Eventide, choreography by Helen Pickett, music by Anouar Brahem, Jan Garbarek, Philip Glass, Shaukat Hussain, Ravi Shankar. Vienna State Ballet (Das Wiener Staatsballett). Shot on 25.4.2015 in Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater, St Petersburg, Dance Open 2015.
Vienna State Ballet (Das Wiener Staatsballett), directed by Manuel Legris, is considered as one of the world´s top ballet companies and was formerly named the Vienna State Opera Ballet. The name change, on September 1, 2010, was accompanied by a change in leadership. Manuel Legris, former star dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet, became the artistic director.
Helen Pickett is an American ballet choreographer. She studied under Michael Smuin and Lew Christensen at the San Francisco Ballet and danced for twelve years with Ballett Frankfurt under William Forsythe. Her choreographic debut was in 2005 with the Boston Ballet. She is the resident choreographer for the Atlanta Ballet.
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Dance Open and Bolshoi Drama Theater, special thanks to Ekaterina Galanova and Adelia Mukhamedzhanova.