Pas de Deux for the violin with a ballerina

an Absolute world-famous ballerina Svetlana Zakharova and violinist Vadim Repin decided on precedent – joined and came up with an unusual ballet-violin project.

on 28 December in the Concert hall named after P. I. Tchaikovsky prima ballerina of the Bolshoi and La Scala with one of the most sought-after violinists in the world, husband and wife, in Moscow will present a moving “Pas de Deux for toes and fingers”.

Here’s what the authors themselves tell you about your creation:

Svetlana Zakharova: “the Idea of this “Pas de Deux” came not to me or to Vadim, and the organizers of the festival in Switzerland, who three years literally begged us to do something together. Long didn’t work – not had the time, opportunities, everyone has their own direction, and we didn’t understand what it can be. And then I decided to try. And now this is our favorite project causing so much joy and excitement. When Jeff first played for me, it was something extraordinary! After the premiere in Switzerland showed “Pas de Deux” around the world. But in Moscow, this violin-ballet duet for the first time. And this is our Christmas gift.”

Vadim Repin: “the Program evolved to do the same uninteresting, all the time new ideas. For Moscow I picked up those works which are, if I may say so, ice skating in the violin repertoire – a bright, diverse. One of the main conditions of such experimental tandem — both of us should be interesting, but in the ballet, lots of music, designed just for the dance. Had to do the orchestration. So at first chose what Svetlana likes, then she found choreographers who are ready to implement our plan.”

to Take part in this unexpected project Svetlana Zakharova invited his colleagues, the Prime Ministers of the Bolshoi theatre Denis Rodicio, Michael Lobukhin and Vyacheslav Lopatin, Denis Savin, Jacopo Tissi.

For the music part along with Vadim Repin will meet the Moscow chamber Orcpage Musica Viva Alexander Rudin. Will include works by Paganini, Glazunov, Saint-saëns, Handel, Sarasate, Massenet and others. Choreography Mauro Bigonzetti, Mikhail Fokin, Johan Kobborg, Asami Maki.