Uploaded on Jan 15, 2010
Tribute to legendary Georgian ballet dancer, choreographer and teacher named "Wizard of dancing " Vakhtang Chabukiani(1910 - 1992) for his 100 anniversary. 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.
1:) La Bayadere (0:00)
Choreography :Petipa /Chabukiani
Vaghtang Music : Ludwig Minkus.
Chabukiani and Natalia Dudinskaya
2:) Taras Bulba ( 2:46 )
Choreography : Fyodor Lopukhov
3) Flames of Paris (3:34)
Choreography: Vasily Vainonen
Music: Boris Asafiev
Musa Gottlieb and Vakhtang Chaboukiani
3) Laurencia (4:54)
Choreography: Vakhtang Chabukiani
Music: A. Krein
5) The Moor of Venice - Othello (6:36)
Choreography: Vakhtang Chaboukiani
Music: Aleksandr Machavariani
Vera Tsignadze , Vakhtang Chaboukiani and Zurab Kikaleishvili
6) ( 9:13) The triumphal premiere of Othello in "Bolshoi" theatre in Moscow
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.