Evgenia Dolmatova in Paquita grand pas classique variation. Choreography by Marius Petipa and Alexey Ratmansky. Music by Édouard Deldevez and Ludwig Minkus. Shot on 10.12.2014 in Bayerische Staatoper Munich, during main rehearsal.
Evgenia Dolmatova is with Bavarian State Ballet at the Soloist rank. She was born in Lida, Belarus, trained at the Vaganova Ballet Academy. In 2005 she joined the Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg where she performed in nearly every classical ballet. Evgenia Dolmatova joined the Bavarian State Ballet at the Soloist rank in August 2012.
Paquita Grand pas classique — In 1847, Paquita was staged for the first time in Russia for the Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg by Marius Petipa and Pierre-Frédéric Malavergne, being the first work ever staged by Petipa in Russia. In 1881 Petipa produced a revival of the ballet for which he added new pieces specially composed by Ludwig Minkus. This included the Pas de trois for the first act, and the Paquita Grand pas classique and the Mazurka des enfants.
In 2014 Alexey Ratmansky restaged new version in Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Bayerische Staatsoper and Bayerisches Staatsballett, special thanks to Mr. Wolfgang Oberender and Miss Susanne Ullmann.