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Local Youth Set to Perform with Russian Pros!
Critically acclaimed Moscow Ballet and Ginger's Dance to Fit, home of the Malta Ballet Company, will soon announce the cast list of student dancers who will perform in the 20th Anniversary production of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Palace Theatre on December 4. Student dancers have been rehearsing with a Moscow Ballet Audition Director since the auditions, in preparation for their ancillary roles that include Party Children, Mice, Angels, Butterflies, Snowflakes, and more.
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker is
Returning to Albany with 20th Anniversary Production!
Great Russian Nutcracker in 2012 overflows with a spectacular new "Dove of Peace," where 2 dancers become one stunning bird, inspired by the early works of Stanislov Vlasov, original choreographer and director of Moscow Ballet's inaugural Great Russian Nutcracker. The production also features a Christmas tree that grows to 7 stories tall; falling snow and Troika-styled sleigh escorted by Russian folk characters Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden); towering hand-made silk puppets; 200 all new, lavish costumes; and 9 hand-painted backdrops, all set to Pyotr Tchaikovsky's complete Nutcracker Suite score.
For 20 years, Great Russian Nutcracker performances have featured the finest Russian ballerinas and danseurs. From former Bolshoi soloist Stanislov Vlasov and partner Lilia Sabitova (People's Artist of Russia) in 1993 to the classic Marina Alexandrova and Vitaly Zabelin in 1996; danseur and upstart choreographer Anatolie Emelianov and Honored Artist of Russia Tatiana Predenia in 2002; Varna IBC Gold Medalists Cristina and Alexei Terentiev in 2006; and award winning partners Karyna Shatkovskaya and Vladimir Tkachenko in 2011. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker celebrates 20 years of soaring holiday spirit!
INVEST with Russell Sage College and Moscow Ballet!
INVEST at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York, 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 will allow for wonderful possibilities for the growth of Moscow Ballet North America. For more information, visit www.sage.edu/invest.
'In dreams begins responsibility.' -W.B. Yeats
The Palace Theatre was the largest in the city when it opened in 1931, presenting vaudeville acts and feature films. The theater, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has retained most of its original design features, and underwent renovations in 2002 and 2003, bringing aspects such as the building's marquee back to the original design. The Palace has hosted a variety of live performances, including the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Rolling Stones, and Roy Orbison, as well as theater productions and city-sponsored events.