2019

Maxim Sevagin
ENLIGHTMENT

“Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed nonage. Nonage is the inability to use one’s own understanding without another’s guidance. This nonage is self-imposed if it’s cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one’s own mind without another’s guidance. “Dare to know! (Sapere aude.) - Have the courage to use your own understanding.” is therefore the motto of the enlightenment.”

 

—Immanuel Kant. “What is Enlightenment?”

Music:
Sergey Prokofiev
Choreography and concept:
Maxim Sevagin
Lighting:
Maxim Sevagin and Ivan Vinogradov
Costumes:
Tanya Bakunova
Cast:
Zhanna Gubanova, Anastasia Limenko, Leonid Leontiev, Georgi Smilevski, Innokentiy Yuldashev, German Borsay, Daria Yurchenko, Natalia Konkina

Born in Rubtsovsk, Altai Krai.

Graduated with honors from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in 2015. During his studies, annualy presented his works in the Academy's concert programs on the stage of the Hermitage Theatre and the School Theate of the Academy.

Took part in the Creative Workshops of Young Choreographers at the Mariinsky Theatre, where he staged Hungarian Rhapsody to the music by F. Liszt (2014) and Elementarium to the music by S. Prokofiev (2015).

In 2015, he created choreography for a fashion show of new collection by St. Petersburg designer T. Parfenova.

In 2016 he joined the Stanislavsky ballet. In the repertoire: Harlequin (The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, choreography by Vassily Vainonen), Pas de cinq (Suite en blanc to the music by Lalo, choreography by Serge Lifar), Lel (The Snow Maiden to the music by P. Tchaikovsky, choreography by Vladimir Burmeister), Kostya Treplev (The Seagull to the music by Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Glennie and Scriabin, choreography by John Neumeier), as well as the ballets The Second Detail by William Forsythe, Aunis by Jacques Garnier, Lonesome George by Marco Goeсke, Minus 16 by Ohad Naharin.

In 2017 he staged Bolero and Domino. The shows were held on the stage of the Moscow International House of Music.

In 2018 staged the one-act ballet Sparrow Lake for the award ceremony of Sergey Kuryokhin Prize at the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre in St. Petersburg. In the same year created Not a concert for the Festival of Russian Art in Deauville (France).