PHOTO GALLERIES

Kretova and Yachmennikov - Firebird
   LES SAISONS RUSSES DU XXIe SIÈCLE
Homage to the Ballets Russes at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris (March 4-7, 2010) with revivals of Mikhail Fokine's Le Pavillon d'Armide and The Firebird, and Vaslav Nijinsky's Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un Faune. Performed by the Kremlin Ballet Theatre company, with guest performances by Maria Alexandrova, Mikhail Lobukhin, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Artem Yachmennikov (Bolshoi Ballet) and Irma Nioradze (Mariinsky Ballet).
With kind permission of Richard Stéphant / Sherwood Productions.

Anna Tsygankova - Het Nationale Ballet - Don Quixote
   THE DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET IN DON QUIXOTE
Selections from Dutch National Ballet's Don Quixote in the new staging by Alexei Ratmansky, premiered at the Muziektheater in Amsterdam on February 13, 2010.
Opening night's cast featured Anna Tsygankova as Kitri, Matthew Golding as Basilio, Peter de Jong as Don Quixote, Karel de Rooy as Sancho, Maia Makhateli as Cupid, Anu Viheriäranta as Queen of the Dryads.
With kind permission of the artistic staff and the press department of the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam.

Ashley Bouder and Robert Tewsley in Giselle
   GISELLE IN ROME
Selections from Giselle in the production of the Teatro dell' Opera in Rome (February 23 and 25, 2010).
Leading roles were danced by guest stars Evgenia Obraztsova (Mariinsky Ballet) and David Makhateli (Royal Ballet), Ashley Bouder (New York City Ballet) and Robert Tewsley.
With special thanks to Beppe Menegatti, Carla Fracci and the staff of Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.

Natalia Osipova, Bolshoi Ballet as Esmeralda
   THE BOLSHOI BALLET'S LA ESMERALDA
A new staging and choreographic version by Yuri Burlaka and Vasily Medvedev of Jules Perrot's romantic ballet La Esmeralda (1844), revised by Marius Petipa, was premiered at the Bolshoi Theatre on 25 December 2009. A selection of the three premiere casts headed by Maria Alexandrova, Natalia Osipova and Nina Kaptsova.
With kind permission of the Bolshoi Theatre.

Polina Semionova, Berlin Ballett in Alles Walzer
   STARS OF THE 21st CENTURY
Selections from two galas: Etoiles de Ballet2000 in Cannes (29 november 2008) and Etoiles du XXIe Siècle in Theatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris (20 September 2009)
With kind permission of Richard Stéphant / Sherwood Productions.

Ekaterina Krysanova, Bolshoi Ballet as Aegina
   THE BOLSHOI BALLET'S SPARTACUS (2)
Several new artists have been reviving the leading roles in the Bolshoi's Ballet's Spartacus. The following selection, shot September 5-10, 2009 covers three casts: Ivan Vasiliev (Spartacus), Nina Kaptsova (Phrygia), Alexander Volchkov (Crassus), Ekaterina Shipulina (Aegina); Pavel Dmitrichenko, Anna Nikulina, Yuri Baranov, Maria Alexandrova; Egor Khromushin, Anna Antonicheva, Andrei Merkuriev, Ekaterina Krysanova.
With special thanks to the Bolshoi Theatre and the Teatro Real in Madrid.

Liepa and Tsiskaridze in Scheherazade
   LES SAISONS RUSSES
A celebration of the centenary of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (1909-2009) by the Kremlin Ballet from Moscow at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Featuring principals and soloists from Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres.
With kind permission of Richard Stéphant / Sherwood Productions.

   THE BOLSHOI BALLET'S SPARTACUS (1)
Photos of one of the Bolshoi Ballet's most famous productions, Yuri Grigorovich's Spartacus. Premiered in Moscow in 1968 with music by Aram Khachaturian and designs by Simon Virsaladze, it proved the most successful staging of the ballet to date.
With kind permission of the Bolshoi Theatre.

