When one‘s head is in the clouds... off to the west coast of the US tomorrow to perform Harlequinade at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa (@segerstromarts). Photo by @itsalrightwerealright
And almost off to California to perform Alexei Ratmansky’s Harlequinade with ABT (@abtofficial) next week! Filmed (thankfully) by @conholl
Rehearsing with ABT (@abtofficial) around Union Square and waiting for a cab like... photo by @itsalrightwerealright
My North American schedule with ABT (@abtofficial) for the next 6 months... see you on one of these occasions... photo by @itsalrightwerealright
And back to eating hotdogs in DonQ costumes. First day of school... I mean work at ABT (@abtofficial) for our upcoming US tours to California (Segerstrom Center @segerstromarts) and Washington DC (@kennedycenter) dancing Alexei Ratmansky’s Halrequinade alongside Skylar Brandt (@skylarbrandt). Photo by @itsalrightwerealright
“A polar bear plunge is an event held during the winter where participants enter a body of water despite the low temperature.” Let’s all be healthy in 2019! Thanks to @tiinalaakkonen for the art direction, styling and hospitality 💙
And one last push this year for our last show of Alexei Ratmansky’s “La Bayadère” tonight with @staatsballettberlin alongside Anna Ol (@anna.ol_ballet) as my Nikiya and Evelina Godunova (@evelinagodunova) as my Gamzatti. Simultaneously packing for one month in the US... leaving tomorrow and looking forward to seeing everyone at ABT (@abtofficial) in a few days! Please give thanks to our videographer extraordinaire Yoko Callegari (@yokocallegari) who filmed this during our last show two days ago...
Merry Christmas everyone. We were working hard each day in the studio for our next two shows of Alexei Ratmansky’s “La Bayadère” at the Staatsoper Berlin (@staatsoperberlin) with Anna Ol (@anna.ol_ballet) as my Nikiya and Evelina Godunova (@evelinagodunova) as my Gamzatti... Show is tonight and on the 28th... Photo by @yanrevazov
A #TBT to our long evenings at the @guggenheim museum rehearsing with Cassandra Trenary for Alejandro Cerrudo’s creation „Falls the Shadow“ produced by @worksandprocess and yours truly. Costumes by @dior. Video is from one of the first run of our pas de deux, so it‘s technically a little rough, but oh well, you get the point...
A little gem from 3 months ago from our DonQ with Maria Kochetkova (@balletrusse) in Moscow at the Kremlin Palace (@statekremlinpalace)...
About to dance my 4th of 5 shows of our Nutcracker here with the @staatsballettberlin at the @deutscheoperberlin! Dancing alongside our young @yuriaisaka ! Here a little tidbit from my last one a couple of days ago... wait for the end ;) Thanks for filming, @yokocallegari
Piglet: “How do you spell ‘love’?” Pooh: “You don’t spell it…you feel it.” —Winnie-the-Pooh Can I be the good boy of ballet? Who doesn’t know what this is in reference to, please go visit @sergeipolunin on his instagram account...
Anna Ol (@anna.ol_ballet) and yours truly in Alexei Ratmansky‘s “La Bayadère“ with @staatsballettberlin. Next shows are December 26th & 28th at the @staatsoperberlin . Hope to see you there! Photo by @yanrevazov
It’s Nutcracker time! Dancing my first show of the Medvedev/Burlaka version (version nr. 5 in my career) here with the @staatsballettberlin for the first time alongside our 18-year old Yuria Isaka (@yuriaisaka)... I know you are jealous of: 1. my purple tunic, 2. my two pearl necklaces, 3. my huge feathers on my head, 4. my blue boots with red tassles, 5. my feather-weight championship boxing belt, 6. and my red tights with golden ornaments which I unfortunately haven’t put on... Next shows are Nov 30, Dec 3, 7, 14 (!) at the @deutscheoperberlin! See you then!
About to perform here in Geneve, Switzerland at the Jewels of “Russian Ballet” at the Theatre de Leman! Dancing Don Quixote Pas de Deux alongside Maia Makhateli (@maiamakhateli) and Les Bourgeois (what surprise X-) )! Photos from Mexico by the great @carlosquezadaphotographer !
And here the same variation of Solor onstage from last Saturday. If you pay close attention, my necklace came undone and was lashing onto my face during the double-tours towards the end of the variation. Annoying AF. Thanks to @yokocallegari for the video :)
My first show of Solor in Alexei Ratmansky’s reconstruction of “La Bayadère” is tonight! Wish me luck! (for more current posts of the show look at my IG stories tonight...)
Getting ready for our Bayadere reconstruction by Alexei Ratmansky here in Berlin with the @staatsballettberlin! Here a little clip from my show 12 (!) years ago in Lithuania... how time flies! My shows are Nov 10th, Dec 26th & 28th! See you there!
Happy World Ballet Day, everyone. Photo: yours truly at the age of 3, I think.