Grand Pas de Deux from Satanella – Iana Salenko, Dinu Tamazlacaru (both with Berlin State Ballet) and corps de ballet of the Yakobson Ballet Theatre, music by C. Pugni, Choreography by M. Petipa. Savonlinna Dance Open Gala concert.
Iana Salenko was born in 19.07.1983 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 afterwardsas a principal dancer at the National Opera in Kiev. In 2005 joined the Berlin State Ballet as a demi-soloist, was promoted one year later to soloist and in 2007 to first soloist.
Dinu Tamazlacaru was accepted 1994 to Chisinau Oper Theatre ballet school with Alexander Iwanow. From 2000 to 2002 at Wiener Konservatoriums with Maxim Abzalow. From 2002 to 2006 is solo dancer and demi-solo at Berlin State Oper and in 2007 obtained a contract as solo artist exhibiting in a lot of prestigious pieces. Awards: 2001 second palce at Österreichischen Ballett and Tanzkontest. 2002 winner of Prix de Lausanne and fisrt prize at Perm, „Arabesk“ competition.
The Satanella pas de deux (Le Carnaval de Venise). In 1859, Marius Petipa created a new concert pas de deux for the benefit performance of the Italian ballerina Amalia Ferraris. Petipa choreographed the pas de deux to new music which the composer Cesare Pugni based on the ancient air Il Carnevale di Venezia (also used by Nicolò Paganini for his famous repertory piece Carnevale di Venezia (Op.10)). The pas de deux was titled as Le Carnaval de Venise. When Petipa revived the full-length ballet Satanella for the ballerina Alexandra Vergina in 1868, Le Carnaval de Venise was introduced into the third act of the ballet, where it was retained for many years. Le Carnaval de Venise lived on long after the full-length Satanella left the Imperial Ballet’s repertory.
Photos by Jack Devant © with kind permission of the Dance Open, special thanks to Ekaterina Galanova, Julia Martina, Daria Donova and Adelia Mukhamedzhanova.