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August 19, 2010 - Moscow Ballet seeks Galleries/Frame stores to Exhibit and sell Contemporary Russian Art direct from Russia – one gallery in 70 cities across the US & Canada

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Moscow Ballet seeks Galleries/Frame stores to Exhibit and sell Contemporary Russian Art direct from Russia – one gallery in 70 cities across the US & Canada

Contact: Sally Michael Keyes
413-499-1733 x21
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BERKSHIRES, MA (August 19, 2010) – Moscow Ballet has launched an unprecedented visual art project and is seeking gallery/framing store partners to exhibit and sell the new work. In addition to touring Swan Lake and the Great Russian Nutcracker to 70 cities across the US and Canada,  Moscow Ballet is selecting visual artists who represent the contemporary sensibilities practiced in Russian visual art to create limited edition paintings in honor of the 100th anniversary of the “Father of Russian Ballet” Marius Petipa’s life and legacy. The artists are selected with the guidance of a representative from the St Petersburg Academy of Art/Repin Institute of St Petersburg, Russia. The Academy remains one of the greatest sources of classic and contemporary Russian Art.  Contact Moscow Ballet  800-320-1733 and ask for Bobbie Facchini or e-mail JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING to find out more about this unique opportunity!

There are 10 original works of art, one from each of the rising stars of the Russian art community, from which  Moscow Ballet will produce 100 limited edition giclee prints. The prints will be given as premium gifts to MB’s most loyal performance patrons.  Moscow Ballet is selecting an exclusive gallery /framing store in each city of the 2010 tour (see list below) to partner with in this unprecedented project.  The selected partners will have the opportunity to frame, display, promote and sell Moscow Ballet’s new Russian art. The work will be unveiled to the public prior to the performance date at a special reception ahead of the performances.

In this partnership Moscow Ballet will provide  promotional materials, including flyers, posters, and stuffers; a personal appearance between Labor Day and early November by a Russian dancer for autographing, meet and greet, and mini performance demonstration; press releases and  support;  and  prints of all 10 works to be hung at the opening event.  

The selected, market-exclus ive gallery/frame store will promote the event locally via advertising, direct mail, e-mail blasts, mailing event invitations and such. The Gallery will display of MB promotional materials that promote the gallery event and  the performance, and will promote the greatest benefit which is that their patrons will have the opportunity to bid on the original works!

ABOUT THE ARTISTS, PRINTS and PERFOMANCES - Moscow Ballet, producers and presenter’s of the Great Russian Nutcracker the largest and longest annually touring Nutcracker ballet, is expanding its interests to include the visual art world. Moscow Ballet is commissioning artwork by some of Russia’s finest contemporary painters and announces the first to be contracted: Tatyana Kalin(also Kalyn) and Alexandra Nedzvetskaya. Their commissioned paintings are inspired by three of Petipa’s artistically acclaimed story ballets:  Swan Lake, Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty, all of which have been presented by Moscow Ballet in North America hundreds of times over 18 years.

Tatyana Kalin was born in 1969, in Kemerovo, in eastern Siberia. She attended Kemerovo's art school and subsequently graduated in 2003 from the distinguished I.E. Repin Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in St Petersburg.  She works in oil and is known for her vibrant use of color and texture. Her warm and expressive paintings often feature women, natural settings and still-lifes. She exhibits annually at shows in the St Petersburg Union of Artists Exposition Hall.  Internationally, she has exhibited in China, France, Finland, Poland, and Germany.  In 2008 she was a member of the group exposition of "Diagilev’s 100 Year Anniversary" in Paris, France. 2009 exhibitions include ''Itinerants 21st Century,” Helsingfors, Finland and a group exposition organized by Gazprom Company, St. Petersburg.  To date in 2010 she has participated in ''Itinerants 21st Century” in Berlin, Germany and  Warsaw, Poland and  was a member of the group exposition  "Art Mahege'' in Moscow. Other expositions include ''Itinerants 21 century'' Russia; Central Exposition Hall, Moscow; St. Petersburg Conservatory, St. Petersburg; the show ''Selected by Beauty'' in a private gallery in St. Petersburg.

