BWW TV Exclusive: Neil Sean Chats with SWAN LAKE's Irina Kolesnikova & Konstantin Tachkin!
The internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre makes a welcome return to the London Coliseum this summer, with their full-length classic production of Swan Lake.
Founded in 1994, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is renowned globally not just for its beautiful Vaganova trained dancers, but also for its stunning full-length productions. The company travels internationally performing classical masterpieces from its repertoire including Giselle, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. The incredibly popular Company is in such demand that it gives over 200 performances every year.
Irina Kolesnikova, prima ballerina at St Petersburg Ballet Theatre since the age of 21, leads the Company that continues to have remarkable success around the world- from Sydney to Johannesburg, from Paris to Istanbul. Her last Odette/Odile in Swan Lake in London in 2015 was described by the Telegraph as Truly a thing of remarkable beauty and technically flawless.
Below, watch as Neil Sean sits down for an exclusive chat with Kolesnikova and St Petersburg Ballet Theatre's founding director Konstantin Tachkin.