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The Slave Girl (also known as L'Esclave) is a ballet divertissement in one act, choreographed by the Balletmaster Marius Petipa to the music of Cesare Pugni, first presented by the Imperial Ballet for the Imperial Court at the Hermitage Theatre, on April 27/May 9 (Julian/Gregorian calendar dates), 1868 in St. Petersburg, Russia. It featured Lev Ivanov.[1]


  1. ^ Roland John Wiley (1997). The Life and Ballets of Lev Ivanov: Choreographer of The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Clarendon Press. p. 219. ISBN 978-0-19-816567-5.