Film “ELEMENTAL” about Ksenia Shevtsova

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Film “ELEMENTAL” about Ksenia Shevtsova

We are presenting the most candid La Personne film about Ksenia Shevtsova, the Prima Ballerina with The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre. Owing to the heroine, this story turned from the classical documentary into something absolutely honest and genuine. This season Ksenia won a jackpot - she was promoted to the Prima Ballerina, she became the best ballerina of The Big Ballet project, she gained the Soul of the Dance award as a rising star. The new roles appeared in her repertoire, such as Giselle, Odette/Odile, Manon. But the film isn’t about the achievements. The interview was shot once and wasn’t edited by Ksenia. She isn’t afraid of being unpleasant, she isn’t playing for camera, she is far from any banality. It is so rare in the ballet world, isn’t it? She conquered our hearts with her strength of spirit, because a rare person can be absolutely honest towards himself and confess the things that may not be accepted by the society. But she is Elemental... Probably, that’s a secret.

Sergei Danilian, Happy Anniversary!

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Sergei Danilian, Happy Anniversary!

Today is Sergei Danilian’s anniversary, the famous impresario and producer who has made so much for the modern ballet! To this occasion La Personne prepared a special issue. Under the cover you’ll find an interview with Sergei about what has been achieved and what goals are ahead; specially created photo session with his mother Amalia Danilian. And also from our pages the people who have been friends and partners with Sergei are sharing their memories and sending wishes to the hero of the Anniversary, among them Vladimir Urin, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Ekaterina Shipulina, Diana Vishneva, Marcelo Gomes, Vladimir Varnava, Boris Eifman and many others.

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.