Kimin Kim as Solor and Anastasia Matvienko (Rus. Анастасия Матвиенко) as Gamzatti in La Bayadere. Music by Ludwig Minkus; choreography by Marius Petipa, revised by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani with dances by Konstantin Sergeyev and Nikolay Zubovsky. Conductor Boris Gruzin. Shot 12.2.2016, Mariinsky Theatre historical stage.
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Kimin Kim is a Principal with the Mariinsky Ballet. He was born in Seoul. Graduated from the Korea National University of Arts (class of Vladimir Kim and Margarita Kulik). For half a year he was a trainee with the Mariinsky Ballet. At the Mariinsky Theatre he made his debut as Ali in the ballet Le Corsaire (coached by Viktor Baranov). Since July 2012 he has been a First Soloist with the Mariinsky Ballet.
Anastasia Matvienko (Rus. Анастасия Матвиенко) is a first soloist at Mariinsky Ballet, St Petersburg. Anastasia was born at 1982 in Sevastopol, Ukraine. From 1996 to 2001 she studied at Kiev State Choreographic school. From 2001 to 2007 she was the first soloist of National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine. From 2007 to 2009 Anastasia was a principal dancer of Opera and Ballet Mikhailovsky, St. Petersburg, Russia. March 2009 Anastasia became a first soloist of Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia.
La Bayadère (en. La Bayadère, The Temple Dancer; Rus. Баядерка) is a ballet, originally staged in four acts and seven tableaux by French choreographer Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus. The ballet was staged especially for the benefit performance of the Prima ballerina Ekaterina Vazem, who created the principal role of Nikiya. La Bayadère was first presented by the Imperial Ballet at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 4 February 1877.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Mariinsky Theatre and mr. Yury Fateev, special thanks to Anna Kasatkina and Ekaterina Ordovskaya.