This Bitter Earth by Svetlana Danilova and Jevgeni Grib. Music by Clyde Otis, performad by Dinah Washington, choreography by Jevgeni Grib. The Royal Ballet Gala, Nordea Concert Hall, Tallinn. Shot on 20.12.2014.
Svetlana Danilova is soloist with Estonian National Ballet, previously with Chişinău National Opera.
Evgeny Grib (rus Евгений Гриб) is currentlly soloist with the Estonian National Ballet. He was born 1988 in Tallinn (Estonia). 2001 – graduated from the Tallinn Ballet School 2001-2013 – a soloist with the Estonian National Opera. 2013 to 2014 – a soloist with the Eifman Ballet, St. Petersburg. From 2014/15 season, Jevgeni is back in Estonia.
“This Bitter Earth” is a 1960 song made famous by rhythm and blues singer Dinah Washington. Written and produced by Clyde Otis, it peaked to #1 on the U.S. R&B charts for the week of 25 July 1960 and also reached #24 on the U.S. pop charts. The song is a key piece in the 1977 film Killer of Sheep by director Charles Burnett.
Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Royal Ballet Gala and Nordea Concert Hall, special thanks to Mr. Sander Sellin.