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Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker 2014 - a national Christmas tradition presented in over 75 cities across the country

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker 2014 - a national Christmas tradition presented in over 75 cities across the country


“Bravura expertise,” Los Angeles Times, “Expansive, elegantly generous,” New York Times and “Sweet” Dallas Morning News

 

Viktor Tkachenko as Nutcracker Prince         

Vladimir Tkachenko as Nutcracker Prince         Karyna Shatkovskaya as Masha

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(Berkshires, MA)Apr 8, 2014Moscow Ballet’s acclaimed Great Russian Nutcrackeris the holiday event for families from New York to LA and Miami to Chicago. The popular production features a company of 40 world-class Russian artists bringing the charming Nutcracker Christmas story to life. “Bravura expertise,” says the Los Angeles Times, “Expansive, elegantly generous,” from the New York Times and “Sweet,” Dallas Morning News. Young and old love the Christmas tree that grows to 50 feet, the mischievous mice and life-sized Russian Matrushka (nesting) Dolls. Exclusive to the Moscow Ballet productionis the “Dove of Peace,” a role created by 2 dancers moving as one to create a 20 foot, feathered wingspan; Russian folk legends Father Christmas/Ded Moroz and Snow Maiden/Snegurochka who escort Masha and Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony; and the whimsical 10 foot tall silk puppets which elicit giggles in Act II. New in 2014 is an authentic and traditional Russian Christmas puppet play. Wearing intricately detailed costumes, with shimmering Swarovski crystals, the award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet bring Tchaikovsky’s master score and the holiday season to life!Performances run in over 75 cities from November through December, find one near you at www.nutcracker.com.

In addition to the Great Russian Nutcracker, Moscow Balletrepertory 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 Olga Kifyak in 2012. Moscow Ballet consistently 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 Dance with Us. “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life” is an intensive cultural immersion project that 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 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 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.

 

2013 Press Release Archive

2013 Press Releases


Tinkering with 150 year old Nutcracker tradition…Moscow Ballet introduces Dove of Peace, magic, new costumes and schtick to Great Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet takes 150 year Nutcracker tradition to a new level incorporating props, costumes, and a new level of dramatic depth.


A Dove of Peace with 20ft wingspan and Award-winning principals crown Moscow Ballet’s 2013 North American Western tour

Multi-award winning principal dancers Shatkovskaya and Tkachenko present Russian prowess and beauty on Moscow Ballet North American Western Tour of the Great Russian Nutcracker, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.


Award-winning, “Epitome of a classical ballerina,” “Flawless” and “Astounding” describe alternating principals on Moscow Ballet’s 2013 North American Eastern tour

Alternating principal dancers highlight Russian ballet prowess and beauty on Moscow Ballet North American Eastern Tour of the Great Russian Nutcracker and two performances of Swan Lake.


Award-winning teen violinists open Moscow Ballet performances in Chicago, Detroit, Fairfax, Los Angeles, Memphis, Montgomery, Minneapolis and Spokane

Eight “Musical Wunderkind” accompany Moscow Ballet principal ballerina in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” from Carnival of the Animals, now commonly known as the influence for Odette’s movements in Swan Lake, in 8 cities on the national tour.


Moscow Ballet brings Russian ballet and culture to over 500 Latta public school students for 2 days of interactive immersion Oct 16 and 17

Moscow Ballet presents “New Horizons–A Children's Program for Life” for over 500 Latta school students from Kindergarten through High School at the Ellis Performing Arts Center over two days.


Live, youthful voices accompany Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker performances in Baltimore, Little Rock, Minneapolis, San Antonio, Spokane and Wichita

New in 2013 six Youth Choirs are invited to perform live in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcrackeras part of the ballet’s “Musical Wunderkind” arts enrichment program. 


Russian Ballerina Thoroughbred meets & challenges Equine Thoroughbred

Moscow Ballet soloist meets Kenny McPeek and and  “Taken by the Storm” at Magdalena Farm.  Carolina is in town to audition local kids to perform in Great Russian Nutcracker in Lexington, KY on Nov. 26th.


