Christmas Ballet Gala, Moscow. Maria Vinogradova and Denis Rodkin

Christmas  Gala is a bright ballet event of the highest level traditionally held every year in Kremlin, Moscow. The production director and the artistic director of the project is the People’s artist of Russia Andris Liepa.
This annual Christmas celebration of ballet brings together six thousand guests who gather to witness many world-class performers on one stage. This year the Christmas Gala included performances of such world stars of ballet as Ivan Vasiliev, Maria Vinogradova, Brooklyn Mac, Evgeniya Obraztsova, Denis Rodkin, Kristina Kretova and many others.

Anna Pavlova Network affiliated photographer in Russia Elena Pushkina was present in the Kremlin Palace on the day of the Gala and created such a great reportage that we decided to separate it in several parts and dedicate more space to the protagonists of this extraordinary show.

Today we start with several black and white picks of Spartacus adagio performed by fabulous Maria Vinogradova and Denis Rodkin (Bolshoi Ballet).

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All photography by Elena Pushkina, Anna Pavlova Network 2017, all rights reserved