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2015 Principal Dancers and Set Designs

For Immediate Release


 

Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker to feature Acclaimed Principal Dancers and New Set Designs by Academy Award Nominee

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  Vladimir Tkachenko                                                  Carl Sprague Act I Party Scene in process in Russia Karyna Shatkovskaya

 

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(Berkshires, MA) Sept 29, 2015 Called “A Christmas tale from a faraway Land of Snow and Iceby New York Times Dance Critic Brian Seibert in 2014, Moscow Ballet’s principal dancers and production values raise the ante for the performance experience on 2015 coast to coast tour. Multiple award-winning principal ballerina Karyna Shatkovskaya and principal danseur Vladimir Tkachenko, hailing from one of the world’s best ballet academies, deliver performances that engage audiences of all ages from small towns to top demographic markets.  Los Angeles Times Dance Critic Lewis Segal says, ““Karyna Shatkovskaya...[showed] faultless mastery of the steps and a floating jump. Vladimir Tkachenko…contributed bravura expertise.”  New in 2015 are set designs created by Academy Award nominee Carl Sprague. Sprague - whose imaginative work can be seen in The Age of Innocence, Amistad and Grand Budapest Hotel to name a few - created Act I Party Scene (pictured above) Grand Salon with wall panels of iconic Russian scenes foreshadowing the story to come.  In Act II the new, romantic Waltz of the Flowers design creates a deep perspective reminiscent of the gardens of the Grand Palace of Peterhof.

Sprague comments, “This was not my first Nutcracker, so I thoroughly enjoyed the different take of the Russian-ness of it, and the demand for authenticity of the setting. I am very pleased with the Russian scene shop’s rendering of my designs.”

Moscow Ballet’s Christmas production the Great Russian Nutcracker will be performed in 80 cities from NYC to LA and Miami to Calgary in November and December. Tickets start at $30.00. Go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

Karyna Shatkovskaya is a multiple award-winning principal ballerina. In 2009 she was recognized with an award in the prestigious Second International Ballet Competition (IBC) in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan and in 2010 became overall Ukrainian State Prize Winner.  At the age of 9 she received her first award at the Kharkov Ballet Competition and 2 years later she received a Diploma of Ukrainian Youth Ballet, sanctioned by UNESCO.  She received a Diploma of the First International Children and Youth Classical Dance Competition in Yalta, and 3rd prize of the Second International Competition of Youth in Yalta. In 2000 she won 2nd prize and received an award at the Third International Children and Youth Classical Dance Competition.

 

Vladimir Tkachenko was born in Kharkov, Ukraine and is Ballet Master for the 2015 Moscow Ballet tour. In 2006 he graduated with honors from the prestigious Perm Choreographic School, in the class of V. Alikina.. The repertoire of the theatre includes masterpieces of the most distinguished choreographers of the 20th Century. Upon graduation from Perm Vladimir was he was offered a position at the State Kremlin Ballet of Moscow and made his professional debut that September in La Esmeralda as the Hunchback Quasimodo.

 

Carl Sprague, who has worked in the art department of more than 30 films, which between them have a combined total of 29 Oscar nominations, including best picture winner “12 Years a Slave,” premieres 2 new set designs for Moscow Ballet in 2015; Act I’s Party Scene ant Mayor Stahlbaum’s home and Act II’s Waltz of the Flowers. He has worked with Martin Scorsese (The Age of Innocence), Steven Spielberg (Amistad), and David Fincher (The Social Network), but the most enduring collaboration has been with Wes Anderson. Carl has been in the art department of three of Anderson’s best-reviewed films — “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (concept illustrator), 2012’s “Moonrise Kingdom” (assistant art director), and 2001’s cult classic “The Royal Tenenbaums” (art director, for which he was nominated for an Art Director’s Guild Award).

Moscow Ballet - In addition to the Great Russian Nutcracker, Moscow Ballet repertory includes classic ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and more. For more than 20 years the company has featured award-winning and rising star dancers, from Lilia Sabitova in 1994 to Alisa Voronova in 2014. The company performs 100 engagements annually across North America and in 15 of the top twenty demographic market areas. Moscow Ballet receives critical acclaim and is regularly invited to present at National Press Club events.   In addition to public performances, the company’s mission and national platform enables it to share the Russian Vaganova ballet training with over 5000 American dance students annually in Dance with Us. Intensive cultural immersion project “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life” benefits thousands of school children and programs Musical Wunderkind and Summer Intensives also touch the lives of many children and young adults. For over 20 years Moscow Ballet’s partnership with corporations and not-for-profit organizations such as the President’s Challenge Program and Children’s Hospitals has raised revenue for significant causes. www.moscowballet.com.

