Mariinsky Stars Join Ballet Philippines’ “Swan Lake”
Elena Evseeva and Evgeny Ivanchenko, stars from the Mariinsky Ballet (Kirov Ballet), will take on the lead roles of the Swan Queen Odette and the evil Odile (Evseeva) and Prince Siegfried (Ivanchenko) during Ballet Philippines’ “Swan Lake” gala night on August 30, 8PM, as well as the consecutive evening performance on August 31, 7PM, at the CCP Main Theater.
Evseeva, first soloist of the Mariinsky Ballet, is an Honoured Artist of the Udmurt Republic (2011), and an International Ballet Competition prize winner (Seoul 2009, first prize). She joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company in 2008 and has performed in La Sylphide (the Sylph), choreography by August Bournonville, revised version by Elsa-Marianne von Rosen; Giselle (Giselle, Zulma, Classical Duet), choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa; La Bayadère (Gamzatti, Shades), choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani, among others.
Ivanchenko joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company in 1992 and has toured with them to Azerbaijan, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway, and Korea. He has performed in Giselle (Count Albrecht, Classical Duet), choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa; Le Corsaire (Conrad), production by Pyotr Gusev, after the composition and choreography by Marius Petipa; and La Bayadère (Solor), choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani, to name a few.
Ballet Philippines’ Denise Parungao and Jemima Reyes will be performing the roles of Odette and Odile, and Victor Maguad and Eugene Obille will be performing the role of Prince Siegfried for the rest of the performances.
“Swan Lake” is the first production in Ballet Philippines’ 50th season. It will be running from August 30-September 8 at the CCP Main Theater.