World premiere 11 April 2012

“Beginning”, danced by Igor Kolb who is a Principal dancer with the Marinsky Ballet Theatre. The choreography is by Vladimir Varnava and the music is Eric Satie, Gnossienne No. 1.

The piece, Beginning, is based on a famous painting called, The Son of Man, (1964) which is a self portrait created by the renowned Belgium surrealist artist, Rene Magritte. Magritte is well known for his witty and thought provoking surreal images.


Choreography - Vladimir Varnava 
Music - Eric Satie (Gnossienne No.1)
Costume Designer - Irina Varnava 
Lighting Designer - Vladimir Varnava
Assistant Choreographer - Marina Zinkova
Duration: 4 min


Igor Kolb