Moscow Ballet announces 2 weeks of Summer Intensive training for pre-professional and student dancers in partnership with Wilderness Dance Camp & City Scape Dance.
Soloist Svetlana Todinova flies in from Moscow, Russia as Summer Intensive Teacher
Contact: Sally Michael Keyes, Moscow Ballet
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(Berkshires, MA) March 29, 2011 – Moscow Ballet announces 2011 Summer Intensive training program with Wilderness Dance Camp in Bloomington, MN August 8-12 & August 15-19, 2011. In a reverse trend, Moscow Ballet brings Russian soloist Svetlana Todinova to the U.S. to teach the Vaganova method to pre-professional and non-professional students. Todinova will give classes in technique, pointe, character dance, historic dance and variations from the classics. Wilderness Dance Camp dancers will gain invaluable ballet experience in the Russian tradition which is known the world over for excellence in training and execution. The Moscow Ballet program offers young American dancers, who otherwise have limited access to the classical Russian style, a unique opportunity to work closely with a professional Russian ballerina. Other Intensives are offered at Academy of Dance, Pittsburgh PA; Inland Valley Conservatory, Temecula CA; The Ballet School, New Orleans LA; and Pikeville Community College, Pikeville KY. Interested applicants can register by email: JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING , phone: 952-884-6009 or click on Summer Intensive.
Wilderness Dance Camp joins Todinova, the Moscow Ballet teacher, and others from professional dance companies with student dancers for 1 or 2 weeks of intense dance instruction. Additional classes in lyrical, tap, jazz, nutrition, and injury prevention are included in the daily classes. Dancers choose a single dance style i.e. ballet only, or multiple dance styles to study.
Svetlana Todinova, an accomplished soloist and Moscow Ballet Audition Director, completed her training in 1997 at the Ufimsky Choreography School (now named the Rudolph Nureyev Russian State Ballet Academy in honor of the legend who was a graduate) where the Vaganova method is the standard. Agrippina Vaganova (1879-1951) perfected and cultivated the theories and practices of classical ballet in her performances and also in a workable syllabus. Her Fundamentals of the Classical Dance (1934) remains a standard textbook for the instruction of ballet technique and her technique is one of the most popular techniques in the world today. While dancing with the State Opera Ballet of Krasnodar, Todinova danced under the legendary Yuri Gregorovich, famous for his virtuosic productions at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre of Opera and Ballet.Todinova later toured with the Russian Academy of Ballet Art performing in Holland, China, Spain, Italy, England, and the US. Her repertory includes Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, Carmen, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker. She has danced with Moscow Ballet since 2006.
Moscow Ballet - Overview
“Knock-out dancer, thrilling, and elegant” says the NY Times; “Aristocratic finesse” comments the Cleveland Plain Dealer; Charleston Today raves, “Breathtaking and awe-inspiring;” “Spellbinding and completely fabulous,” states San Francisco’s Stark Insider; and DC’s ionarts.com agrees, “Particularly astounding.” 2011 marks the 19th tour to 60 plus North American cities by 80 (2 companies of 40 each) impeccably trained Russian dancers. Performing Swan Lake, the Great Russian Nutcracker and other ballets to be announced, the dancers leap, spin, and lunge in their telling of the traditional stories with a Russian flair.
Moscow Ballet features top graduates of Perm, Vaganova, Moscow State Academic Choreographic and Kiev schools and is praised by NY Times Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay, “Expansive…the Russian style is elegantly generous, and so the experience is never meager.” The company evolved out of the “Glasnost Festival Tour” created by award-winning Juilliard alumnus, composer/conductor and theatrical producer, Akiva Talmi. Moscow Ballet made its debut in 1993 with an all-star Russian cast in the Great Russian Nutcracker, directed and choreographed by Stanislav Vlasov, a soloist with Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre. Since then Moscow Ballet has added Cinderella, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Romeo and Juliet, among others, to its repertory. For information and list of tour dates visit http://www.nutcracker.com.