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Eastern Tour

 

5-Nov

Houston,TX

Baptist University Dunham Theatre

8-Nov

Panama City

Marina Civic Center

9-Nov

Villages, FL

Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center

10-Nov

Jacksonville, FL

The Florida Theatre

11-Nov

Kissimmee, FL

Osceola Performing Arts Center

12-Nov

Daytona, FL

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune PAC

14-Nov

Lake Charles, LA

Rosa Hart Theatre at Lake Charles Civic Center

15-Nov

Longview, TX

LeToureau University Belcher Center

18-Nov

Ft. Smith

ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center

19-Nov

Midwest City, OK

Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center

20-Nov

Dallas, TX

McFarlin Auditorium-SMU

21-Nov

Shreveport, LA

The Strand Theatre

22-Nov

Dallas, TX

McFarlin Auditorium-SMU

23-Nov

Meridian, MS

Temple Theatre for the Performing Arts

24-Nov

Montgomery, AL

Montgomery PAC

27-Nov

Memphis, TN

Connon Center

28-Nov

Indianapolis, IN

Olde National Centre

29-Nov

Birmingham, AL

Alabama Theatre

30-Nov

St. Louis, MO

Fox Theatre

1-Dec

Bowling Green, KY

SKyPAC

2-Dec

Morgantown, WV

Creative Arts Center at WVU

3-Dec

Rochester, NY

Auditorium Theatre

4-Dec

Philadelphia, PA

Tower Theatre

5-Dec

New York, NY

The Kings Theatre

6-Dec

Charlottesville, VA

Paramount Theatre

7-Dec

Ashland, KY

Paramount Arts Center

8-Dec

Asheville, NC

Thomas Wolfe Audit at US Cellular Center

9-Dec

Wilkes Barre, PA

F. M. Kirby Center

10-Dec

Albany, NY

Palace Theater

11-Dec

Somerville, NJ

The Theatre at RVCC

12-Dec

Easton, PA

State Theatre Center for the Arts

13-Dec

Syracuse, NY

Crous Hinds Theatre at The Oncenter

14-Dec

Cleveland, OH

Music Hall At Public Auditorium

15-Dec

Cleveland, OH

Music Hall At Public Auditorium

16-Dec

Fairfax, VA

GMU Concert Hall

17-Dec

Fairfax, VA

GMU Concert Hall

18-Dec

Baltimore, MD

Hippodrome Theatre

19-Dec

Baltimore, MD

Hippodrome Theatre

20-Dec

Detroit, MI

Fox Theatre

21-Dec

Bethesda, MD

The Music Center at Strathmore

22-Dec

Bethesda, MD

The Music Center at Strathmore

23-Dec

Knoxville, TN

Tennessee Theatre

24-Dec

N. Charleston

Charleston PAC

26-Dec

St. Petersburg, FL

Duke Energy Center For the Arts-Mahaffey

27-Dec

Miami, FL

Jackie Gleason Theatre

28-Dec

Sarasota, FL

Van Wezel Hall

29-Dec

Ft. Meyers, FL

Barbara B Mann

30-Dec

Lakeland, FL

Lakeland Center Youkey Theatre

     
 

Western Tour

 

