Venetian Carnival pas de deux from Satanella by Iana Salenko and Dinu Tamazlacaru, music Cesare Pugni, choreography by Marius Petipa. The Royal Ballet Gala, Nordea Concert Hall, Tallinn. Shot on 20.12.2014.
Iana Salenko is Principal Dancer with Staatsballett Berlin. She was born in 1983 in Kiev. From 1995 Iana attended the Pisarev Ballet School in Donezk an graduated in 2000 as a professional dancer. She danced from 2000-2002 at the Donezk Opera House as a soloist and then as a principal dancer at the National Opera in Kiev. In 2005 joined the Berlin State Ballet where she is now first soloist.
Dinu Tamazlacaru is Principal at Staatsballett Berlin. He was accepted to Chisinau Opera Theatre ballet school (class of Alexander Iwanow). From 2000 to 2002 at Wiener Konservatoriums (class Maxim Abzalow). From 2002 to 2006 is soloist at Berlin State Opera.
Satanella (aka Le Diable Amoureux) is a Pantomime ballet in 3 acts, 8 scenes. Originally staged by Joseph Mazilier to the music of Napoléon Henri Reber and François Benoist. Libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, based on the 1772 occult romance by Jacques Cazotte. Revival by Marius Petipa for the Imperial Ballet with additional music by Cesare Pugni. First presented 1866 at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre, St. Petersburg.
Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Royal Ballet Gala and Nordea Concert Hall, special thanks to Mr. Sander Sellin.