They by Shoko Nakamura and Michael Banzhaf, choreography by Tim Plegge, music Henrik Schwarz. Taken at 13.09.2013 2013 Season Opening Gala, Staatsballett Berlin.
Shoko Nakamura is First Soloist at Staatsballett Berlin (Berlin State Ballet). She was born in Japan and graduated studied ballet at Chikako Tanaka Ballet School (1986-1996) in Fukuoka and at John-Cranko-Schule in Stuttgart (1996-1998). At 1998-1999she danced with Stuttgart Ballett; 2000-2006 with Wiener Staatsopernballett (2001 Demi-soloist and later 2002 as a soloist); at 2006 she became soloist at Staatsballett Berlin and 2007 as First Soloist.
Michael Banzhaf is currently a soloist at Staatsballett Berlin (Berlin State Ballet). He was born in Friedrichshafen am Bodensee and studied at Ballettakademie München (Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung). At 1998 he was engaged by Ballett der Staatsoper Unter den Linden, 2001 as demi-soloist with Ballett der Staatsoper; at 2005 as soloist with Staatsballett Berlin.
Photos by Jack Devant © with kind permission of the Staatsballett Berlin, special thanks to Vladimir Malakhov and Nadine Jäger.