8-Nov

Ft. Wayne, IN

Embassy Theatre

10-Nov

Eau Claire, WI

The State Theater

11-Nov

Grand Forks, ND

Cheater Fritz

12-Nov

Winnipeg, MB

Burton Cummings

13-Nov

Brandon, MB

Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium

15-Nov

Saskatoon, SK

TCU Place

16-Nov

Lethbridge, AB

Enmax Centre

17-Nov

Regina, SK

Conexus Arts Centre

18-Nov

Edmonton, AB

Horowitz Theatre

19-Nov

Edmonton, AB

Horowitz Theatre

21-Nov

Calgary, AB

Jack Singer Concert Hall

22-Nov

Missoula, MT

Dennison Theatre

23-Nov

Spokane, WA

INB PAC

25-Nov

Stockton, CA

Bob Hope Theatre

27-Nov

Redding, CA

Redding Convention Center

28-Nov

San Francisco, CA

The Warfield

29-Nov

Fresno, CA

The Warnor

28-Nov

Cedar City, UT

Heritage Center Theatre

2-Dec

Salina, KS

Stieffel Theatre

4-Dec

Madison, WI

The Orpheum Theatre

5-Dec

Minneapolis, MN

Orpheum Theatre

6-Dec

Chicago

Rosemont Theatre

7-Dec

Columbia, MO

Univ. of MO-Jesse Hall Auditorium

8-Dec

Springfield, MO

Gilloz Theatre

9-Dec

Sioux Falls, SD

The Washington Pavilion

10-Dec

Kearney, NB

Merryman PAC

11-Dec

Denver, CO

Paramount Theatre

12-Dec

Denver, CO

Paramount Theatre

13-Dec

Albuquerque, NM

KIVA Auditorium

15-Dec

San Diego, CA

The Copley Symphony Hall

16-Dec

Phoenix, AZ

Comerica Theatre

17-Dec

Bakersfield, CA

Fox Theatre

18-Dec

Cupertino, CA

Flint Center

19-Dec

Santa Rosa, CA

Wells Fargo Center

20-Dec

Los Angeles, CA

The Wiltern

21-Dec

Los Angeles, CA

The Wiltern

22-Dec

Tucson, AZ

Centennial Theatre

23-Dec

El Paso, TX

Plaza Theatre

24-Dec

El Paso, TX

Plaza Theatre

26-Dec

New Orleans, LA

Saegner Theatre

27-Dec

San Antonio, TX

Majestic Theatre

28-Dec

San Antonio, TX

Majestic Theatre

29-Dec

Midland, TX

Wagner Noel PAC

30-Dec

McAllen, TX

McAllen Civic Auditorium

 

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Kids for Kids San Diego

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Elementary to High School Students at Waldorf School of San Diego see Moscow Ballet’s “Kids for Kids Holiday Performance” Monday, December 14, 2:00-3:00PM

Local Child Prodigies Perform Pieces from Great Russian Nutcracker

 

   

Wunderkind  Melody Sim and Ballerina Anna Nekludova    Dance with Us student and Moscow Ballet Soloist            Anna Radik in Arabian Variation


 

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(BERKSHIRES, Mass.) Dec 7, 2015 – Monday, December 14, talented, local, pre-professional, young San Diego dancers and musicians come together to showcase segments from Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in a “Kids for Kids Holiday Performance” for elementary and high school students at the Waldorf School of San Diego – Altodena Campus.  The Waldorf students are invited to enjoy a sneak peak of this traditional holiday classic which will be performed in full by Moscow Ballet on December 15, 7:00PM, at Copley Symphony Music Hall.  Tickets www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.  The” Kids for Kids Holiday Performance” includes:

  • A performance of Saint Saen’s Dying Swan by Moscow Ballet Soloist Anna Radik with Musical Wunderkind Jason Hurlbut accompanying on violin

  • Three specially arranged pieces from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite performed by the New Youth Orchestra Honors String Ensemble: Jason Hurlbut first violin, Jesus Jimenez second violin and Kiya Klopfenstein viola.

  • Two vignette performances from the Great Russian Nutcracker by student dancers from Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio: Neisha’s Dance and Music Academy

Dancers from Neisha’s Dance and Music Academy will also perform in ancillary roles during the professional Great Russian Nutcracker performance on December 15.  Wunderkind Jason Hurlbut and soloist Anna Radik will open the December 15 Great Russian Nutcracker public performance with the Dying Swan.  

Moscow Ballet Soloist Anna Radik has performed with the company for five years as Soloist in Act II of the Great Russian Nutcracker. Anna hails from Kiev in Ukraine and was trained there in the Ukraine State Ballet and Choreography School. She performs many roles including the Chinese Variation, Russian Variation, Act I ‘s magical Kissy Doll and the demanding acro-balletic Arabian Variation to critical acclaim in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. From the Jackson Free Press in 2012, “[In] the traditional and entertaining Chinese variation...the female lead, Anna Radik, easily had the highest arabesque. In Washington DC Jessica Vaughan of DC Metro and Theatre Arts writes,” Every dancer in the company was very talented and so precise with every dance, but the Russian variation dancers Anna Radik and Vitaly Shvets let loose with Cossack dancing that had them spinning around the stage.” And Anna “wows” Canadian audiences as well. Calgary Herald Dance Critic Stephan Bonfield comments, “The standout Arabian Variation pas de deux, [was] danced breathtakingly beautifully by Anna Radik and Artem Kadurin, with sinewy grace and exquisitely contortioned smoothness of line.

