In Spartacus, Leonid Yakobson’s choreography violated all canons of classical ballet. He removed the ballet pointe shoes and tutus, and actors were dressed in tunics and sandals like in ancient Rome. He replaced the classic ballet dance for plastic and facial movements.
Anna Ignatieva (written also Anna Ignatyeva, rus. Анна Игнатьева) as Phrygia in Spartacus act 2 by Yakobson Ballet. Music by Aram Khachaturian, choreography by Leonid Yakobson. Shot on 10.8.2014 in Tallinn, Birgitta Festival 2014.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the St. Petersburg Yakobson Ballet and Birgitta Festival, special thanks to Heili Vaus-Tamm.