I checked this sub-forum and discovered that Paquita did not have its very own thread, so here we go!  In anticipation of the US premiere of the Mariinsky Ballet's full-length version at the Kennedy Center (DC) next week, I was hoping to read into this work, known mainly for the "Paquita Grand Pas" and its multiple variations.   So far, I've seen Lacotte's lovely but "imagined" version for Paris, as well as Ratmansky's edition for Bavarian State Ballet (Munich), based on the Stepanov N