Moscow Ballet Musical Wunderkind Jason Hurlbut has been appointed First Chair - Concert Master of the most advanced orchestra "San Diego Premier Symphony". This first year’s concert will happen in winter 2016, and he will lead the ensemble as it performs Franz Schmidt Symphony No. 1. Historically, this will be the first time this complex, beautiful and challenging piece will be played in concert in San Diego history. Jason began studying violin at age ten while attending the Waldorf School of San Diego.  He later joined the San Diego Youth Symphony, where he served as concertmaster, and became a founding member of NYO New Youth Orchestra.  He currently plays in the NYO San Diego Premier Symphony, the NYO Chamber Ensembles, the Waldorf School of San Diego’s chamber ensemble and the Waldorf School’s jazz band.  Jason has received a variety of accolades including first place in the NYO New Youth Orchestra Solo Competition and a finalist ranking in the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition (Junior Aficionado division).  Jason teaches both violin and viola.  He also enjoys composing and has performed one of his co-compositions live during the 2014 Harmony & Motion International Music and Dance Festival.

NYO New Youth Orchestra - San Diego Youth Orchestra is San Diego’s finest youth orchestra/band organization. In four short years, New Youth Orchestra located in Sorrento Valley has grown into the highest level youth orchestra/band training and performing program. It currently has five orchestras and two wind ensembles, also additional programs including chamber music and jazz. This San Diego youth orchestra organization is comprised of San Diego’s finest and serious young musician from ages 7 to 25, all performing in appropriate level ensembles in our multi-tiered program. Including the Inizio level for Intermediate Level Performers - Orchestra 1, Crescente program for High-Intermediate Level Performers - Junior Elite Symphony & Concert Band, Ottimo program for Advanced Level Performers - Elite Symphony, Bello program for Exceptional Level Performers - San Diego Premier Symphony, Grand Symphony, San Diego Select Wind Ensemble and Chamber Program.  Additional programs include an annual six level solo competition as well as a yearly summer festival/day camp held in June for all levels and instruments. All youth orchestra and band players are invited to sign up for the no cost auditions that are held every January and June for new members.

 

Neisha’s Dance and Music Academy (ND&MA), located in the heart of Eastlake, Chula Vista, has been the Moscow Ballet Host Studio for over a decade implementing Moscow Ballet’s  “Dance with Us” program for San Diego youth. The studio offers dance lessons in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, pilates, Latin rhythms, popping and waving, parent/toddler, musical theater, acting, and more. Music classes are offered in piano, voice, guitar and violin. ND&MA also offers a full dancewear line including clothing and apparel, dance shoes, leotards, tights, and is the home of Chula Vista Ballet and Club NDA Hip Hop, Contemporary and Mini Teams. Neisha’s Dance & Music Academy’s state-of-the-art dance and music studio spanning over 10,000 square feet on two floors. ND&MA has five thematically designed dance studios, four music rooms, and an in-house theatrical stage – each with a private viewing area for parents behind a one-way observation window, which allows students to perform at their best!

About Moscow Ballet’s Education Programs

Moscow Ballet’s three distinct education programs, Dance with Us, New Horizons: A Children’s Program for Life and Musical Wunderkind, are funded with support from Cultural Resources Foundation a not-for-profit organization. The programs have been benefitting North American children for over 20years. President Obama’s daughter performed as a Mouse and Snow Maiden in the Dance with Us’ program along with 60 other aspiring dancers in 75+ tour cities; thousands of students from Kindergarteners to high school students experience cultural immersion in the interactiveNew Horizons: A Children’s Program for Life’ and young musicians accompany the Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina live in Saint Saens “Dying Swan” in the “Musical Wunderkind” program.  Since 1993, ‘Dance with Us’ has provided a generation of once-in-a-lifetime experiences for tens of thousands of North American student dancers, a program unparalleled by other professional touring ballet companies. ‘New Horizons – a Children’s Program for Life,’ offers cultural immersion developing children’s confidence, coordination, and creativity while working one-on-one with Moscow Ballet soloists for a week, or a day, at a time. Musical Wunderkind provides a sought after performance experience for student musicians and brings a snippet of classic ballet to thousands of audience members.

About Moscow Ballet

In addition to the Great Russian Nutcracker, Moscow Ballet repertory includes classic ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and more. For more than 20 years the company has featured award-winning and rising star dancers, from Lilia Sabitova in 1994 to Alisa Voronova in 2014. The company performs 100 engagements annually across North America and in 15 of the top twenty demographic market areas. Moscow Ballet receives critical acclaim and is regularly invited to present at National Press Club events.   In addition to public performances, the company’s mission and national platform enables it to share the Russian Vaganova ballet training with over 5000 American dance students annually in Dance with Us. Intensive cultural immersion project “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life” benefits thousands of school children and programs Musical Wunderkind and Summer Intensives also touch the lives of many children and young adults. For over 20 years Moscow Ballet’s partnership with corporations and not-for-profit organizations such as the President’s Challenge Program and Children’s Hospitals has raised revenue for significant causes. www.moscowballet.com.

