Kim Ki-min to perform solo at the Mariinsky Theater: The DONG-A ILBO
The Korean ballet star will shine in the Russian White Night. Kim Ki-min (29), the principal dancer of the Mariinsky Ballet, a world-class ballet troupe in Russia, will present a solo performance bearing his name on Sunday at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. It will adorn the final stage of the “Stars of White Night”, known as the greatest extravaganza of the theater.
“I will be directing a performance in my own name in a historic theater, and I can’t believe it even now, and my heart beats every day,” Kim said in an interview with The Dong-A Ilbo. Friday. “Theaters around the world shut down due to the pandemic last year, and the dancer cast changed frequently even on the day of the performance this year,” Kim said. “I will live up to the reputation of a Korean dancer.”
It is not common for a dancer to present a performance after their name at the Mariinsky Ballet with a history of over 200 years. Kim seized this opportunity again after his theater performance in 2019. Having risen through the ranks of a superstar as “the face of Mariinsky”, he is set to perform solo on the 10th anniversary of his arrival in the theater. ballet troupe. “I will perform on stage for Russian audiences, but I will keep my Korean heritage in mind and do my best,” he said.