Everyone loves a great ballet story and image!
Moscow Ballet’s series of books are delightful bedtime reading for all from young children to experienced balletomanes. Historic Russian dancers and acclaimed visual artists and illustrators are featured in Moscow Ballet’s story books and coffee table photo essays. Be sure to click the links to sample the e-book versions of each book
|2014 Limited Edition Souvenir Program Book
This hardcover book features 30 pages of new, full color images of the acclaimed company in action! See the Great Russian Nutcracker in its entirety in stunning images of favorite moments of the acclaimed Christmas ballet; images of other Moscow Ballet repertory, behind-the-scenes shots and more. It’s the perfect gift for balletomanes!
|2013 Limited Edition Souvenir Program Book
Moscow Ballet’s Limited Edition Program Book (click to see e-book) features 60 pages of all new, full color images of the acclaimed company in action. Chapters include the Great Russian Nutcracker with full page images of all of the favorite moments of the Christmas ballet; Repertory with never-before published images of the other classic ballets that the company performs; History of the company ‘s tours to North America since 1991; Behind-the-Scene images and Community Programs and Partnerships. Dance and Music Critic Donald Rosenberg cites, “Beautifully designed and executed.” The perfect gift for balletomanes!
|2012 Great Russian Nutcracker Story Book
Moscow Ballet's hard cover Great Russian Nutcracker storybook (click to see e-book) features 50 pages of charming and colorful illustrations painted exclusively for Moscow Ballet by Olga Larionova of the St. Petersburg Academy of Art Repin Institute. The book is based on the original story by E.T.A. Hoffman, with elements of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker tale. The story is set in turn-of-the-century Moscow and follows the young Masha (known traditionally as Clara) as she travels through a wondrous Christmas Eve dream in which she and her Nutcracker Prince are escorted by Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) to the Land of Peace and Harmony. This is the perfect winter story for readers of any age, children and adults alike!
|Moscow Ballet’s Tales of Classical Ballet Book
Moscow Ballet’s Tales of Classical Ballet anthology (click to see e-book) invites sweet bedtime reading featuring 10 of the most beloved ballets in the world, and highlighted with detailed and stunning illustrations by Sergey Dmitriev. The anthology was created by Russian Ballet Magazine editors and writers including Valeria Uralskaia, Olga Shkarpetkina, Natalia Sugoid-Tresvyatskay, and Stanislava Tchukova. The hard cover, full color book features classic ballet stories The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty, Firebird, Giselle, and Romeo & Juliet.
|Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Retrospective Book
Take a look into the history of Moscow Ballet's critically acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker production with this visually stunning and detailed retrospective. (click to see e-book) Chapters include History of the Nutcracker story, Performance Images, Repertory, and Behind-the-Scene. The 60 page book features full color photos as well as information about the exquisite Russian dancers who have toured North America with Moscow Ballet. The book was written by George Deveny, Mary and Akiva Talmi, along with Art Direction by Dan Talmi, photography by Anne Peterson and Jennifer Lester.