 

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Moscow Ballet and INVEST at Russell Sage College present “Peace, War and Art – Spoken, Lived, Danced” Fri, Sept 26, 11:00-12:30, Russell Sage College

For Immediate Release

 

Moscow Ballet and INVEST at Russell Sage College present “Peace, War and Art – Spoken, Lived, Danced” Fri, Sept 26, 11:00-12:30, Russell Sage College

“It is music and dancing that make me at peace with the world” Nelson Mandela

 

MB’s Olga Kifyak at Maidan Square 2014  

 

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(Berkshires, MA) Sep 5, 2014Moscow Ballet and partner INVEST at Russell Sage College announce “Peace, War and Art – Spoken, Lived, Danced” performance and panel led Q&A Friday, September 26, 11:00am-12:30pm at James L. Meader Little Theatre. Moscow Ballet soloist Olga Aru performs “The Ravaged Face,” a dance condemning violence against women and inspired by Sylvia Plath’s poem of the same name. Aru also speaks about her experience dancing in and being evacuated from Tahrir Square, Cairo during 2013 uprising and announces dedication of the 2014 Moscow Ballet tour to world peace. She will also perform the traditional Russian Scarf dance from Swan Lake. Q&A panel includes Olga Aru, Sage Colleges’ Professor of History and Chair  Andor Skotnes; Spanish professor Dr. Ekatrina Kagan; Executive in Residence with the School of Management Gerald Shaye. Dr. Thomas C. Keane, Professor of Chemistry and Director of INVEST, says, “The INVEST Interdisciplinary Speaker Series together with The Sage College’s programs in Creative Arts in Therapy; History and Society; Arts & Letters; Psychology; and the School of Management; are proud to host and participate in Moscow Ballet’s “Peace, War and Art – Spoken, Lived, Danced.” The James L. Meader Little Theater is located on the Russell Sage College campus across from 92 1st St, through McKinstry Courtyard, parking is at the corner of 1st St & Division St, Troy. The event is free and Sage College students and the public are invited to attend.

Olga Aru is a rising star ballerina and dance pedagogue who received her degree in ballet and dance pedagogy from the Kiev State Ballet College, Ukraine. In addition to touring with Moscow Ballet she dances with Compagnia Aleph, Piroetta Dance in Rome, Italy and with Les Ballet Persians in Stockholm and more.

Gerald Shaye, School of Management Executive in Residence at The Sage Colleges, working with the Dean of the School of Management to increase global and local contacts, to develop partnerships with foreign colleges and to help raise visibility of Sage Colleges to foreign students. Shaye started his international management career as a Peace Corps volunteer working in the promotion of cooperatives in Venezuela and is currently Chair of Albany-Tula Alliance, a volunteer organization that serves as a model of how a group of citizens, with modem technology and old-fashioned hard work, can be productive members of the global village and contribute to the internationalization of both regions.

Professor Andor Skotnes teaches a range of courses in the history of the Americas at the Sage Colleges including United States, African American, Native American, and Latin American history. He also teaches oral history documenting the inner processes of history through interviews with participants and eye-witnesses. In 1994, he was received a USIA Academic Specialist Grant to consult on people's oral history in South Africa and traveled over 6,000 kilometers throughout the country, conferring, conducting workshops, and presenting papers at conferences, universities, and community institutions. Professor Skotnes has also conducted post-graduate seminars at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and has published numerous scholarly articles. He is the co-editor of, and a contributor to the recent collection, Migration and Identity (Oxford University Press, 1995), and is completing a book entitled The Black Freedom Movement and the Labor Movement in Baltimore, 1930-1948 to be published by Cornell University Press.

Dr. Ekatrina Kagan, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Modern Languages Program Coordinator, joined Russell Sage College in 2008. Russian by birth, receiving a B.A. and M.A. Diploma Summa Cum Laude from Moscow State University, she continued her studies in Seville, Spain, and MSU where she earned a Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics. Her dissertation focused on the lexical variation in the Spanish-speaking islands of the Caribbean (Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic). Her primary research interests are Applied Linguistics and 19th- and 20th-Century Spanish and Latin American Literature. She is the author of two books: Russian-Spanish phrase book, 2008, and Introduction to France, 2007. 

