple of days, workshops were conducted by a teacher of the Moscow “School of Classical Dance” Associate Professor of Folk Classical Dance of Moscow State Institute of Culture, Ms. Anna Vartapetova, for the students of Delhi Ballet studios, dedicated to the 200th birth anniversary of Marius Petipa.
The programme comprised classical dance-foundation, basic of choreography and folk dance, one of the most important and popular genre in the choreographic repertoire. The folk items Troika, Cachucha, Tatarochka, were indeed brilliant. There were also presentation of the Italian dance Tarantrlla, Armenian folk dance, Greek folk dance, Irish dance, and to top it all, excerpts from ballet Anna Vartapetova, The Nutcracker, Scheherazade, The Wayward Daughter, and the memorable Don Quixote.
The Moscow Choreographic College “School of Classical Dance”, under the guidance of Gennady and Lerisa Lediah, is functioning for the last 30 years. During this period, over 20 graduate students have become professional ballet dancers and now work in leading famous Russian world troupes. The college gives unique opportunity to every child to acquaint himself/herself with the magic world dance.
Classical ballet is the foundation of the dance art and modern choreography. Ballet as a form of art has a great impact on aesthetic, physical and intellectual development. During the gymnastic exercise, which also consists of choreography, the grace, flexibility, coordination and beautiful posture development, it also improves the sense of rhythm, ability to hear and understand music, synthesize movements with music. One also obtains personal style, rules of etiquette and basic manner of behaviour in society.
Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy, Director, RCSC, felicitated the teachers Anna Vartapetova, Galina Vishnyakova, and students.