Alexei Moskalenko presents “Backstage” at the Spéos Gallery, Paris. Exhibition from February 22nd to March 16th, 2012 / Opening on February 22nd from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Alexei did not arrive at the theme of his “Backstage” exhibition by accident. Having spent the last 6 years performing in ”Bonheur” at the Lido de Paris, he wanted to create a photographic “Tribute to the World of Show Business”. Portraying artists and costumes from the Lido and the Cirque du Soleil, this project has been a personal journey of self reflection.
The portraits of the famous “Bluebell Girls” taken backstage at the Lido remind us all that beauty and grace will always be art. In order to capture the intimate moments of artists in their own environment, Alexei spent 2 weeks on “Alegria” and “Varekai”, two productions at Cirque du Soleil, working every day with the artists to create his most recent series of photos.
Alexei Moskalenko – trained at the St. Petersburg Music Hall – toured the world extensively before settling in Paris, where he has worked as a dancer at the Lido de Paris, the Moulin Rouge and Paradis Latin. In order to further develop his photographic skills, he enrolled at Spéos, where he graduated in 2010.