Moscow Ballet has advocated for world peace since the first US Great Russian Nutcracker performance in 1993 and recently through dancers physical presence at Maidan and Tahrir Squares. Talmi Entertainment’s Great Russian Nutcracker was choreographed by Honored Artist of Russia and Bolshoi soloist Stanislav Vlasov and featured the non-traditional storyline of peace: Masha and Nutcracker are welcomed to the “Land of Peace and Harmony,” traditionally called the Land of Sweets, and was are escorted there by the “Dove of Peace,” a character exclusive to Moscow Ballet and conceived for a female soloist. In 1998 Moscow Ballet also advocated for peace on behalf of freedom fighter and St. Petersburg Parliament member Galina Staravoitovna as written up in the Baltimore Sun. For the 20th anniversary of the Great Russian Nutcracker in 2012, Sergei Chumakov and Elena Petrichenko, inspired by the 1957 Carnegie Hall performance of Vlasov and Sabitova (during US Tour of the Bolshoi Ballet presented by legendary impresario Sol Hurok), created and premiered Moscow Ballet’s 2 person “Dove of Peace” to critical acclaim.

 

Incubator for New Ventures in Emerging Sciences and Technologies (INVEST) is honored to partner with Moscow Ballet as an Artist-Entrepreneur in Residence within the Esteves Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The combined creative and innovative vision of Moscow Ballet and INVEST creates possibilities for the community of the Sage Colleges, the Troy community and the greater Albany region. INVEST at Russell Sage College is a premiere business-technical incubator/accelerator within New York State’s Tech-Valley and is the first of its kind nationally at a college for women. For more information about the unique incubator/accelerator program go to: www.sage.edu/invest .

 

Moscow Ballet - Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker will perform at the Palace Theater Thanksgiving Saturday, November 29, 3:00pm matinee only. Tickets 800-345-7000 or www.nutcracker.com . In addition to the Great Russian Nutcracker, Moscow Ballet repertory includes classic ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and more. The company features award-winning and rising star dancers from Olga Kifyak in 2012 to Lilia Sabitova in 1994. For over twenty years the company has performed 100 engagements annually in North America including in a majority of the top twenty demographic markets. Moscow Ballet receives critical acclaim and was invited to present at National Press Club Newsmaker events.  

 

Talmi Entertainment is the exclusive North American representation for Moscow Ballet which performs annually in more than seventy cities from NYC to La and San Juan to Calgary. Under Talmi Entertainment management Moscow Ballet delivers unparalleled Russian artistry in the classic ballets Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Swan Lake and more.  Talmi Entertainment also produces Circus Electronica, Glasnost Festival, Art Decade and more. With the fall of the Iron Curtain, Talmi Entertainment presented the “International Glasnost Tours” in the US out of which grew the annual Great Russian Nutcracker tours. “Glasnost” featured highlights from the great ballets and the newest contemporary dance from Russia. Talmi Entertainment was founded by award-winning Juilliard School alumnus, composer, conductor and producer, Akiva Talmi.  

 

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Kings Theatre - Press Release

For Immediate Release

 

Friday January 30 tickets go on sale for Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker premiering at Brooklyn’s restored Kings Theatre Sat, Dec 5, 3:00pm

Real beauty,” New York Times; “DazzlingCalgary Herald; “Powerful,” D.C. Metro Theater and Arts; “Breathtaking;” Cleveland Plain Dealer and “SpectacularDenver Post ~ from 2014 tour

 

Artem Belov and Ekaterina Bortiakova

 

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(Berkshires, MA) Jan 30, 2015 Moscow Ballet is honored to bring the Great Russian Nutcracker to the premiere season of Brooklyn’s newly restored community treasure, Kings Theatre, Saturday December 5, 3:00pm matinee. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 30. The ultimate holiday tradition for the youngest to the seniors in every family, seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker creates holiday memories that last a lifetime. Moscow Ballet’s company of almost 40 dancers is the only internationally touring ballet group to perform to critical acclaim in over 75 North American cities annually. The renowned, award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet thrill audiences with their expertise, dramatic expression and stunning leaps, drops and turns. The production is known for its dedication to world peace placing Act II in the “Land of Peace and Harmony,” featuring a cannon that shoots roses and a stunning 2-dancer “Dove of Peace” with a 20’ wingspan. All ages feel the spirit of the season at Great Russian Nutcracker performances through the beauty of romantic hand-sewn costumes, 9 shimmering backdrops with authentic splashes of Russian history and fanciful effects such as; life-sized Matrushka (Nesting) Dolls; a 3-headed Rat King and a Troika Sleigh ride through the magical Snow Forest (with falling snow) escorted by Father Christmas and Snow Maiden. Tickets start at $30.00. Groups of ten or more and Girl Scout troops receive discounts by calling 800-320-1733. Seniors 65+, Military and AAA discounts will be available later in the spring at the King’s Theatre Box Office with appropriate identification. Ticketmaster 800-745-3000 or www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

