The Still Point - Pas de deux from Giselle/Pas de trois from Swan Lake - Medea - Sleeping Beauty (Suite)

The Still Point - Pas de deux from Giselle/Pas de trois from Swan Lake - Medea - Sleeping Beauty (Suite) (1962) was a ballet production by The Norwegian National Opera. The production was performed by The Norwegian National Opera in Folketeateret, and comprised four ballets:

The Still Point, choreographed by Todd Bolender, music by Claude Debussy.

Pas de deux from Gisellechoreography by Jean Coralli, Marius Petipa and Leonid Lavrovsky, music by Adolphe Adam. After the first performance, this was replaced with Pas de trois from Swan lake, choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, music by Peter Tchaikovsky. (This was again replaced for one evening with Pas de deux from Swan Lake and another evening by The Dying Swan (also from Swan Lake) in order to accommodate international guests.) 

Medea, choreographed by Birgit Cullberg, is based on a tragedy of the same title by Euripides, to music by Béla Bartók.

Edith Roger danced the title role in Medea.

The Sleeping Beauty (Suite) was based on a ballet choreographed by Marius Petipa to music by Peter Tchaikovsky.

Medea was performed at the Bergen International Festival in 1963.


(Objekt ID 68551)
Object type Production
Premiere January 18, 1962
Produced by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based on The Sleeping Beauty by Peter Tsjaikovskij; Sleeping Beauty by Brødrene Grimm; Medea by Birgit Cullberg, Béla Bartók; Medea by Evripides; Giselle by Marius Petipa, Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Leonid Lavrovskij, Adolphe Adam, Théophile Gautier; Swan Lake by Peter Tsjaikovskij, Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov
Audience Adults
Keywords Ballet
Running period January 18, 1962  


Anne-Margrethe Skari’s private archive. Donated by Anne-Margrethe Skari, 17.11.2021

Repertoire archive, The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, 18.05.2018.

Performance dates
June 8, 1963Konsertpaleet, Bergen visiting performance
January 18, 1962Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Opening night
Festivals (1)