Olga Aru performs at Russell Sage College
Moscow Ballet and partner INVEST at Russell Sage College announce “Peace, War and Art – Spoken, Lived, Danced” performance and panel led Q&A Friday, September 26, 2014 at James L. Meader Little Theatre. Moscow Ballet soloist Olga Aru performs “The Ravaged Face,” a dance condemning violence against women and inspired by Sylvia Plath’s poem of the same name and choreographed by Italian Paola Scoppettuolo, director of Aleph dance company in Rome, Italy. Aru also speaks about her experience dancing in and being evacuated from Tahrir Square, Cairo during 2013 uprising and announces dedication of the 2014 Moscow Ballet tour to world peace. She will also perform the traditional Russian Scarf dance from Swan Lake. Q&A panel includes Olga Aru, Sage Colleges’ Professor of History and Chair Andor Skotnes; Spanish professor Dr. Ekatrina Kagan; Executive in Residence with the School of Management Gerald Shaye and Dr. Thomas C. Keane, Professor of Chemistry and Director of INVEST.
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Moscow Ballet is honored to bring the Great Russian Nutcracker to the premiere season of Brooklyn’s newly restored community treasure, Kings Theatre, Saturday December 5, 3:00pm matinee. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 30.
Moscow Ballet 2014 Dove of Peace Tour of Great Russian Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet deemed artistic and financial success. Press highlights include: D.C. Metro Theater and Arts [Ekaterina] Bortiakova and [Artem] Belov, as Masha and Nutcracker Prince, dance with powerful vibrancy and emotion;”