Moments of Valentin Elizariev
a series of photo albums
Photo albums about
and ballet backstage at the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus
In 2013, my dream to go backstage at
the theater came true.
I got the opportunity to shoot ballet rehearsals, to learn the ins and outs of a performance.
At first, I didn’t quite understand what was going on. But then I began to see the subtleties and feel the atmosphere:
• piano sounds
• worn ballet shoes
• scent of sweat
• frequent breathing
• mirrors and re-reflections
• confidence in the director
This is the atmosphere I want to share in the photos and depict the painstaking work of the artists.
I witnessed the restoration of the performances:
• Spartacus, 2017
• Romeo and Juliette, 2018
• Carmen Suite, Carmina Burana, 2019
• The Creation of the World, 2019
• The Nutcracker, 2020
During this time, four photo albums of ballet by choreographer Valentin Elizariev, People’s Artist of the USSR and Belarus have been published.
The albums show photos of rehearsals and performances.
You will witness moments that cannot be seen by the average viewer, go backstage and watch the Master at work from the very first rehearsals to the applause at the premiere.
Special connoisseurs can get a photo album with the handwritten signature by Valentin Elizariev.
by Valentin Elizariev.
The album won’t be sold anywhere.
Format — 30×30 cm
You can see every detail.
Printed on a last generation digital press.
Nice to hold.
Looks exquisite and prestigious.
Photo album is a perfect gift
for theater and
art photography lovers
— 40 $ (without signature).
Price — 100 $ (handwritten signature by Valentin Elizariev).
Available on pre-order only.
People’s Artist of the USSR and
Laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Belarus,
Benois de la Danse Winner,
Choreographer, Ballet Master, Professor, Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus