Paquita Grand Pas
Premiere by the Ballet du Capitole in Toulouse, 10 April 2014
Music Ludwig Minkus
Choreography Oleg Vinogradov, adapted from Marius Petipa
Sets and costumes Joop Stokvis
Lighting Oleg vinigradov, realized by Patrick Méeüs
Ballet restaged by Natalia Bashkirtseva
The touchstone of the academic repertoires of all major companies, Paquita Grand Pas is divided into an introduction, an adagio, variations and a coda, thus complying with the canons of ballet. Designed to highlight the expertise of its performers, this Grand Pas is made up of a series of skilfully intertwined movements. This entertaining piece, which is very popular among leading dancers, is a firework display of technical feats.