Nutsa Chekurashvili in the Firebird (L’Oiseau de feu; Rus: Жар-птица) music by Igor Stravinsky, choreography by Michel Fokine. State Ballet of Georgia at Johvi International Ballet Festival 2017, shot on 5.5.2017.
Nutsa Chekurashvili is a Leading Soloist with the State Ballet of Georgia. She graduated from Vakhtang Chabukiani Ballet Art State School under tutorship of L. Chkhikvishvili and the same year got accepted in Tbilisi Z.Paliashvili Opera and Ballet Professional State Theatre ballet company. From January 2014 she is ballet company soloist.
The Firebird (French: L’Oiseau de feu; Russian: Жар-птица) is a ballet by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, written for the 1910 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, with choreography by Michel Fokine. The scenario by Alexandre Benois and Fokine is based on Russian fairy tales of the magical glowing bird that can be both a blessing and a curse to its owner. Premiered in Paris on 25 June 1910, the work was an instant success with both audience and critics. The ballet has historic significance not only as Stravinsky’s breakthrough piece, but also as the beginning of the collaboration between Diaghilev and Stravinsky that would also produce Petrushka, The Rite of Spring, Pulcinella and others. /Wikipedia/
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the State Ballet of Georgia and Jõhvi Ballet Festival, special thanks to Piia Tamm.