Paquita by The Australian Ballet

2020 Digital Season | 28 May 2020

Expires 5pm (AEST) Thursday 11 June 2020 


The Australian Ballet's Paquita is a short work which features excerpts from Marius Petipa's original two-act ballet. A quintessential ballet with a distinct Spanish flavour, Paquita is a glittering showcase of classical technique, dazzling tutus, delicate footwork and non-stop virtuosic turns. This is a chance for our dancers to display their sparkling technique in a program that is pure dance.  

Paquita was filmed in 2013 at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.  


Click to access the original production program and the cast sheet, which will tell you who dances which role.


Choreography Marius Petipa 

Music Ludwig (Léon) Minkus 

Costume design Hugh Colman 

Lighting design Francis Croese 

Variations 5 and 9 are arrangements courtesy of  Barry Wordsworth, Music Director of The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden 


This production is proudly brought to you by our Official Pointe Shoe Partner Bloch


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