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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2015 Press Releases
Called “A Christmas tale from a faraway Land of Snow and Ice” by New York Times Dance Critic Brian Seibert in 2014, Moscow Ballet’s principal dancers and production values raise the ante for the performance experience on 2015 coast to coast tour. Multiple award-winning principal ballerina Karyna Shatkovskaya and principal danseur Vladimir Tkachenko, hailing from one of the world’s best ballet academies, deliver performances that engage audiences of all ages from small towns to top demographic markets.
Monday, December 14, talented, local, pre-professional, young San Diego dancers and musicians come together to showcase segments from Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in a “Kids for Kids Holiday Performance” for elementary and high school students at the Waldorf School of San Diego – Altodena Campus. The Waldorf students are invited to enjoy a sneak peak of this traditional holiday classic which will be performed in full by Moscow Ballet on December 15, 7:00PM, at Copley Symphony Music Hall.
Armed forces ofactive and inactive personnel, and their families, are invited to experience the holiday tradition of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at discounted prices, saving save up to $12.50 per ticket,in 75+ cities from coast to coast across the US.
Tickets are on sale from New York City to Los Angeles and Calgary to Miami for Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker with performances from November 8 to December 31, 2015. Moscow Ballet’s company of almost 40 dancers is the only internationally touring ballet group to perform to critical acclaim in 80 North American cities annually.
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;”