Anastasia Kolegova in Le Corsaire Sea Shore scene. 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. 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 and the Mariinsky Theatre. Nastya joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 2006.
Scene 1 from La Bayadere: The Sea-Shore
Conrad and his friends are washed ashore. Young Greek women appear, led by Medora and Gulnare. They soon discover the shipwrecked corsairs, and immediately Medora and Conrad fall in love. But soon the women become aware of impending danger, and quickly hide the corsairs. A patrol of Turkish traders, in league with the villainous slave dealer Lankandem, are hunting for beautiful woman to sell as slaves. The Turks soon capture the young Greek women, and are paid handsomely by Lankendem. They soon head off to the slave market in a Turkish bazaar, and the corsairs vow to rescue the unfortunate maidens.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mariinsky Theatre and mr. Yury Fateev, special thanks to Natalia Kozhevnikova.