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
Vladimir Tkachenko as Nutcracker Prince Karyna Shatkovskaya as Masha
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(Berkshires, MA)Apr 8, 2014 – Moscow 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.