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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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“Knockout! Expansive! Elegantly generous!” — New York Times — “Kids were wide-eyed with delight!”
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is a Christmas tradition and visual feast that creates lifelong memories for the whole family! The special 20th Anniversary production of 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.

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Great Russian Nutcracker premiering at Brooklyn’s restored Kings Theatre

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’s 2014 Dove of Peace Tour deemed Artistic and Financial Success

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;”

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