Passions a la Carmen by Georges Bizet This spring, the troupe will perform a ballet interpretation of Georges Bizet's Carmen. Choreographed by Artistic Director Yuri Petukhov, this dynamic piece captures the spirit of the turbulent love triangle and bull-fighting culture of Bizet's tragic heroine. Master Works En Pointe: Four One-Act Ballets Original works inspired by artistic greats: # Shostakovich's Wedding Cortège: choreographed by Leonid Jacobson in honor of Marc Chagall's drawings and the resilience of the Jewish artists in an anti-Semitic Russia. # Rodin, a ballet inspired by Auguste Rodin's amorous sculptures, choreographed by Leonid Jacobson and performed to music by Claude Debussy, Sergey Prokofiev and Alban Berg. # Tchaikovsky's Italian Capriccio: a piece inspired by the legendary composer's folk-infused tribute to his memorable Roman holiday. Choreographed by Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg State Ballet Theater, Yuri Petukhov. # Also choreographed by Yuri Petukhov, Boléro widely considered Maurice Ravel's best-known ballet...recalls the artist's industrial Basque heritage on the French-Spanish border.