Flames of Paris Vakhtang Chabukiani



Vakhtang Chabukiani(1910 - 1992). Magnificent and legendary Georgian ballet dancer and choreographer who was a star of Mariinsky (Kirov) Theater of Saint Petersburg. He is considered to be one of the most influential male ballet dancers in history, and is noted for creating the majority of the choreography of the male variations which comprise the classical ballet repertory.

Vakhtang Chabukiani embodied the new Soviet hero in the ballet of the 1930's, combining virtuosic ballet technique with athleticism and a stunningly powerful, vivid stage presence. He originated lead roles in several signature Soviet ballets, among them Vasily Vainonen's "Flames of Paris" in 1932 and Rostislav Zakharov's "Fountain of the Bakhchisarai" in 1934. Also in 1934, he and Tatyana Vecheslova became the first Soviet dancers to tour in the United States. His another name was "Wizard of Dancing"

Musa Gottlieb (Jeanne) & Vakhtang Chaboukiani (Philippe) Music: Boris Asafiev Choreography: Vasily Vainonen 1953 from Film Masters of Russian Ballet

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