Antony and Cleopatra by Irina Perren and Marat Shemiunov

Antony and Cleopatra, adagio, Irina Perren and Marat Shemiunov. Music by Eduard Lazarev, choreography by Igor Tchernyshev. Olavinlinna Ballet Gala by Dance Open, shot on 20.07.2014.

Antony and Cleopatra by Irina Perren and Marat Shemiunov

Antony and Cleopatra by Irina Perren and Marat Shemiunov

Antony and Cleopatra by Irina Perren and Marat Shemiunov

Antony and Cleopatra by Irina Perren and Marat Shemiunov

Antony and Cleopatra by Irina Perren and Marat Shemiunov

Antony and Cleopatra by Irina Perren and Marat Shemiunov

Antony and Cleopatra by Irina Perren and Marat Shemiunov

Antony and Cleopatra by Irina Perren and Marat Shemiunov

Antony and Cleopatra by Irina Perren and Marat Shemiunov

Antony and Cleopatra by Irina Perren and Marat Shemiunov

Irina Perren is principal ballerina with Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia. She has born in 1980 in Leningrad (St Petersburg), in 1998 she graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy. The same year joined the Mikhailovsky Theatre.

Marat Shemiunov is principal danseur with Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Patersburg. He was born in Leningrad (St Petersburg) in 1983, he graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (class of professor Yury Tsvetkov) in 2001 and the same year joined the Mikhailovsky Theatre in 2001.

Igor Chernyshev (1937-2007) was outstanding artist of Kirov Ballet. He was graduated from the Vaganova School in the class Feja Balabina. From the first seasons of the theater bright dancer entered the creative life Kirov Ballet. He was one of the first performers of Daniel in Yuri Grigorovich’s ballet “The Stone Flower”. His partner in the theater became Alla Shelest. Soon began to talk about him and write as an accomplished artist. He danced Spartacus and Garmodiya in “Spartacus,” Tybalt in “Romeo and Juliet”, Batyr in “Shurale.” Bright ballet dancer Igor Chernyshev danced in the Kirov Ballet nearly 14 years. He created a vivid and memorable characters on stage.
In Igor Chernyshev early opened talent of choreographer. The debut of choreographer Chernyshev was held at the Leningrad Maly Theatre Ballet “Antony and Cleopatra” to music E.Lazarev with Alla Osipenko and John Markovski. The activities carried away choreographer choreographer Igor Chernyshev and it completely turned to choreography of leaving a career dancer. He became chief choreographer of the first in the Odessa Opera and Ballet, then in the Moldavian Theater of Opera and Ballet, Kubyshevski Opera and Ballet Theatre (now Samara). He was the head mimic the Bolshoi Theatre. In his later years he taught the choreography in Moscow. People’s Artist of Russia – 1987. Honored Worker of Arts – 1981.

Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography© with kind permission of the Dance Open, special thanks to Ekaterina Galanova and Adelia Mukhamedzhanova.

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