The following pages contain a Benesh Movement Notation score and a DanceForms animation of the male Blue Bird solo.
The Male Bluebird Variation is an excerpt from Act III of Sleeping Beauty. Considered the pinnacle of the Classical Era of ballet, this work was choreographed by Marius Petipa in 1890, to music by Peter Tchaikovsky, based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. The Bluebird Pas de Deux, a divertissement from the Wedding of Princess Aurora and Prince Desiré, depicts the soaring flight of an enchanted bird that lures Princess Florine from her castle turret. The Male Variation, first danced by the virtuoso Enrico Cecchetti, is a gala tour de force for the danseur, with its series of temps de poisson, brisés volés and multiple beats.