Photo and interview opportunity: Moscow Ballet and INVEST announce Master Class for Sage students and media reception Fri, Sept 13 4:30 pm at Russell Sage College in Troy

Moscow Ballet and INVEST (Incubator for New Ventures in Emerging Sciences and Technologies) at Russell Sage College , Troy, New York, announce a Master Class (from 2:30 to 3:50pm) taught by Moscow Ballet soloist Svetlana Todinova for Sage Colleges dance students and a media reception discussing the new partnership.


Moscow Ballet conducts Creative Development Residency with Ballet Master, 4 MB soloists and 15 local ballet students August 24 to 28

Moscow Ballet’s Anna Nekhludova, producer and choreographer Mary Talmiand Moscow Ballet soloists work 1-on-1 for 5 days with 15 local ballet students, ages 7 to 16, in Creative Development Residency creating new choreography for 2013 tour of Great Russian Nutcracker in Albany Dec 5 at the Palace Theatre. 


Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features Russian fashion & traditions in 77 cities

"....200 new costumes created in St Petersburg’s oldest theatrical costume shop, hand-embellished with Swarovski crystals, and designed by Shakespearean expert Arthur Oliver; and Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) with Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) leading Masha and Prince to the “Land of Peace and Harmony.”


Moscow Ballet performances provide new draw and resounding results for casinos nationwide

Talmi Entertainment presents Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet and more classic ballets in 70 markets coast to coast, providing a proven entertainment draw for casinos nationwide.


Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker brings holiday spirit to life in December and November

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker brings holiday spirit to life in over 70 cities this season.


Moscow Ballet’s “Musical Wunderkind” expands 2013 tour - Minneapolis Youth Chorus, Kinderchor of Spokane and other youth choirs to accompany Great Russian Nutcracker Performances

New in 2013 Youth Choirs perform live in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker as part of the ballet’s “Musical Wunderkind” arts enrichment program.


AAA members get discounted tickets to Moscow Ballet’s holiday classic the Great Russian Nutcracker in over 50 American cities from November 15 through December 31

AAA members are invited to Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in over 50 American cities from November15 to December 31.


Ballet clásico de Moscú de la Gran Ruso Cascanueces vaya de gira en muchas ciudades en USA desde Noviembre 8 a Diciembre 31, 2013

Ballet clásico de Moscú de la Gran Ruso Cascanueces vaya de gira en muchas ciudades en USA desde Noviembre 8 a Diciembre 31, 2013.


Moscow Ballet 2012 Season a Resounding Success!

Akiva Talmi Presents Inc. (ATP) has concluded the largest and most successful Great Russian Nutcracker tour in it's 20-year history of presenting in the US and Canada.

 

Tinkering with 150 year old tradition… Moscow Ballet introduces magic, new costumes and dramatic depth to Great Russian Nutcracker

Tinkering with 150 year old tradition… Moscow Ballet introduces magic, new costumes and dramatic depth to Great Russian Nutcracker

Great Russian Nutcracker meets the Great White Way

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(Berkshires, MA) Nov 21, 2013 – Moscow Ballet takes 150 year Nutcracker tradition to a new level incorporating props, costumes, and a new level of dramatic depth to the 21 year old Great Russian Nutcracker. The highly skilled Vaganova-trained dancers are introduced to “Broadway moves” on the 2013 tour by British born actor and veteran Broadway director James Warwick.  Moscow Ballet producers brought Warwick to the company to develop motivation of the dancer/actors. Warwick works with Moscow Ballet’s East and West companies on motivation and using props designed by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver. Oliver traveled to St Petersburg in March to oversee the production of 200 costumes and several new props of his design. The new props include a “Magic Table” for Uncle Drosselmeyer, 5 ft tall pile of “teetering presents” for Christmas party scene and two 6ft tall “Matrushka Dolls” which reveal Drosselmeyer’s magic dolls for party guests.  American Shakespearean designer Oliver also brings innovation to the production through a blend of imaginative ideas using traditional methods from Russia. Oliver states, “The mix of new requests from the producers and the 300 year theatrical tradition of the Russians, creates great new work. The Russians throw themselves into the challenge with superb results.”  Moscow Ballet’s company of 40 dancers on the East and on the West performs Olympic-worthy leaps in the holiday performance for families with magical toys, falling snow and a growing Christmas tree. The tour travels to 77 cities from November 8 to December 30 in Canada and the U.S. (See schedule below) Go to www.nutcracker.com for complete tour and company information.

