Daria Khokhlova and Igor Tsvirko in Thin Skin

Daria Khokhlova (Rus. Дарья Хохлова) and Igor Tsvirko (Rus. Игорь Цвирко) from Bolshoi Theatre Thin Skin. Music by Patti Smith, choreography by Marco Goecke. Shot 6.8.2015 in Mosfilm Studios, Moscow. Big Ballet 2016 TV Show Episode 7 (Rus. Большой балет), where 14 dancers from 6 biggest musical theatres in Russia took part in the competition.

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Daria Khokhlova and Igor Tsvirko in Thin Skin

Daria Khokhlova and Igor Tsvirko in Thin Skin

Daria Khokhlova and Igor Tsvirko in Thin Skin

Daria Khokhlova and Igor Tsvirko in Thin Skin

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Daria Khokhlova (Rus. Дарья Хохлова) is currently first soloist with Bolshoi Theatre ballet company. Daria was born in Moscow. In 2009 she graduated from the Moscow State Choreographic Academy (class of Elena Bobrova) and joined the Ballet Company of the Bolshoi Theater.
She rehearsed under Lyudmila Semenyaka. Now her teacher-repetiteur is Nina Semizorova. At present she studies at the Department of performing arts at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

Igor Tsvirko (Rus. Игорь Цвирко) is leading soloist with Bolshoi Theatre. He was born in Odintsovo (Moscow Region). In 2007, on completing his studies at the Moscow Choreographic Academy where he studied with Alexander Bondarenko, he joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company. He rehearses with Alexander Vetrov.

Marco Goecke was born in Wuppertal, Germany in 1972. He began his ballet training in 1988 at the Ballet Academy Cologne and  later studied at the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung in Munich and at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag. He danced with  Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin and the Theater Hagen Ballet. He has served as Resident Choreographer at the Stuttgart Ballet since 2005. Goecke is the recipient of the prestigious Nijinsky Award (2006) as Emerging Choreographer.

Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Kanal K, special thanks to Darina Timofeeva, who made it possible to shoot there.

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