Yulia Stepanova and Denis Rodkin in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova and Denis Rodkin in Macbeth, music by Kirill Molchanov, choreography by Vladimir Vasiliev. Benois de la Danse 2016 Gala, Laureates of different years, shot on 18.5.2016 in The Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.

Check out all dances from 18.5.2016 Benois de la Danse 2016 Gala, Laureates of different years

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

 

 

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

 

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) and Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) in Macbeth

Check out all dances from 18.5.2016 Benois de la Danse 2016 Gala, Laureates of different years

Yulia Stepanova (rus. Юлия Степанова) is currently a soloist with Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. She was born in Orenburg. Graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2009 (class of Professor Lyudmila Safronova). With the Mariinsky ballet from 2009 to 2014. From 2015 she moved from St Petersburg to Moscow, Bolshoi Theatre Ballet.

Denis Rodkin (Rus. Денис Родькин) is leading soloist with Bolshoi Ballet Moscow. He was born in Moscow. In 2009 he graduated from the dance school of the Gzhel Moscow State Academic Dance Theatre and joined the Bolshoi Ballet. In 2013 he graduated from the pedagogical faculty of the Moscow State Academy of Dance. Has rehearsed under Nikolai Tsiskaridze currently his repetitour is Yuri Vladimirov.

Vladimir Vasiliev (Rus. Владимир Васильев) was born in Moscow in 1940. He graduated from the Moscow Ballet School in 1958 (his teachers included Aleksey Yermolayev) and joined the Bolshoi Ballet. He became a premier dancer who made enormous contributions to the development of classical male dance; he came to embody the strong new Bolshoi male. He was the first dancer to be given the award la médaille d’or du meilleur danseur du Monde (“The Gold Medal of the World’s Best Dancer”); subsequently Mikhail Baryshnikov and Patrick Dupond were also awarded the distinction. Russia’s influential ballet critic and choreographer Fyodor Lopukhov called him “God of the dance … A miracle in art, perfection”. In March 1995 Vladimir Vasiliev was appointed the General and Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Theatre after Yury Grigorovich, artistic director of the ballet company since 1963, was dismissed by Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Vasiliev was himself dismissed as director of the Bolshoi Theater August 28, 2000. Vasiliev learned about his dismissal from hearing it on the radio. Since his exit from the Bolshoi, he continued to choreograph and stage new ballets.

Kirill Molchanov (Rus: Кирилл Владимирович Молчанов) was a Russian and Soviet composer (1922-1982). He was appointed director of the Bolshoi, at the time political disfavour had fallen on the lead soprano Galina Vishnevskaya. His works are in the Social Realist romantic tradition and were not warmly received when performed abroad.

Tanks to Nina Kudriavtseva-Loory and Regina Nikiforova.

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