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From Siberia to Moscow, thru Glasnost, & on to the National Press Club!

Oleg Vinogradov defined, re-defined, and revitalized the Kirov and Russian ballet more than any other single person of the 20th Century

WHO: Oleg Vinogradov—dancer, choreographer, painter, and artistic director who restored Kirov Ballet to prominence and international touring—speaks to his 50-year career in Russian ballet and the 150th Anniversary of St. Petersburg Conservatory. Hosted by Akiva Talmi Presents Inc. (ATP)

WHEN: Tuesday, July 17 at 4:00 pm

WHERE: National Press Club (NPC), Zenger Room, 529 14th St. Northwest, Washington, DC 20045

WHAT: Oleg Vinogradov oleg-vinogradov

  • Born 1937, trained at Leningrad/St. Petersburg Ballet School with Alexander Pushkin
  • Novosibirsk Ballet — From dancer to assistant to the Artistic Director
  • Bolshoi Ballet — Resident Choreographer, 1967 in Moscow
  • Kirov Ballet — Resident Choreographer, 1968-72 in St. Petersburg
  • Maly-Mikhalovsky Ballet — Artistic Director, 1973-77 in St. Petersburg
  • Kirov Ballet — Artistic Director, 1977-1996 in St. Petersburg
  • Akiva Talmi Glasnost Tour — Provides Kirov Kullick & Kim 1986, Vinogradov speaks at Yale
  • St. Petersburg Conservatory — Artistic Director, St. Petersburg Conservatory
  • SPC Visual Art Exhibits — SPC and ATP sponsor annual, juried, ballet art shows, 2011 and 2012
  • Homage to Nureyev — 2012 premiere of newest choreography at SPC in St. Petersburg
  • First to bring work of modern choreographers Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart, George Balanchine to Russia
  • Brought defectors Natalia Makarova and Rudolf Nureyev back to perform with Kirov Ballet.
  • Ballets: Cinderella (1964), Romeo and Juliet (1965), Asel (Bolshoi 1967), Alexander Nevsky (Kirov 1969), La Fille mal Gardée (Maly 1971), Enchanted Prince of the Pagodas (Kirov 1972), Yaroslavna (Maly 1974), Fairy of the Round Mountains (Kirov 1980), Government Inspector (Kirov 1980), Testaments of Past Times (Kirov 1983), Knight in Tigerskin (Kirov 1985), Battleship Potemkin (Kirov 1986), Petrushka & Scottish Ballet (Kirov 1989), Adagio for Strings (Kirov 1991)

CONTACT
Sally Michael Keyes, Director of PR for Moscow Ballet North America/Akiva Talmi Presents Inc. • JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING • (ofc) 800.320.1733 x21 • (c) 413.212.3618
Peter Hickman • National Press Club • JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING • (ofc) 202.662.7500

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