Anastasia Zaklinskaya and Zhanibek Akhmediev in Leda and Swan

Anastasia Zaklinskaya and Zhanibek Akhmediev in Leda and Swan duet from Ma Pavlova. Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, choreography by Roland Petit.
Shot on 22.5.2016, Astana Opera Ballet Gala.

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 Zhanibek Akhmediev (Rus. Жанибек Ахмадиев) Leda and Swan

Anastasia Zaklinskaya and Zhanibek Akhmediev in Leda and Swan

Anastasia Zaklinskaya and Zhanibek Akhmediev in Leda and Swan

 

Anastasia Zaklinskaya and Zhanibek Akhmediev in Leda and Swan

 

Anastasia Zaklinskaya and Zhanibek Akhmediev in Leda and Swan

Anastasia Zaklinskaya Анастасия Заклинская Leda and Swan

Anastasia Zaklinskaya and Zhanibek Akhmediev in Leda and Swan

Anastasia Zaklinskaya and Zhanibek Akhmediev in Leda and Swan

 

Anastasia Zaklinskaya Анастасия Заклинская and Zhanibek Akhmediev Жанибек Ахмадиев in Leda and Swan

Anastasia Zaklinskaya and Zhanibek Akhmediev in Leda and Swan

Anastasia Zaklinskaya and Zhanibek Akhmediev in Leda and Swan

Check out all galleries from 22.5.2016 Astana Opera Ballet Gala

Anastasia Zaklinskaya (Rus. Анастасия Заклинская) is currently with Astana Opera Ballet. She was born in St Petersburg and graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2013 (class of Professor Lyudmila Kovaleva). Joined the Mariinsky Ballet the same year. In 2016 she moved to Astana Opera.

Zhanibek Akhmediev (Rus. Жанибек Ахмадиев) is with Astana Opera Ballet.

Roland Petit (1924 – 2011) was a French ballet company director, choreographer and dancer. He trained at the Paris Opéra Ballet school, and became well known for his creative ballets. Petit remained with Ballet de Marseille until 1998, creating numerous ballets including including Ma Pavlova (1986).

Leda and the Swan is a story and subject in art from Greek mythology. According to many versions of the story, Zeus took the form of a swan and raped or seduced Leda on the same night she slept with her husband King Tyndareus. In some versions, she laid two eggs from which the children hatched. In other versions, Helen is a daughter of Nemesis, the goddess who personified the disaster that awaited those suffering from the pride of Hubris.

Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Astana Opera, special thanks to Assel Nakupova and Yekaterina Romanova.

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