Moscow Ballet - In addition to the Great Russian Nutcracker, Moscow Ballet repertory includes classic ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and more. For 20 years the company has featured award-winning and rising star dancers, from Lilia Sabitova in 1994 to Alisa Voronova in 2014. The company performs 100 engagements annually in North America including 15 of the top twenty demographic markets. Moscow Ballet receives critical acclaim and is regularly invited to present at National Press Club events.   In addition to public performances, the company’s mission and national platform enables it to share the Russian Vaganova ballet training with over 5000 American dance students annually in Dance with Us. Intensive cultural immersion project “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life” benefits thousands of school children and programs Musical Wunderkind and Summer Intensives also touch the lives of many children and young adults. For over 20 years Moscow Ballet’s partnership with corporations and not-for-profit organizations such as the President’s Challenge Program and Children’s Hospitals has raised revenue for significant missions and causes. www.moscowballet.com.

 

Talmi Entertainment is the exclusive North American representation for Moscow Ballet which performs annually in about eighty cities from NYC to LA and Miami to Calgary. Under Talmi Entertainment management Moscow Ballet delivers unparalleled Russian artistry in the classic ballets Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Swan Lake and more.  With the fall of the Iron Curtain, Talmi Entertainment presented the “International Glasnost Tours” in the US out of which grew the annual Great Russian Nutcracker tours. “Glasnost” featured highlights from the great ballets and the newest contemporary dance from Russia performed by Vadim Bondar, Svetlana Smirnova and Tatiana Chernobrovkina from Stanislavsky Ballet; Alexei Malykin Bolshoi Ballet; Vladimir Kim and Margarita Kullick Kirov Ballet; Stanislav Fecho and Prima Ballerina Jana Kurova of the National Ballet of Czechoslovakia; Maria Ivanova and Andrei Glazsheider of the Stanislavski and Demirovich Theatres. Talmi Entertainment was founded by award-winning Juilliard School alumnus, composer, conductor and producer, Akiva Talmi.  

 

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Moscow Ballet’s 2014 Dove of Peace Tour deemed Artistic and Financial Success

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Moscow Ballet’s 2014 Dove of Peace Tour deemed Artistic and Financial Success

 

  • Premiering and Returning Principal Dancers Receive Critical Acclaim

  • 87 city tour, largest ever, performed by 2 simultaneously performing companies

  • Double digit increase over 2013 revenue – 4th consecutive season of increase

 

 

Belov and Bortiakova                                         Kalamazoo WMU Orchestra                                         New Horizons                                        Ft Wayne Hospital

 

 

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(BERKSHIRES, Mass.) January 21, 2015Moscow Ballet 2014 Dove of Peace Tour of Great Russian Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet deemed artistic and financial success. Press highlights include: D.C. Metro Theater and Arts [Ekaterina] Bortiakova and [Artem] Belov, as Masha and Nutcracker Prince, dance with powerful vibrancy and emotion;” Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Bortiakova's technical prowess, especially in her footwork and turns, was…truly "great;" New York Times, “Good, precise dancing… well-trained cast;” Sioux City Journal, “Principal dancers “Alisa Voronova is a marvelously precise dancer…and the lithe Anatolie Ustimov is a spinning wonder” and “Great Russian Nutcracker…technically supreme dancing;” and Calgary Herald, “A truly excellent Snow Forest corps, a veritable highlight excelling in both synchrony and grace. Both male and female corps were outstanding all night.” The 2014 tour was the largest ever traveling to 80 cities in the U.S. and Canada, premiering in new cities Philadelphia and Miami, and performing in 15 of the top 20 DMAs. Tour revenue increased 20% for the 4th consecutive season.  

New in 2014 – Full orchestral accompaniment! Accompanying the internationally touring ballet company provides collegiate musicians (and audiences) with a rare, live ballet, performance experience. In 2014 the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Nardolillo, performed in Lexington, Bowling Green and Paducah, KY; Conductor Lee Mills and Concert Artists of Baltimore accompanied 3 performances at the Hippodrome in Baltimore; and Western Michigan University Orchestra, conducted by Bruce Uchimura, accompanied in Kalamazoo. The pilot program will include more tour cities in 2015.

