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The Little Humpbacked Horse

The traditional Russian fairytale The Little Humpbacked Horse is staged in the choreography by Alexei Ratmansky (2009). It tells the story of an ordinary boy Ivan, who receives a Humpbacked Horse as a reward for solving a mystery. The ugly creature appears to have special powers and helps Ivan to endure impossible trials set by the greedy Czar. The ballet is accompanied by the Mariinsky Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev, which plays the music of composer Rodion Shchedrin.

“In Alexei Ratmansky’s version of “The Little Humpbacked Horse,” the Mariinsky Ballet is positively frolicsome, fresh as a daisy, endearingly friendly, cute as can be, bubbling over with high spirits and even giggly.” THE NEW YORK TIMES
 

Choreographer

Alexei Ratmansky