Alexandra Nedzvetskaya, born in St Petersburg in 1981, began her professional career directly following graduation from the prestigious I.E. Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in St. Petersburg, Russia. Vadim Moiseev, General Manager at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts Foundation, calls her work “unconditionally original” and “substantial,” while noting that her paintings demand “considerable interest of viewers and connoisseurs of visual art.” Nedzvetskaya’s  technical skills were finely honed in the Russian academic tradition at Repin and her art resonates with tones of femininity, fluidity, and a soft dreamlike sensibility often mixed with impeccable realist capabilities.  Rich in deeply expressive colors and emotions, her paintings are attracting attention from the art world and have been utilized by the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts Foundation in exhibitions nationwide.  The Foundation supplies contemporary arts organizations with work from their top pupils, providing an intimate view of what Russia has to offer to the art world at large.  In the years since commencement, Nedzvetskaya’s work has been exhibited in many galleries and exhibitions, most notably in Munich, Germany, Delft, The Netherlands, London and St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Eugene Ivanov began painting and producing graphic arts professionally in 1988, and has since created over 2500 images. Combining classical elements, such as landscape and figure drawing, with a more modernist sensibility (cubism, suprematism, and expressionism), his pieces are dreamlike yet representative of daily life. A truly prolific artist, his works have been exhibited far and wide. Galleries in Ireland, England, and Czech Republic have held shows devoted to this painter. Collectors in the Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Poland, Russia, UK and USA hold his original pieces. He has won innumerable awards and is continually called upon to illustrate literary works. With such impressive curriculum vitae, one suspects that Mr. Ivanov received the best art training from the world's finest institutions. Surprisingly, the painter graduated from the Tyumen Industrial Institute, where he studied engineering and geophysics.

 

Platinum Package - for a one-of-a-kind Christmas experience Moscow Ballet introduces on the 2010 North American tour the deluxe Platinum Package which includes a choice of the limited edition prints of original artwork by Russian masters of the St. Petersburg Academy of Art Foundation in honor of the 100th anniversary of Marius Petipa’s life. The prints will undergo the process of giclée printing with archival inks and stock, and no more than 100 prints of each painting will be created.  In addition to their choice of print, Platinum Ticket holders also receive the best seats in the house and early seating, Meet and Greet with a Moscow Ballet Soloist, preferred parking and Platinum Member benefit card. Only 7 pairs of Platinum Package tickets will be available at each performance. The Platinum Print Package is $350 per ticket. For the best seats and to choose your print, call Moscow Ballet Platinum Curator Bobbie at 800-320-1733.   Regular Tickets are also on sale for Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker and start at $27.50. Buy online at www.nutcracker.com or call Ticketmaster 800.745.3000 and ask for a performance near you.   

East Tour – Great Russian Nutcracker

West Point            NY         11/13

Wilkes Barre         PA           11/14

Paducah                KY           11/16

Birmingham          AL           11/17

*Meridian              MS         11/18

Dallas                    TX           11/19-21            

*Stephenville        TX           11/22

*Alma                     AR          11/23

Little Rock             AR          11/24

Muskegon             MI            11/26

Indianapolis          IN            11/27

Knoxville               TN          11/28

Memphis               TN          11/29

*Blacksburg          VA           12/1

Charleston            WV         12/2

Youngstown         OH          12/3

*Easton                  PA           12/4

*Verona                NY           12/5

Rochester             NY          12/7

Bethesda               MD          12/8-9

*Somerville           NJ           12/10

Baltimore               MD          12/11-12

Charlottesville      VA           12/13-14

Virginia Beach     VA           12/15-16

Cleveland             OH          12/17

Rosemont             IL             12/18

Detroit                    MI            12/19

*Ashland               KY           12/20

Asheville               NC          12/21

Durham                NC           12/22

N Charleston        SC          12/23

Sarasota                FL           12/26

Lakeland               FL           12/27

St  Petersburg      FL           12/28-29

*denotes private performance

                               

West Tour – Swan Lake and Great Russian Nutcracker

Lethbridge            CAN       11/5

^Medicine Hat      CAN       11/6

^*Saskatoon         CAN       11/9-10

^*Regina               CAN       11/11-12

^*Edmonton          CAN       11/15-16

Surrey, BC            CAN       11/19

Yakima                  WA         11/20

^Missoula              MT          11/21

^*Calgary              CAN       11/22-23

*Lake of Torches WI          11/26-27

Fargo                     ND          11/28

^*Winnipeg           CAN       11/29

^Thunder Bay      CAN       11/30

Grand Forks         ND          12/1

Rochester             MN          12/2

Minneapolis          MN          12/3-4

Cedar Rapids       IA            12/5

*Leavenworth       KS          12/6

Sioux City             IA           12/7

Cheyenne             WY         12/8

Casper                   WY         12/9

Denver                   CO          12/10-11

Grand Junction    CO          12/12

Farmington           NM          12/13-14

*Albuquerque       NM          12/15

Bakersfield CA     CA          12/16

Cupertino              CA          12/17

Santa Rosa           CA          12/18

*La Mirada            CA          12/19

San Diego             CA          12/20

Tucson                  AZ           12/21

*Phoenix               AR          12/22

El Paso                  TX           12/23

San Antonio          TX           12/26

Lake Charles        LA           12/27

New Orleans        LA           12/28

Panama City         FL           12/29

*denotes private performance

^denotes Swan Lake performance

 

 

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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