Svetlana Zakharova, Bolshoi Ballet as Isolde
   SVETLANA ZAKHAROVA GALA PERFORMANCE 2009
Photos of the Svetlana Zakharova Gala Performance at the Bolshoi Theatre on April 9, 2009. The evening included the world premiere of "Zakharova Super Game", a one-act ballet with choreography by Francesco Ventriglia. The second part of the evening consisted of a divertissement, including among others Revelation (chor. M. Hirayama), the duet of Tristan and Isolde from Tristan (chor. K. Pastor), a duet from Legend of Love (chor. Y. Grigorovich), Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and fragments from Who Cares, Serenade and Symphony in C (chor. G. Balanchine).
With kind permission of the Bolshoi Theatre.

Yuri Grigorovich and Carlos Acosta
   AFTER THE SHOW
Some impressions from backstage, after the curtain came down.

Maria Alexandrova, Bolshoi Ballet as Swanilda
   COPPELIA AT THE BOLSHOI
Photos of the revival and new choreographic version of Marius Petipa's 1894 Coppelia by Sergei Vikharev. With sets by Boris Kaminsky, costumes by Tatiana Noginova. Music Director: Igor Dronov. Lighting Designer: Damir Ismagilov. Featuring Maria Alexandrova and Ruslan Skvortsov, Natalia Osipova and Vyacheslav Lopatin. Premiered at the Bolshoi Theatre on 12 March 2009.
With kind permission of the Bolshoi Theatre.

Natalia Osipova and Artem Ovcharenko, Bolshoi Ballet
   OSIPOVA & OVCHARENKO REHEARSING SYMPHONY IN C
Photos of young Bolshoi soloists Natalia Osipova and Artem Ovcharenko rehearsing the 3rd movement from Balanchine's Symphony in C in the studio.
With kind permission of the Bolshoi Theatre.

Mathilde Froustey, Paris Opera Ballet
   PRAGUE BALLET GALA 2009
4th edition of the Prague Ballet Gala at the Prague National Opera on 9 January 2009, organised by the The Prague International Ballet, Jana Kurova, Director and Artistic Director. With international guests from B?jart Ballet Lausanne, Bolshoi Ballet, Cuban National Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and Royal Ballet of Flanders.
With kind permission of the Prague Ballet Gala.

Russian Seasons, Bolshoi Ballet
   RUSSIAN SEASONS AT THE BOLSHOI
Photos of Russian Seasons, ballet in 1 Act, set to music by Leonid Desyatnikov, choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, originally created for New York City Ballet. Premiered at the Bolshoi Theatre on November 15, 2008. Featuring Natalia Osipova, Ekaterina Shipulina, Andrei Merkuriev, Denis Savin and artists of the Bolshoi Ballet.
With kind permission of the Bolshoi Theatre.
Paquita   GRAND PAS FROM PAQUITA
Photos of the new staging and choreographic version of the Grand Pas from Marius Petipa's "Paquita" by Yuri Burlaka, premiered at the Bolshoi Theatre on November 15, 2008. Featuring Maria Alexandrova, Anna Antonicheva, Nadezhda Gracheva, Marianna Ryzhkina, Alexander Volchkov, Ekaterina Shipulina, Anna Leonova, Anastasia Goriacheva, Elena Andrienko, Denis Medvedev and artists of the Bolshoi Ballet.
With kind permission of the Bolshoi Theatre.

Gala for Maximova and Vasiliev (c) Marc Haegeman   GALA FOR MAXIMOVA & VASILIEV
Photos of the Gala Evening in honour of the 50th anniversary of the artistic creativity of Ekaterina Maximova and Vladimir Vasiliev at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow 27 October 2008.
Featuring Bolshoi dancers and international guests from the Mariinsky Theatre, the Paris Opera Ballet, the Rome Opera.
With kind permission of the Bolshoi Theatre.