 

Dance with Us” and New Horizon’s programs directly impacted 4000 aspiring American student artists this season. Over 3600 children participated in the “Dance with Us” program in which local student dancers audition and perform side-by-side with professional company. The Cleveland Plain Dealer noted: “The inclusion of…local children in the ballet as part of Moscow Ballet's "Dance with Us" program was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those dancers,” and the Calgary Herald, “The Calgary children who successfully auditioned…should be congratulated for their very skilled and enthusiastic participation. It really brought the idea home that the Great Russian Nutcracker is a wonderful chance for children to be in a full-length production and experience first-hand an authentic classical ballet from this uniquely Russian company of remarkable performers.” School children also benefit from New Horizon’s – A Children’s Program for Life in which specially trained Moscow Ballet ballerinas lead cultural immersion activities, Russian language and movement classes, and more. In 2014 Olga Aru worked with  children in schools in Rochester NY, Mariia Skoruk worked with friends at Texas Abilities Connections in El Paso, and Carolina Siscanu worked with Girl Scouts in Bowling Green.

 

Musical Wunderkind Children’s choirs in 4 tour cities provided live vocal accompaniment to Act I’s Waltz of the Snowflakes as written in Tchaikovsky’s score; Texas Children’s Choir in San Antonio, Gagie School Choir in Kalamazoo, South Bay Children’s Choir in Los Angeles and American Children’s Kodaly Choir in Baltimore. In addition, pre-professional teen violinists opened Great Russian Nutcracker performances by accompanying the Principal Ballerina in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” in 5 tour cities: Michael Carlson in Butte, Sterling Elliot in Virginia Beach, Hae Sue Lee in Philadelphia, Jennifer Ahn in Wichita and Ben Nead in Tucson. The Musical Wunderkind program makes a real connection between young artists, the community and the professional ballet.

Community Engagements bring the professional dancers directly into children’s hospitals, homes and schools for personal connections and special artistic projects. In 2014 Moscow Ballet dancers presented Christmas gifts to young patients in 3 children’s hospitals and raised awareness of community groups such as Kentucky’s Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation and Senior Wish of a Lifetime in Lakeland FL. Moscow Ballet and INVEST at Russell Sage College presented a Creative Development Residency (CDR) for Sage College students titled “Peace, War and Art – Spoken, Lived, Danced” which included a faculty panel, MB soloist Olga Aru performing “The Ravaged Face,” a dance inspired by Sylvia Plath’s poem and speaking about her experience dancing in and being evacuated from Tahrir Square during the 2013 uprising.

Moscow Ballet is honored to partner with Turkish Airlines as 2014 North American Sponsor.  ~ Widen Your World with Turkish Airlines, Moscow Ballet Partner for 2014 North American Great Russian Nutcracker Tour. Turkish Airlines flies to 261 destinations and more countries than any other airline ~

Moscow Ballet - In addition to the Great Russian Nutcracker, Moscow Ballet repertory includes classic ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and more. The company features award-winning and rising star dancers from Lilia Sabitova in 1994 to Alisa Voronova in 2014. For over twenty years the company has performed 100 engagements annually in North America including in a majority of the top twenty demographic markets. Moscow Ballet receives critical acclaim and was invited to present at National Press Club Newsmaker events.   In addition to public performances, the company’s mission and national platform enables it to share the Russian Vaganova ballet training with over 5000 American dance students annually in the Dance with Us program developed by Julliard graduate and award-winning choreographer Mary Giannone Talmi.  “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life” is an intensive cultural immersion and creative expression project serving all ages of school children and Moscow Ballet’s Musical Wunderkind program brings outstanding teen musicians on stage to accompany the world renowned principal ballerinas. For over 20 years Moscow Ballet’s partnership with corporations and not-for-profit organizations such as the President’s Challenge Program and ballerina visits to Children’s Hospitals has raised revenue and awareness for significant missions and causes. Talmi Entertainment is the exclusive North American representation for Moscow Ballet. www.moscowballet.com.

 

Talmi Entertainment is the exclusive North American representation for Moscow Ballet which performs annually in more than seventy cities from NYC to LA and San Juan to Calgary. Under Talmi Entertainment management Moscow Ballet delivers unparalleled Russian artistry in the classic ballets Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Swan Lake and more.  Talmi Entertainment also produces Circus Electronica and more. With the fall of the Iron Curtain, Talmi Entertainment presented the “International Glasnost Tours” in the US out of which grew the annual Great Russian Nutcracker tours. “Glasnost” featured highlights from the great classic ballets and the newest contemporary dance from Russia performed by Vadim Bondar, Svetlana Smirnova and Tatiana Chernobrovkina from Stanislavsky Ballet; Alexei Malykin Bolshoi Ballet; Vladimir Kim and Margarita Kullick Kirov Ballet; Stanislav Fecho and Prima Ballerina Jana Kurova of the National Ballet of Czechoslovakia; Maria Ivanova and Andrei Glazsheider of the Stanislavski and Demirovich Theatres. Talmi Entertainment was founded by award-winning Juilliard School alumnus, composer, conductor and producer, Akiva Talmi.  


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