Lucia Lacarra and Matthew Golding in the Finding Light, music by Antonio Vivaldi, choreography by Edwaard Liang. Petipa Awards Gala 2023, San Francisco 23.9.2023, organised by the Petipa Heritage Foundation, Vasily Medvedev and Stanislav Feco.
Lucia Lacarra, born in Spain, was the muse of Roland Petit and Helgi Tomasson, and has dances principal roles on ballets of John Neumeier, John Carnko and Kenneth MacMillan. Her repertoire goes from Marius Petipà to Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine. She is the model of the traditional history of ballet.
Matthew Golding, born in Canada, studied in United States and in the Royal Ballet School of London. As a dancer, he was particularly influenced by the Het Nationale Ballet of Amsterdam, where Ted Brandston still contracts him as an guest star.
Edwaard Liang, a former dancer with New York City Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater, has built an international reputation as a choreographer. Over the last decade, he has created work for the Bolshoi Ballet, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Kirov Ballet, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Shanghai Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre and Washington Ballet. Born in Taipei, Taiwan and raised in Marin County, California. In 2013, Mr. Liang was named Artistic Director at BalletMet (Columbus, Ohio), where he continues to choreograph new works.
Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of Petipa Heritage Foundation, special thanks to mr. Vasily Medvedev and mr. Stanislav Feco.