James Warwick, British born actor best known for his roles in London's West End, as King Arthur in the national US tour of Camelot and as director for New York's Broadway theatre,works with Moscow Ballet company in character development and use of new props from a Broadway stage perspective. Warwick’s respected acting and directing skills will be applied to develop select scenes and new props. An award winning theatre director, with credits from major theatres across the US, Warwickrecently returned from running Theatre of Arts, College for the Contemporary Actor in Hollywood CA, and now resumes his freelance theatre directing career, based in Berkshire County MA.

Arthur Oliver, Moscow Ballet resident costume and prop designer for 70+ city North American tours, features new costumes and props for the 2013 tour of the Great Russian Nutcracker. In 2010 Oliver designed the suite of costumes for Moscow Ballet’s production of Romeo and Juliet. And in 2013 he produced a complete new wardrobe for the Great Russian Nutcracker – a total of about 200 new pieces. Oliver creates his designs in the US and oversees their production in a costume shop that embraces the oldest Russian costume traditions and expertise in St Petersburg, Russia.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is comprised of award-winning principals and corps de ballet who perform Olympic-worthy leaps, lifts and pirouettes in the classic holiday ballet.  To the delight of audiences of all ages, the artists bring humor, charm, athletic prowess and Russian flair to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. The ballet dramatizes the traditional story of Masha meeting her “Prince” and, exclusive to Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, adds a tribute to world peace as well.  The “Dove of Peace,” for which 2 dancers become one bird with a 20 foot wingspan, escorts Masha and Prince to the “Land of Peace and Harmony” where ambassadors from Hispanic, African, Russian, Asian, and European heritages entertain and offer symbolic gifts in the form of playful silk puppets. The 2013 production includes 200 all new, hand-embellished costumes designed by Shakespearean expert Arthur Oliver and created in St Petersburg’s oldest theatrical costume shop.  Celebrate the beauty of the holidays and the best of Russian ballet in one grand production of Moscow Ballet’sGreat Russian Nutcracker! www.nutcracker.com


 

Moscow Ballet announces 3rd record breaking season in a row

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Moscow Ballet announces 3rd record breaking season in a row

  • 23% increase over 2012 revenue – 3rd consecutive season of increase
  • 20% of tour cities sell-out: from top DMAs to  heartland towns
  • 77 city tour extends from LA to NYC, Puerto Rico to Calgary

Great Russian Nutcracker   –   Cinderella   –   Swan Lake   –   Sleeping Beauty     

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(BERKSHIRES, Mass.) January 10, 2013– Moscow Ballet announces record-breaking season for the 77 city, 2 month tour, and is honored with second visit of First Family at Bethesda performances. Audiences from NYC to LA and Puerto Rico to Calgary came out in record numbers to see “Great Russian Nutcracker,” “Cinderella”, “Sleeping Beauty” or “Swan Lake”. Produced and represented by Talmi Entertainment, the 21st annual tour broke its own sales records increasing gross revenue 23%, the third straight year of increase. Sell-out performances increased to 20% of tour cities including top DMAs LA, DC, NYC and Chicago, as well as heartland towns Kearny, Shreveport and Cedar City, to name a few. Press reviews confirm artistic excellence of the 2 simultaneously touring companies of 40 Russian dancers each: LA Times, “Disarmingly poetic…bravura expertise.” Arkansas’ Democrat-Gazette writes, “Stunning visuals…effortlessness dancing…full of joyful energy.” Talmi Entertainment producers attribute the tour’s stellar success to delivering high quality dancers, high production values and community engagement outreach by Moscow Ballet company members including: Creative Development Residency with Broadway director James Warwick; live Musical Wunderkind in 14 tour cities and 500 Latta S.C. school children experience New Horizons-A Children’s Program for Life.  

