El Cid

Music: Jules Massenet • Choreography: Venti Petrov


The History

The Ballet

The Review

Venti Petrov



“There are few choreographers today who create successful full-length story ballets in the pure classical ballet style. This is why Venti Petrov’s Cid, performed this spring season at the New York Conservatory of Dance’s space, was such a pleasant surprise... Petrov is a versatile and inventive choreographer with many successful ballets to his credit.”
         - Suzanne Walther, Attitude Dance Magazine 2010.

“Venti Petrov is well known as a gifted dancer, with unrivalled success in principal roles. At a Gala concert at Lincoln Center, he presented his own choreography in 2000 and 2002. Now he is dancing the lead role of Le Cid, endowing his hero with a particular sensitivity, bubbling from the bottom of the soul and bursting through the surface with astonishing energy. To watch him dance, is to be in the presence of Le Cid himself - a legendary hero, filled with passion and thirsting for love.”
         - Margareta Schkliarevskaya, Russian Bazaar 2010.