Create a Life-Sized Puppet and Enter to win “Princess” or” Valentin Bear” party gifts
Moscow Ballet's Masha and Bear of Strength in the Great Russian Nutcracker
Looking for a great idea for summer birthdays? Remember the holiday party in the Great Russian Nutcracker with puppets and dancing toys? Here is a recipe to make a “Moscow Ballet style” party that is fun to create and to attend. Puppetry is a grand Russian tradition and Moscow Ballet Scenic designer Valentin Federov is one of the best in his field. He created the life-sized puppets in the Great Russian Nutcracker and you can create your own life-sized puppet too! Find step-by-step instructions and enter-to-win the “Princess Party” or “Valentin Bear Party” gifts for a very special summer party. Click for details, register by August 5.
Moscow Ballet's Valentin Federov with puppet friends from the Great Russian Nutcracker
Valentin Fedorov created Moscow Ballet’s dancing Unicorn, the three-headed Rat King and the balalaika playing Bear of Strength, a beloved symbol of Russia. He also created Uncle Drosselmeyer’s hand puppets and theater seen in Act I and the 9 fanciful backdrops embellished with 3-D effects. Called “the Russian Bear” himself by his colleagues, Fedorev is a protégée of legendary Valery Leventhal of the Bolshoi Ballet .
Summer Savings: use SAVE2 code to save up to $20/ticket and receive a Moscow Ballet Tote bag too. Order online or by phone, offer ends July 31.
Hand-made puppet-doll in Act I of the Great Russian Nutcracker
Audition to perform with the Moscow Ballet pros: this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is like training with an Olympic athlete. Prepare for an experience that could change your life! Most auditions are conducted by Moscow Ballet soloist/teachers and run from mid-August to mid-October. Find one near you.