Margarita Mamun – Olympic Champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics

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Margarita Mamun – Olympic Champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics

“Personality as an art” - that is La Personne motto. The persons from our pages are not simply successful but unique. They cause admiration, they lead. Our today heroine is the Olympic champion in the rhythmic gymnastics, who made a long journey towards her goal. She strikes with her will power, so truly shown in the Over the Limit movie. Her irreproachable grace conquered the world. Irina Viner compares her with a Bengal tiger. In the special La Personne issue Margarita Mamun tells in details about creativity in gymnastics, about the process of creating the exercises for performances and about her life after the Olympic Games.

Maria Seletskaya – The conductor

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Maria Seletskaya – The conductor

What is happening after the ballet career has been finished? Does the life after the Theatre exist and how do the former dancers find themselves for a new life? Today we are presenting the first heroine of our special project where we will tell about the artists who leave the stage to dedicate themselves to other professions. After finishing her dancing career in the Royal Ballet of Flanders, Maria Seletskaya has stood behind the conductor’s stand. In the interview for La Personne she told us about her first appearance to the orchestra, the specifics of conducting a ballet performance, about inner struggles and explained why the ballet people are the strongest and most disciplined. Special thanks to Nicha Rodboon for the photo story created in the halls of the Flemish Opera.

Do you know how the pointe shoes are created?

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Do you know how the pointe shoes are created?

The pointes get the special place in a ballerina’s career and life, that’s why we decided to tell a story about the production process, to show how these pink satin miracles are born. We had a lucky chance to get into a very heart of R-Class company that has been producing ballet shoes for almost 30 years. We depicted the whole process from the birth of an idea, its embodiment in a last form, up to the moment when the shoes come to the hands and then to the feet of a dancer. The pointe shoes are completely hand crafted and made by one master from the beginning to the end, some craftsmen work for the company for more than 20 years – this all ads unique sincerity and warmth. Moreover, the manufacture space itself reminds of the behind the scenes atmosphere. We are happy to present our exclusive video and to invite you to the amazing pointe world together with La Personne.

Jacopo Tissi – Bolshoi Theatre

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Jacopo Tissi – Bolshoi Theatre

There is something unique – in his dance, in emotional dignity, in his dedicated attitude towards profession and in fantastic succeeding to learn the language perfectly within two years. My first question about the preferable language for interviewing had a rapid answer – “I would prefer Russian”. We talked to Jacopo Tissi about different things – his life in Moscow and work with the Bolshoi Theatre, about the artistic path, Russian traditions, his partnership with Svetlana Zakharova and cherished dreams.

Sebastien Bertaud

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Sebastien Bertaud

Yesterday on TV Culture channel was a current series of the Big Ballet show, with in the fragment of the Renaissance ballet by Sebastien Bertaud performed by Julian Mackay and Skylar Brandt was presented. Being impressed by the choreography and the piece with the costumes created by the house of Balmain we went to Paris to talk to Sebastien about his recent masterpiece - Renaissance, participation in the Big Ballet show, cooperation with Balmain and Olivier Rousteing, challenges that ballet choreographers face, and things we can see from him in the future.