This exhibit celebrates the bicentenary of Marius Petipa’s birth. Petipa (1818–1910) came to Russia in 1847, and spent the rest of his career at the Maryinsky Imperial Ballet. He created more than 50 ballets, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and The Sleeping Beauty among them. On view are dance notations, photographs, costume designs, programs, books and objects from the Harvard Theatre Collection, as well as digital content. Come discover why choreographers the world over go back to Petipa to find inspiration for the future.