Elisa Carrillo Cabrera and Mikhail Kaniskin in Kazimir’s Colours. Music by Dmitri Shostakovich, choreography by Mauro Bigonzetti. Eurasian Dance Festival 2017 Gala, Shot on 29.6.2017 in Astana Opera House.
Elisa Carrillo Cabrera is Principal with Staatsballett Berlin. She was born in Texcoco, Mexico and studied in Escuela Nacional de Danza Clásica (Mexico, 1990-1997), the she received scolarship from National English Ballet School London in UK (1999). In 1999 she was accepted to Stuttgarter Ballett, starting from 2004 as demi-soloist; from 2006 as soloist; from 2007 as demi-soloist at Staatsballett Berlin, 2009 she became Soloist and 2011 as First Soloist.
Mikhail Kaniskin is Principal Dancer with Staatsballett Berlin. He was born in Moscow and studied in the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. Later he was accepted to John-Cranko-Ballettschule in Stuttgart. He joined Stuttgarter Ballett at 1997, at 2001 became demi-soloist, from 2002 as a Soloist, 2004 a First Soloist and at 2007 First Soloist with Staatsballett Berlin.
Mauro Bigonzetti (born 1960, Rome, Italy) is a dancer and choreographer of contemporary ballet. He trained at the ballet school of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and entered their company in 1979. In 1983 Bigonzetti joined the Reggio Emilia company Aterballetto, renowned for its contemporary repertory. He first began to choreograph for Aterballetto in 1990. In 1993 he joined Balletto di Toscana as resident choreographer and in 1997 returned to Aterballetto as artistic director. Throughout his choreographic career Bigonzetti has maintained a close relationship with Aterballetto. He continues there as principal choreographer, although his career now centers on commissions written for major companies abroad. From March 2016 he is the new director of “La Scala” Ballet.
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Eurasian Dance Festival and Astana Opera, special thanks to Vasily Medvedev, Stanislav Feco and Janibek Kaiyr