The plot came out on top in terms of importance of all the elements of the production, artists had to not only perform the dance, but also get used to the role, be in character, work according to the Stanislavsky method.
The premiere was a great success, thanks to Asafiev's music, which perfectly conveyed the character of each persona, and the talent of Russian ballet stars: then the inimitable Galina Ulanova performed the role of Maria, the representation of the Polish princess in her interpretation entered the golden fund of Soviet choreography.
From the day of the premiere, "The Fountain of Bakhchisarai" was on pause only during the War. After World War II, the ballet was resumed, and since then it has been triumphantly marching on world stages, allowing new generations of artists to find their own understanding of the images of Pushkin's ballet.
Gesture becomes a word, parties become monologues and dialogues. The legend of Khan Giray's unrequited love for the captivated Polish princess Maria has turned into a sensual ballet known to the whole world and not only! On the centenary of the poem, the asteroid discovered in 1924 was named after the jealous Zarema, the Khan's beloved wife.