Renata Shakirova and Kimin Kim in Le Parc

Renata Shakirova (Rus. Рената Шакирова) and Kimin Kim from Mariinsky Theatre in Le Parc. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, choreography by Angelin Preljocaj. Shot 6.8.2015 in Mosfilm Studios, Moscow. Big Ballet 2016 TV Show (Rus. Большой балет), where 14 dancers from 6 biggest musical theatres in Russia took part in the competition.

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Renata Shakirova and Kimin Kim in Le Parc

Renata Shakirova and Kimin Kim in Le Parc

Renata Shakirova and Kimin Kim in Le Parc

Renata Shakirova and Kimin Kim in Le Parc

Renata Shakirova and Kimin Kim in Le Parc

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Renata Shakirova (Rus. Рената Шакирова) is currently a second soloist with Mariinsky Theatre. She graduated 2015 from Vaganova Ballet Academy (class Tatiana Udalenkova) St Petersburg, Russia. While still a pupil at the Academy she appeared in performances at the Mariinsky Theatre. Joined the Mariinsky Ballet in 2015.

Kimin Kim is a Principal with the Mariinsky Ballet. He was born in Seoul. Graduated from the Korea National University of Arts (class of Vladimir Kim and Margarita Kulik). For half a year he was a trainee with the Mariinsky Ballet. At the Mariinsky Theatre he made his debut as Ali in the ballet Le Corsaire (coached by Viktor Baranov). Since July 2012 he has been a First Soloist with the Mariinsky Ballet.

Angelin Preljoçaj (born 1957) is a French dancer and choreographer of contemporary dance. His choreographic work is steeped in his writing of the history of classical ballet, but is resolutely contemporary. He joined the repertoire of the Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris in the early 1990s and has headed the company since 1985. In 1995, he received the Prix Benois de la Danse as choreographer. Preljocaj, subsequently renamed Ballet Preljocaj, has been in residence at Pavillon Noir of Aix-en-Provence since 1996.

Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Kanal K, special thanks to Darina Timofeeva, who made it possible to shoot there.

 

 

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