Konstantin Binkin


Lighting Designer

Born in St Petersburg in a theatre family. In 2014 he graduated from the Russian State Institute of Stage Arts, specialising in stage design technology; it was there between 2012 and 2014 that he also undertook a correspondence course specialising in lighting design under Vladimir Lukasevich.

As a lighting designer at the Mariinsky Theatre he has designed the ballet Le Divertissement du Roi (choreographed by Maxim Petrov, 2015), Russian Overture (choreographed by Maxim Petrov, 2016), Violin Concerto No 2 (choreographed by Anton Pimonov, 2017), Paquita (choreographed by Yuri Smekalov, 2017), The Cat on the Tree (choreographed by Anton Pimonov, 2017), The Four Seasons (choreographed by Ilya Zhivoi, 2017) – for this work he was nominated for the Golden Mask Award, Pulcinella and Jeu de cartes (choreographed by Ilya Zhivoi, 2018 and 2019) and pieces for the Creative Workshop of Young Choreographers in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Works include the lighting for the ballets Moon across the Way (choreography by Anton Pimonov, 2016), Kreutzer Sonata (choreography by Robert Binet, 2017) and Transcription of color (choreography by Huanho Arkes, 2018) at The Ballet Moscow Theatre, the ballet Her Name Was Carmen (choreography by Olga Kostel, 2016), presented by the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre at The London Coliseum, the ballet Enoch Arden (choreography by Donvena Pandoursky, 2017) at the Münster Theatre, Germany, the ballet Сoncerto Armonico (choreographed by Maxim Petrov, 2018) at Atlanta Ballet, the ballets Оverture (choreography by Igor Bulytsin, 2018), Love songs (choreography by Anton Pimonov, 2018) and The King's order (choreography by Vyacheslav Samodurov, 2018) at the Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, at the Bolshoi Theatre the ballet Fiancailles pour rire (choreography by Anton Pimonov, 2018). Konstantin Binkin is light designer of Vladimir Varnava’s ballet Isadora (2018), premiered at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the USA, and Ilya Zhivoy’ production I’m not scared (2018) created for the Origen Festival Cultural, Switzerland.

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