Mikhail Lobukhin (Rus. Михаил Лобухин) in Vladimir Vysotsky (Rus. Влади́мир Высо́цкий), Vse Ne Tak Rebyata (free translation “it’s all wrong”), choreography by Morihiro Iwata. Les Etoiles Gala, shot on 10.1.2015 in Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome, Italy.
Mikhail Lobukhin (Rus. Михаил Лобухин) is Principal with Bolshoi Theatre. He was born in Saint Petersburg (then Leningrad). In 2002, he graduated from the the Vaganova Ballet Academy (Saint Petersburg). Received a Diploma Certificate Bachelor of Arts with honors (teacher Boris Bregvadze), that same year he was admitted to the ballet of the Marinsky Theatre. In January 2010, Mikhail joined the Bolshoi Ballet Company (teachers Mikhail Lavrovsky and Valery Lagunov).
Vladimir Vysotsky (Rus: Влади́мир Семёнович Высо́цкий) 1938 – 1980, was a Russian singer-songwriter, poet, and actor whose career had an immense and enduring effect on Soviet and Russian culture. He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary in often humorous street jargon. He was also a prominent stage and screen actor. Though his work was largely ignored by the official Soviet cultural establishment, he achieved remarkable fame during his lifetime, and to this day exerts significant influence on many of Russia’s popular musicians and actors who wish to emulate his iconic status.
Morihiro Iwata, ballet dancer/choreographer was born in Yokohama, Japan. In 1990 he enrolled in the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (The Bolshoi Ballet Academy) studying under Mr. Alexander Bondarenko. Graduated in ’91, and he became a soloist with a Russian ballet company. In 1993 he won First Prize in the Moscow International Ballet Competition. Iwata joined the Bolshoi Ballet in 1996 as a soloist. Currently he is achieving success as a rising choreographer.
Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of Daniele Cipriani Entertainment and Auditorium Conciliazione, special thanks to Mrs. Simonetta Allder and Mr. Daniele Cipriani.