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.
And so it went with @balletrusse in Moscow at the @statekremlinpalace with @kremlinballet ... funny how after a show in Russia one can find basically the whole performance online... here a best-of compilation from the show... credits: 1,4,5,6) @_jk_art_ 2,7) @lapersonnemag 3) @fatox511 8) @balletrusse
Dancing Don Quixote at the Kremlin State Palace (@statekremlinpalace) tomorrow night here in Moscow alongside Maria Kochetkova (@balletrusse)... here a video clip from dancing DonQ 8 years (!) ago with Tokyo Ballet (@tokyoballet_official) and NBS (@nbs_japan). How time flies...
Getting ready for my full length show of Don Quixote at the Kremlin Palace (KDS) in Moscow on Friday, September 28th next week! Looking forward to blink at the same time with Maria Kochetkova (@balletrusse) and eat some pelmeni while I’m there...
And off we go with the first show tomorrow with the Staatsballett (@staatsballettberlin) at the Staatsoper (@staatsoperberlin) and Evelina Godunova (@evelinagodunova) as my Olga. Hope to see you there! Video by @jubalbattistiphotography
My dates for my shows in Berlin are out! Check out http://berlin.simk.in periodically for updates!
Happy to be back in Berlin after 2 shows in Seoul... here some snippets from my Corsaire performance.
On my way to South Korea to perform in Seoul as part of the Korea International Ballet Competition gala! Dancing Le Corsaire pas de deux and Les Bourgeois! Lived for two weeks in Berlin now, dates for performances coming soon! Photo by @costinraduphoto !
<- SWIPE... The 15th World Ballet Festival concluded with the traditional “Funny Gala” where most participants cross-dress and make fun of our “serious” art form and, mostly, of ourselves. This year we did quite well I thought. Personally I performed the Don Q pas de trois as a Sailor Moon flower girl alongside my bigger twin David Hallberg (@officialdavidhallberg) and Tamara Rojo (@tamararojo1) as our Basilio. Swipe for more backstage pictures from the festival...
And so it goes. Tomorrow is Nr 11 and therefore the last show here in Tokyo at the 15th World Ballet Festival 2018. Program C and the “funny gala” will conclude with the tradition throwing of souvenir towels into the audience.
Program B of the World Ballet Festival concluded today. After 10 shows in total the collective sentiment is we’re feeling exhausted but also have a sense of accomplishment. On to Program C and the “funny gala” (just wait...). I will stop tagging people right now as it’s too much work... I’m sorry.
The final selfie of Program A here in Tokyo at the 15th World Ballet Festival. Starting Program B tonight and getting ready to close off each of the 5 shows with the Don Quixote Pas de Deux alongside Maria Kochetkova (@balletrusse).
Let’s play a game! Please comment on this post with each dancer that you recognize in these 2 videos. I will edit this description with each mention. - @mathiasheymann , @daniil, @rojotamara, @aurelie__dupont, @ashleybouder, @sarahlambfanpage, @robertobolle @chapulo7, @balletrusse, @officialdavidhallberg, @iana_salenko, @alessandraferriofficial_, @__melissahamilton, @marcelua, @friedemannvogel, @leobaulac, @polinasemionovaofficial, @sarafan, Elisabeth Ros, @vladislavlantratov, @alexandrova_maria_bt, @dorotheegilbert, @mathieuganio, @germainlouvet, @olesyanovikova_fans, @anna_laudere.fp, Edvin Revazov, @danielcamargoofficial, @alinacojocaru.fan, @danielproietto, Sylvia Azzoni, Frederico Bonelli, Today at the 15th World Ballet Festival in Tokyo. Show Nr 2 out of 11 done. For more backstage footage check my story. #wbf15 #toomanypeopletotag
Sometimes dreams do become reality. During my childhood my parents used to subscribe to Germany’s weekly biggest magazine, Stern (@stern). Now I’ve got a feature in it! Thanks to press agent extraordinaire Felix Schnieder for making it happen and to David Baum for the article!
Done with two shows at the beautiful Teatro La Fenice (@teatrolafenice) in Venice, Italy! Thank you to partner Tatiana Melnik (@melnik_tanya88) and organizer Daniele Cipriani (@daniele_cipriani_entertainment) for the fun! Now a few days of recharging with my parents in Germany before the 15th triennial World Ballet Festival in Tokyo!