More about Artistic Development in 2013 – 2 week company residency with Broadway director and stage actor James Warwick; unveiling of Designer Arthur Oliver’s 200 new costumes and props; Moscow Ballet soloist led Master Classes at Goucher College, Texas A&M, CityDance, Russell Sage Colleges in Troy and more; summer Creative Development Residency with local children and Ballet Master Anna Nekhludova; Moscow Ballet opens Corpus Christi’s Bailando Dance Festival; all new 60 page, full color Limited Edition Souvenir Program Book features over 100 never-before-published images, and more.

More about Community Engagement in 2013 - Moscow Ballet soloist rides thoroughbred at Magdalena Farm in Lexington; and poses for classes at MICA in Baltimore; and poses at National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green;  greets local student dancers at “Meet the Masters” and brings holiday cheer to young patients at partner hospitals: Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, Baptist Health Foundation, Rady Children’s Hospital  and Feist-Weiller Cancer Center.

More about Education Outreach in 2013 – Moscow Ballet honored to become an Advocate for the President’s Challenge program; Musical Wunderkind – Cellistsaccompany Moscow Ballet ballerina in Saint Saen’s “Dying Swan” in 8 tour cities and live youth choirs sing in 8 more cities;  “New Horizons–A Children's Program for Life” presented to 500 Latta school students at the Ellis Performing Arts Center over two days (population 1400, median income $25k/yr); and “Dance with Us” in which local student dancers perform side-by-side with professional company.

Moscow Ballet - In addition to theGreat Russian Nutcracker, company repertory includes Russian ballets: Cinderella, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, and more. For over twenty years the company has performed 100 engagements annually in over 70 cities in North America, in a majority of the top twenty demographic markets. In addition to performances, the company’s mission and national platform enable it to share the renowned Vaganova training with over 5000 local dance students annually in the “Dance with Us”program; “New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life”is an intensive cultural immersion project that has benefits school children; and on-going programs Musical Wunderkind, Master Classesand Summer Intensivesalso touch the lives of thousands of children and young adults. Moscow Ballet’s partnership with corporations and not-for-profit organizations over the past 20 years has raised awareness of and revenue for their significant missions and causes. www.moscowballet.com.

Talmi Entertainment is the exclusive North American representation for Moscow Ballet which performs annually in seventy cities across the US and Canada. Under Talmi management Moscow Ballet has consistently delivered unparalleled Russian artistry and record sales for over 2 decades. First Lady Nancy Reagan served as Honorary Chair of Talmi’s “Cynthia Gregory Celebration Tour in 1980 and First Lady Rosalyn Carter served as Honorary Chair of the Moscow Ballet benefit for Scottish Rites Children’s Hospital in Atlanta. The Moscow Ballet tours grew out of the Talmi’s “International Glasnost Tours” in the late 1980’s. “Glasnost” featured highlights from the great ballets and the newest contemporary dance coming from Russia at the time as performed bydancers including Vadim Bondar, Svetlana Smirnova and Tatiana Chernobrovkina from Stanislavsky Ballet; Alexei Malykin Bolshoi Ballet; Vladimir Kim and Margarita Kullick Kirov/Maryinski 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.  

A Dove of Peace with 20ft wingspan and Award-winning principals crown Moscow Ballet’s 2013 North American Western tour

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A Dove of Peace with 20ft wingspan and Award-winning principals crown Moscow Ballet’s 2013 North American Western tour

Company of 40 performs classics Great Russian Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella

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