Etoiles du XXIe siиcle (c) Marc Haegeman   GALA DES ETOILES DU XXIe SIECLE
Photos from the annual Gala at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris (20 September 2008 - Tenth Anniversary Edition), featuring Irina Dvorovenko, Maxim Beloserkovsky, Daniil Simkin (ABT), Roberta Marquez, David Makhateli (Royal Ballet), Lucia Lacarra, Cyril Pierre (Bayerisches Staatsballett Munich), Aki Saito, Wim Vanlessen (Royal Ballet of Flanders), Katerina Shalkina, Julien Favreau (Béjart Ballet Lausanne), Desmond Richardson (Complexions). With kind permission of Richard Stéphant / Sherwood Productions.

Spartacus, Bolshoi Ballet   IVAN VASILIEV AS SPARTACUS
Photos from the debut of 19-year old Ivan Vasiliev as Spartacus during the Bolshoi tour at the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam - 25 July 2008. Also featuring Nina Kaptsova, Alexander Volchkov and artists of the Bolshoi Ballet.
With kind permission of the Bolshoi Theatre and Stardust Theatre BV.

Giselle, Moscow City Ballet   MOSCOW CITY BALLET'S GISELLE
Impressions from Moscow City Ballet's production of Giselle. Choreography by Jules Perrot, Jean Coralli, Marius Petipa,
Leonid Lavrovsky, Viktor Smirnov-Golovanov. Production by Viktor Smirnov-Golovanov. Design by Viktor Smirnov-Golovanov and Evgeny Gurenko. Costumes by Elisaveta Dvorkina and Natalia Povago. Featuring Anastasia Gubanova, Talgat Kozhabayev, Anastasia Shiladzhyan and artists of Moscow City Ballet. With kind permission of Viktor Smirnov-Golovanov and Ludmila Nerubashchenko - July 2008.

Flames of Paris, Bolshoi Theatre 2008   FLAMES OF PARIS AT THE BOLSHOI
A selection of photos from Flames of Paris, a new ballet in 2 Acts, with music by Boris Asafiev, book by Alexander Belinsky and Alexei Ratmansky, based on the original libretto by Nikolai Volkov and Vladimir Dmitriev. Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, with use of the original choreography by Vasily Vainonen. Sets by Ilya Utkin, Evgeny Monakhov, costumes by Yelena Markovskaya. Lighting by Damir Ismagilov. Premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, July 3, 2008.

Giselle, Bolshoi Ballet (c) Marc Haegeman   THE BOLSHOI BALLET'S GISELLE
A selection from the Bolshoi Ballet's production of Giselle, in the staging by Vladimir Vasiliev (1997), with sets by Sergei Barkhin and costumes by Hubert de Givenchy.
Featuring Svetlana Zakharova, Natalia Osipova, Maria Alexandrova, Andrei Uvarov and Andrei Merkuriev, and artists of the Bolshoi Ballet.

Ekaterina Krysanova, Bolshoi Ballet (c) Marc Haegeman   THE BOLSHOI BALLET'S LA SYLPHIDE (2), FEBRUARY 2008
A new staging produced by Johan Kobborg, principal dancer with London's Royal Ballet. Choreography by August Bournonville. Production and New Choreography by Johan Kobborg. Sets and costumes by Peter Farmer. Lighting by Damir Ismagilov. Featuring Natalia Osipova, Vyacheslav Lopatin, Ekaterina Krysanova, Yan Godovsky, Nelly Kobakhidze, Ruslan Skvortsov and artists of the Bolshoi Ballet.
Photos with permission of the Bolshoi Theatre. Special thanks to Katerina Novikova, head of press.

Natalia Osipova, Bolshoi Ballet (c) Marc Haegeman   THE BOLSHOI BALLET'S LA SYLPHIDE (1), FEBRUARY 2008
A new staging produced by Johan Kobborg, principal dancer with London's Royal Ballet. Choreography by August Bournonville. Production and New Choreography by Johan Kobborg. Sets and costumes by Peter Farmer. Lighting by Damir Ismagilov. Featuring Natalia Osipova, Vyacheslav Lopatin, Ekaterina Krysanova, Yan Godovsky, Nelly Kobakhidze, Ruslan Skvortsov and artists of the Bolshoi Ballet.
Photos with permission of the Bolshoi Theatre. Special thanks to Katerina Novikova, head of press.

