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Oct 12, 2011 - A Russian Celebration - Moscow Ballet ballerina Meet n Greet and Taste Testing and more at Guido’s on Fri Nov 4 and Sat Nov 5

A Russian Celebration - Moscow Ballet ballerina Meet n Greet and Taste Testing and more at Guido’s on Fri Nov 4 and Sat Nov 5
Meet Moscow Ballet ballerina, enter-to-win tickets to the Great Russian Nutcracker, taste tests and more!

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(Berkshires, MA) Oct 12, 2011Moscow Ballet partners with Berkshire organization Guido’s Fresh Marketplace to offer A Russian Celebration on November 4 and 5. The November 4 event will be in the Great Barrington Store, 760 South Main Street, Great Barrington, MA (413) 528-9255 and the November 5 event will be in the Pittsfield Store, 1020 South Street, Pittsfield, MA (413) 442-9912. At each store the public is invited to meet Moscow Ballet ballerina Nataliya Miroshynk, enter-to-win tickets to the see the Great Russian Nutcracker in Great Barrington or Albany, and to taste Russian culinary specialties! The events run from 12 noon to 4:00pm both days. The Moscow Ballet dancer will be available until 2pm each day. Miroshynk’s repertoire includes classic ballets such as Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and more. She is also a Moscow Ballet Audition Director and summer 2011 she was the Moscow Ballet Summer Intensive teacher giving Vaganova training for advanced and pre-professional American ballet students. Moscow Ballet’s 2011 Great Russian Nutcracker tour premieres at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center November 10 and 11, 7:30pm and is in Albany’s Palace Theatre November 12, 2:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at Guido’s or 413-528-0100 in Great Barrington and 800-745-3000 in Albany or go to www.nutcracker.com.

Guido’s Fresh Marketplace has been the premier purveyor of quality produce in Berkshire County and neighboring areas for more than thirty years. In 1979, brothers Chris and Matt Masiero combined their backgrounds in culinary arts and produce retailing to christen the original Guido’s. From this humble roadside stand on Route 7 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the Masiero brothers set about the business of bringing exceptionally fresh, robust produce to Western Massachusetts. Guido’s harmoniously blends marketplace options with up to the minute goods and services. A full service florist, Bella Flora beautifies each store with lush, fresh cut flowers. Mazzeo’s Meat and Seafood is the area’s prime source for certified Black Angus beef, Kurobuta pork and Murray’s all-natural, free-range poultry, along with a wide selection of gourmet chicken and store-made sausages. Berger's Specialty Foods supplies the Pittsfield Deli counter and The Marketplace Specialty Foods supplies the Great Barrington Deli counter. Completing the marketplace, both stores offer premium sliced meats, gourmet cheeses, baked goods and all manner of delectable prepared foods.

Other Berkshire partners for the November 10 and 11 performances:
Berkshire Pulse’s dance educator, founder and choreographer Bettina Montano says, “Beginnings are always exciting, but the beginning of a national tour of the Moscow Ballet is an extraordinary event. We are thrilled that Berkshire Pulse students will be a part of these dynamic performances which will be historic for our region.” Berkshire Pulse, a not-for-profit organization in Housatonic, MA, is a dance and creative arts education center dedicated to building and strengthening community life through diverse and accessible programming in performing, movement and creative arts.

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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker tells the beloved Christmas story of the girl who falls in love with a Nutcracker Prince – with Russian flair. Praised by NY Times Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay as “thrilling and expansive” and “elegant…brimful with feeling” the 40 impeccably trained Russian dancers leap, spin and lunge bringing the traditional story to life. The Act I Christmas party enchants with its magical toys, evil Mouse King and a journey through the glittering Snow Forest. Unique to the Great Russian Nutcracker, Russian folk characters Father Christmas and the Snow Maiden escort Masha (aka Clara) to the Land of Peace and Harmony in Act II where she and the Nutcracker Prince are honored by emissaries from heritages the world over; African, Russian, Asian, European and Hispanic. Set to Pytor Tchaikovsky’s famous score, Moscow Ballet’s production features lavish costumes, nine hand-painted backdrops with 3-D ornamentation and fanciful, larger-than-life puppets designed by Russian puppet master Valentin Federov. A must see show for everyone in the family this holiday season! www.nutcracker.com

Moscow Ballet - History
Moscow Ballet is known for its annual, touring Great Russian Nutcracker and full-length productions of the classic story-ballets; Swan Lake, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and others. Created by award-winning Juilliard alumnus, composer/conductor and theatrical producer, Akiva Talmi, the organization evolved out of Talmi’s all-star Russian "Glasnost Festival Tour" (1986-92). Moscow Ballet made its debut in 1993 with the Great Russian Nutcracker which was directed and choreographed by soloist Stanislav Vlasov of the famous Russian Bolshoi Theatre. In 1994, Moscow Ballet invited the Moscow State Theatre of Natalia Sats, and the theatre's full orchestra, to expand the company to an 88-artist tour which was billed as the "19th Century Classical Nutcracker." In 2003, Moscow Ballet announced the appointment of Anatoly Emelianov, winner of the Diagelev award, and Vladimir Troshchenko, director of Odessa State Ballet and a pivotal figure in the ballet world, as co-artistic directors. Moscow Ballet continues to feature top graduates of Perm, Vaganova, Moscow State Academic Choreographic and Kiev schools in its productions.

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