Igone de Jongh (Dutch National) and Raphaël Coumes-Marquet (Semperoper) in On the Nature of Daylight, music by Max Richter, choreography by David Dawson. Shot on 28.04.2014 at Dance Open 2014, St Petersburg, Russia.
Igone de Jongh is a principal dancer with Het Nationale Ballet (Dutch National Ballet). Igone was born Sept. 1979 in Haarlem, Netherlands. She began her dance training with Ballet Studio Kennemerland, continued her training, from 1988, with the Nationale Balletacademie, and in 1995, she went to The Royal Ballet School in London, graduating in 1996. In 1995, she was a finalist at the Prix de Lausanne, and during her training in London she won the Arnold Haskell Award. Igone joined the corps de ballet of Het Nationale Ballet in the 1996-1997 season, and was rapidly promoted to the rank of principal dancer (1999; coryphee, 2000; grand sujet, 2002; second soloist, 2003; principal dancer).
Raphaël Coumes-Marquet is a principal dancer with Semperoper Ballett. He was born in Besançon, France. Raphaël is trained at École de Danse de l’Opéra de Paris, France
Semperoper Ballett (since 2006), Het Nationale Ballet Amsterdam (since 1998 Coryphée, Grand Sujet 2000, Soloist 2002), Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Soloist
Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper.
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography© with kind permission of the Dance Open, special thanks to Ekaterina Galanova and Adelia Mukhamedzhanova.