Summer Night’s International Ballet Gala 2021

Summer Night’s International Ballet Gala 2021. Artistic director Sergei Upkin, conferencier Triinu Upkin, stage manager Anton Osul, lighting Priidu Adlas. Shot in Estonian National Opera Theatre (Rahvusooper Estonia) on 1.8.2021.

Act 1

Act 2

Artistic director Sergei Upkin, conferencier Triinu Upkin, stage manager Anton Osul, lighting Priidu Adlas. Shot in Estonian National Opera Theatre (Rahvusooper Estonia) on 1.8.2021

Program and Cast

Act 1

Sweet, choreography by Viki Psihoyos, music by Georges Bizet, Igor Stravinsky, Frederic Chopin, Sergei Prokofiev, on the piano Leo Dubovsky, performed by Kyra Olson, Vlada Kotter, Johannes Nolden, Nathaniel Lillington, Anfisa Legotina Mimi Lamar, Raven Loan, Mayu Nakayama, Margarita Gladysheva, Ella Puurtinen, Olga Morgulets, Livia Ferrati, Maya Canestaro, Nolan Saito

Sarcasmer, choreography by Hans van Manen, music Sergei Prokofiev, Chloë Réveillon and Timothy van Poucke

Walpurgis Night from the opera Faust, music by Charles Gounod, new choreo by Sergei Upkin, after Leonid Lavrovsky. Performed by Olga Morgulets, Nathalien Lillington, Edgar Sarapuu, Paul McKinney, Nolan Saito, Johannes Noldan. 

Raymonda, variation from act II, choreography Marius Petipa, music Alexander Glazunov, performer Raven Loan

Raymonda, variation from act III, choreography Marius Petipa, music Alexander Glazunov, performer Margarita Gladysheva

Raymonda, Saracen Dance, choreography Marius Petipa, music Alexander Glazunov, performed by Livia Ferrati and Johannes Nolden

L’ivorogne, choreography Lode Devos, music Jaques Brel, performed by Sergei Upkin

Zoom Out, choreography by Triinu Upkin, music Galina Grigoreva, video Albert Kerstna, performed by the graduates of the workshop

Act 2

Roots, choreography Fabrice Edelmann, music Giuseppe Monteverdi, Italian folk song, Hedningarna, Mimi Lamar, Raven Loan, Karina Laura Leškin, Ella Puurtinen, Vlada Kotter, Johannes Nolden, Nolan Saito, Nathaniel Lillington

Will You Return, choreography by Helen Veidebaum, music Kärt Johanson, Pärt Uusberg, performed by Morgane Bazinet, Evelin Agu, Yulia Matselia, Elsa Hildebrand, Wiktoria Lis, Gemma Campbell, Monika Annijerv, Catherine Sistrunk, Jiwong Chung, Izabel Zimmerman, Karolina Bart, Taylor Fikes, Chloe Fee

La Valse a Mille Temps, choreography Triinu Upkin, music Jacues Brel, performed by Sergei Upkin

Class Concert, Riccardo Drigo, choreography by Konstantin Sergeyev, performed by Johannes Nolden, Nolan Saito, Paul McKinney 

La Bayadere, pas de quatre, choreo Marius Petipa, music Ludwig Minkus, performed by Raven Loan, Maya Canestaro, Livia Ferrati, Margarita Gladysheva

La Bayadere, Gamzatti variation, choreo Marius Petipa, music Ludwig Minkus. Performed by Mayu Nakayama

Keep a Light in a Window, choreo Jevgeni Grib, music Sasha Pushkin, performed by Olga Morgulets, Nathaniel Lillington

Don Quixote, Mercedes variation, choreography Marius Petipa, music Ludwig Minkus, performed by Karina Laura Leškin

Don Quixote, variation, choreography Marius Petipa, music Ludwig Minkus, performed by Vlada Kotter and Kyra Olson

Don Quixote PDD, choreography Marius Petipa, music Ludwig Minkus, Chloë Réveillon and Timothy van Poucke

Photos by Jack Devant © with kind permission of Summer Night’s International Ballet Gala, Estonian National Ballet, special thanks to Galina Rohumaa.

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