Svetlana Zakharova, Bolshoi Ballet (c) Marc Haegeman   THE BOLSHOI BALLET IN PARIS, JANUARY 2008
The Bolshoi Ballet returns to Paris for three weeks at the Opera Garnier in January 2008. The programme consists of Le Corsaire, Spartacus and a triple bill with Jeu de Cartes/Card Game (Alexei Ratmansky), the Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadиre and Pique Dame/Queen of Spades (Roland Petit).

Maria Alexandrova, Bolshoi Ballet (c) Marc Haegeman   THE BOLSHOI BALLET IN LA BAYADИRE
The Bolshoi Ballet in Yuri Grigorovich's revival (1991) of Marius Petipa's La Bayadиre. Designs and costumes reproduced by Valery Firsov, Nikolai Sharonov and Nikolai Sviridchik under the guidance of Valery Leventhal according to the original 1877 production. Featuring Maria Alexandrova, Svetlana Lunkina, Denis Matvienko, Natalia Osipova, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Andrei Sitnikov and artists of the Bolshoi Ballet.

Osipova-Vasiliev, Bolshoi Ballet (c) Marc Haegeman   NATALIA OSIPOVA & IVAN VASILIEV
The Bolshoi Ballet summer 2007 season in London was overall an outstanding success. Natalia Osipova (21) and Ivan Vasiliev (18) were the company's eye-catching young soloists. Whether on their own or dancing together, on the ground or in the air, they unconditionally conquered audiences and critics, and quickly became the new favourites of the London balletgoers.

Nikulina, Bolshoi Ballet (c) Marc Haegeman   THE BOLSHOI BALLET'S LE CORSAIRE (part 2)
New production (2007), choreography by Marius Petipa, revival and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, Yuri Burlaka. Sets by Boris Kaminsky, costumes by Elena Zaytseva (with the use of sketches by Evgeny Ponomaryov - 1899), lighting by Damir Ismagilov. Premiered at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, 21 June 2007. Featuring Maria Alexandrova, Nikolai Tsiskaridze and artists of the Bolshoi Ballet. Photos with permission of the Bolshoi Theatre. Special thanks to Katerina Novikova, head of press.

Osipova-Vasiliev, Bolshoi Ballet (c) Marc Haegeman   NATALIA OSIPOVA & IVAN VASILIEV REHEARSING DON QUIXOTE
Up-and-coming Bolshoi Ballet soloists Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in rehearsal for Don Quixote.

Bolshoi Ballet (c) Marc Haegeman   THE BOLSHOI BALLET'S LE CORSAIRE (part 1)
New production (2007), choreography by Marius Petipa, revival and new choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, Yuri Burlaka. Sets by Boris Kaminsky, costumes by Elena Zaytseva (with the use of sketches by Evgeny Ponomaryov - 1899), lighting by Damir Ismagilov. Premiered at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, 21 June 2007. Featuring Maria Alexandrova, Nikolai Tsiskaridze and artists of the Bolshoi Ballet. Photos with permission of the Bolshoi Theatre. Special thanks to Katerina Novikova, head of press.

Bolshoi Ballet (c) Marc Haegeman   THE BOLSHOI BALLET CLASS
A selection of black and white shots of the Bolshoi Ballet in class. Featuring Maria Alexandrova, Rimma Karelskaya, Nelly Kobakhidze, Ekaterina Krysanova, Svetlana Lunkina, Denis Medvedev, Natalia Osipova, and members of the Bolshoi Ballet.

Svetlana Zakharova rehearsing Swan Lake, Bolshoi Ballet (c) Marc Haegeman   SVETLANA ZAKHAROVA REHEARSING SWAN LAKE
A selection of photos of Svetlana Zakharova rehearsing Swan Lake in the studio. Also featuring Ruslan Skvortsov.



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