Jean-Louis Vaudoyer wrote the ballet story. He based it on a verse by Theophile Gautier. The dances were choreographed by Michel Fokine. The music is Hector Berlioz’s 1841 orchestration by Carl Maria von Weber’s piano music Afforderung zum Tanz (English: Invitation to the Dance). Leon Bakst designed the original sets and costume. The ballet was first presented in Monte Carlo on 19 April 1911. Nijinsky danced The Rose and Tamara Karsavina danced The Young Girl.
Spectre de la Rose- Rudolph Nureyev and Denise Jackson