On March 21, Moscow’s legendary pair skaters, Olympic Champions in sports ice dancing Natalia Bestemianova and Andrei Bukin will celebrate the 40th anniversary of sporting and creative career. Celebration of the anniversary will take place in the theater “Russian song”.
40 years together is a lifetime on the ice, full of amazing moments! Olympic Champions, four-time world Champions and five-time European Champions, world Champions among professionals and the award winners Jacques Favara for outstanding achievements in the development of World figure skating three-time champion of the Soviet Union. The winners of all these awards and titles anniversaries Natalia Bestemianova and Andrei Bukin!
Gala a gala to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the joint activities of Bestemianova and Bukin will start with the presentation of two photoexposure. Unique archival footage will showcase moments in the life of Olympic Champions, who no doubt can be called a significant event in their athletic career.
A series of works of a talented photographer Anton Levdikova “a Pair of Olympus” will present to the guests of the evening footage of Natalia and Andrey are sealed in their anniversary year.
Duet “Bestemianova – Bukin” was born in 1977 thanks to the legendary figure skating coach Tatiana Tarasova, who became a key person in the career of this amazing couple. It was 40 years ago put in a couple of 17-year-old Natalia Bestemianova and 19-year-old Andrei Bukin. Two years later, the Duo entered the top ten pairs at the world Championships in Vienna. From that moment began their “star” period. Bestemianova was called “the red beast” for artistry and sensuality in the performance numbers. Fans of sports dances on ice and art connoisseurs loved their program and the demonstration room to the music of films of Charlie Chaplin, “Russian fair”, “Carmen”, “Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini”, “Cabaret”, “Polovtsian dances”, “Albinoni”, “Gypsy woman”.
Each number of the pair had a story and characters written and played with incredible precision. Even then, Bestemianova and Bukin began to create small performances on the ice.
Triumph of Natalia Bestemianova and Andrei Bukin and their 11-year sporting career was the gold medal of the XV winter Olympics in calgary in 1988. In the same year, after the world Cup a couple of “Bestemianova – Bukin” left the sport. Immediately after finishing his sports career, Natalie joined the Theatre of ice miniatures, which was created by the husband of Natalia – Igor Baburinym. After 9 months in the theater came and Andrew. For several years, the pair has combined performances in professional tournaments, and theatre Bobrin.
Now working in the Theater of ice miniatures remains the main business of their lives. Theatre with great success performs throughout Russia and abroad, performing at the most prestigious venues around the world. Catch the athletes in Moscow is almost impossible.
To congratulate the well-known a couple of Olympic Champions on figure skating will come the honored trainer of the USSR Tatyana TARASOVA, the people’s artist of Russia Nadezhda BABKINA, the famous figure skater Irina SLUTSKAYA, the legendary Soviet figure skater Irina RODNINA, TV presenter, public figure Oksana PUSHKIN, the Opera singer Lyubov KAZARNOVSKAYA, broadcaster, sports commentator Dmitry GUBERNIEV, famous skaters Alexei YAGUDIN and Tatiana Totmianina, Tatiana NAVKA, the first and still the only one in history two-time world Junior champion in women’s figure skating Elena RADIONOVA, fashion designer Vyacheslav ZAITSEV, journalist and TV presenter Andrey MALAKHOV, TV host and producer Kira PROSHUTINSKAYA, journalist and TV presenter Mikhail ZELENSKY, a TV presenter and actress Lera KUDRYAVTSEVA, actress Natalia BOCHKAREVA, honored artist of Russia, composer Alexander KLEVITSKY, as well as other well-known athletes and media persons.
Theatre “Russian song” under the direction of Nadezhda Babkina, where Natalia Bestemianova and Andrei Bukin will celebrate their anniversary, famous athletes connects closely with the first days of opening the main stage on Olympic Avenue. The Grand national show at the ice theatre of ice miniatures “Bird of Happiness” in which Natalia and Andrei are the main stars, takes place on the stage of “Russian song” with great success and sold-out for three of the theatre season! In the anniversary evening the team of the theater “Russian song”, “Slavs”, which also takes part in the ice show “the Bird of Happiness”, will present their musical numbers. Will perform tonight, and Academic Bolshoi concert orchestra named after Yuri Silantyev.
A pleasant surprise for anniversaries and guests of the gala evening and preparing the company “Baskin Robbins” – a large exclusive ice-cream cake. Floral boutique Simfonia de Flora will create a spring mood with his exquisite compositions of natural flowers.
The evening hosts – Dmitry Guberniev, Catherine Bach and Yegor Halavin.
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