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) and pieces for the Creative Workshop of Young Choreographers in 2016 and 2017.

Works include the lighting for the ballets Before Sunset (choreography by Oleg Gulyaev) and Tom Sawyer (choreography by Maria Kyashkina, both at the St Petersburg Music Hall), the operas Iolanta and Aleko (directed by Valeria Maximova at the Hermitage Theatre) and the production Ceasefire (directed by Elena Berdak at the Skorokhod venue in St Petersburg), 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) and Love songs (choreography by Anton Pimonov, 2018) at the Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, at the Bolshoi Theatre the ballet Fiancailles pour rire (choreography by Anton Pimonov, 2018).

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