Further career growth was prevented by the revolutionary events in Belgium. As it happens suddenly, a familiar way of life was disrupted popular unrest. And fighting for their rights, the Belgians were absolutely indifferent to fine art.
The staging of the Opera 'Muette de Portici' in August 1830 was the impetus for the beginning of the insurgency. Work with strong national idea of the author of the French national anthem La Parisienne Daniel Auber's revolutionary-minded Belgians took it as a signal.
Ironically premiered on the stage of the theatre La Monnaie, where he worked the family Petipa. The theatre was closed, and fell on hard times. However, the true talent will break, as it was not difficult.