Anna Kuligina and Leonid Sarafanov in the duet from The Bronze Idol

Anna Kuligina (Анна Кулигина) and Leonid Sarafanov (Леонид Сарафанов) in the duet between Evgeny and Parasha from the ballet The Bronze Idol. Music by Reinhold Glière, choreography by Lar Lubovitch. Ivan Vasiliev “10 Years on the Stage” Gala Concert. Shot in 16.1.2017 in the Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia.

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Anna Kuligina and Leonid Sarafanov in the duet from The Bronze Idol

Anna Kuligina and Leonid Sarafanov in the duet from The Bronze Idol

Anna Kuligina and Leonid Sarafanov in the duet from The Bronze Idol

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Anna Kuligina (Rus. Анна Кулигина) is a Soloist with Mikhailovsky Ballet. In 2004, Anna graduated from the Perm Ballet School. In 2008, joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet.

Leonid Sarafanov (Rus. Леонид Сарафанов) is a Principal with Mikhailovsky Ballet. He was born in Kiev, Ukraine. In 2000 Sarafanov graduated from the Kiev State School of Choreography and in 2002 joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company. He’s a guest principal with the Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Tokyo Ballet, The Vienna State Opera. He performs principal roles in classical and contemporary repertory. In 2006 he was awarded the International Benois de la Danse Prize. In January 2011 he joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet Company.

Lar Lubovitch (born 1943) is an American choreographer. He founded his own dance company, the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in 1968. Based in New York City, the company has performed in all 50 American states as well as in more than 30 countries. As of 2005, he had choreographed more than 100 dances for the company. In addition to the company, Lubovitch has also done creative work in ballet, ice-skating venues, and musical theater notably “Into the Woods”. He has played a key role in raising funds to fight AIDS. /Wikipedia/

Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mikhailovsky Theatre and Ivan Vasiliev, special thanks to Darina Timofeeva.

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