LOMONOSOV IMPERIAL PORCELAIN FIGURINE BALLET LA BAYADÈRE Ulyana Lopatkina
- Brand:: Lomonosov Imperial Porcelain Factory
- Product Code: FIGUR-5515
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Bring the elegance of Imperial Russia with the Lomonosov Imperial Porcelain Decorative Figurine Ballet LA BAYADÈRE dancer Ulyana Lopatkina. The decorative figurine will be a perfect gift for porcelain lovers and a perfect addition to any porcelain home decor collection.
· The Figurine is HANDPAINTED. Hand wash is recommended.
· The original Lomonosov factory logo is on the bottom of each piece. Genuine Article - 100% Guaranteed.
· Material: hard-paste porcelain. Made in Russia by the Imperial Lomonosov Porcelain Factory.
- Measures: L 18.6 cm, W 10.1 cm, H 37.9 cm/L 7.3", W 4", H 14.9".
About Ballet Dancer: Ulyana Vyacheslavovna Lopatkina (born 23 October 1973) is a Russian prima ballerina who performed with the Mariinsky Theatre from 1991-2017. She studied at the Vaganova Academy with Natalia Dudinskaya. Upon graduation Lopatkina joined the Kirov/Mariinsky Theatre Ballet in 1991, and was promoted to principal dancer in 1995. Lopatkina was married to Vladimir Kornev, architect and writer (divorced in 2010), and has one daughter (Masha, born 2002). Lopatkina did not dance during the 2016-2017 season due to injury, and her retirement from the Mariinsky was announced on the company's website on June 16, 2017.
Lopatkina excels in classic and dramatic roles. She is a perfect example of the Russian (Kirov) school with long limbs, great strength and a classical purity of line, as well as noted musicality.
Her repertoire includes: Giselle (Giselle, Myrtha), Le Corsaire (Medora), La Bayadère (Nikia), Grand pas from Paquita, The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy), Swan Lake (Odette-Odile), Raymonda (Raymonda, Clemans), The Swan, Schéhérazade (Zobeide), The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Zarema), The Legend of Love (Mekhmeneh Bahnu), Leningrad Symphony (The Girl), Pas de quatre (Маria Taglioni), Serenade (ballet), Piano Concerto No. 2 (Ballet Imperial), Symphony in C (2nd Movement), La Valse, Jewels (Diamonds), In the Night, The Nutcracker (highlights: Teacher and Pupil), Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, Goya-Divertissement, Le Baiser de la Fee (Fairy), Le Poeme de l´Extase, In the Middle.
Story: La Bayadère ("the temple dancer") (Bayaderka) is a ballet, originally staged in four acts and seven tableaux by French choreographer Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus. The ballet was staged especially for the benefit performance of the Russian Prima ballerina Ekaterina Vazem, who created the principal role of Nikiya. La Bayadère was first presented by the Imperial Ballet at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 4 February [O.S. 23 January] 1877. From the first performance the ballet was universally hailed by contemporary critics as one of the choreographer Petipa's supreme masterpieces, particularly the scene from the ballet known as The Kingdom of the Shades, which became one of the most celebrated pieces in all of classical ballet. By the turn-of-the 20th century, The Kingdom of the Shades scene was regularly extracted from the full-length work as an independent showpiece, and it has remained so to the present day.
Nearly all modern versions of La Bayadère are derived from the Kirov Ballet's production of 1941, which was a severely redacted edition staged by Vakhtang Chabukiani and Vladimir Ponomarev in Leningrad in 1941. Natalia Makarova's 1980 production of La Bayadère for American Ballet Theatre was the first full-length production to find a permanent place in the repertories of western ballet troupes, having been staged by several theatres throughout the world. Makarova's version is itself derived from Chabukiani and Ponomarev's 1941 redaction for the Mariinsky Theatre.