And then Medora was brought in and she looked so beautiful that Seyd Pasha is prepared to pay any price for her…
Anastasia Kolegova (Rus. Анастасия Колегова) as Medora in Le Corsaire, The Slave Market scene. Vladimir Ponomarev as Seid Pasha. Music by Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Leo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo and Pyotr Oldenburgsky. Original choreography by Marius Petipa, new choreography by Pyotr Gusev. Shot in Mariinsky II on 2.7.2015.
Anastasia Kolegova (Rus. Анастасия Колегова) is currently First Soloist with Mariinsky Ballet. She was born in Chelyabinsk, moved over to St Petersburg and graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2000 (class of Lyubov Kunakova). Since 2000 she has performed with various dance companies including the St Petersburg Konstantin Tachkin Ballet Theatre, the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (Vilnius), the St Petersburg Boris Eifman Ballet Company. Joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 2006.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mariinsky Theatre and mr. Yury Fateev, special thanks to Natalia Kozhevnikova.