Raminta Rudzionyte and Brandon Alexander in Raymonda adagio

Raminta Rudzionyte and Brandon Alexander in Raymonda, Adagio. Music by Alexander Glazunov. Shot at Jõhvi Ballet Festival 2014 on 10.05.2014, Estonia.

Raminta Rudzionyte and Brandon Alexander in Raymonda

Raminta Rudzionyte and Brandon Alexander in Raymonda

Raminta Rudzionyte and Brandon Alexander in Raymonda

Raminta Rudzionyte and Brandon Alexander in Raymonda

Raminta Rudzionyte and Brandon Alexander in Raymonda

 

Raminta Rudzionyte is a soloist with Vanemuine Ballet, Estonia. In 2006 Raminta graduated from the Vilnius Ballet School in Lithuania. Since 2006 she is with Theatre Vanemuine ballet company.

Brandon Alexander is a soloist with Vanemuine Ballet, Estonia. Brandon was born September 12, 1986 in USA. He was trained by Lori Amare (1998-1999) and Houston Ballet Ben Stevenson Academy (1999-2006 Full Scholarship). Starting from 2012 he is with Vanemuine Ballet.

Raymonda (Russian: Раймонда) is a ballet in three acts, four scenes with an apotheosis, choreographed by Marius Petipa, with music by Alexander Glazunov. First presented by the Imperial Ballet at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre on 19 January 1898 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov (10 August 1865 – 21 March 1936) was a Russian composer of the late Russian Romantic period, music teacher and conductor. He served as director of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory between 1905 and 1928 and was also instrumental in the reorganization of the institute into the Petrograd Conservatory, then the Leningrad Conservatory, following the Bolshevik Revolution. He continued heading the Conservatory until 1930, though he had left the Soviet Union in 1928 and did not return. The best known student under his tenure during the early Soviet years was Dmitri Shostakovich.

Photos by Jack Devant © with kind permission of the National Balet of Ukraine, Eesti Kontsert, Jõhvi Konserdimaja, special thanks to Piia Tamm and Lauri Aav.

 

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