For Immediate Release
AAA members get discounted tickets to Moscow Ballet’s holiday classic the Great Russian Nutcracker in over 50 American cities from November 15 through December 31
Company of 40 perform Olympic-worthy leaps, lifts and pirouettes in each performance!
Dove of Peace S Chumakov and E Petrachenko
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(Berkshires, MA) May 2, 2013 –AAA members are invited to Moscow Ballet’s celebrated Great Russian Nutcracker in over 50 American cities from November15 to December 31. The company of 40, comprised of award-winning principals and corps de ballet, perform Olympic-worthy leaps, lifts and pirouettes in the classic holiday ballet. To the delight of audiences of all ages, the Russian artists bring charm, athletic prowess and Russian flair to Tchaikovsky’s complete and timeless score. From the press…“Extravaganza” Albuquerque Journal; “Jaw dropping…beautiful” DC Metro Theatre and Arts; “Breathtaking athleticism…exceptional” Minneapolis Pioneer Press Rob Hubbard; “Gorgeous… effortlessly graceful” Cleveland Plain Dealer, Donald Rosenberg and Knockout…“kids…wide-eyed with delight” New York Times, Alastair Macaulay, Chief Dance Critic. Tickets start at $28.00 in most cities. To find a performance near you visit www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets/special-offers. Show your AAA membership card at the theatre box office and save up to $12.50 per ticket to Great Russian Nutcracker performances across the US (see complete list with city and date below).
The ballet dramatizes the traditional story of Masha (aka Clara or Marie) meeting her “Prince” and, exclusive to Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, adds a tribute to world peace as well. The “Dove of Peace,” for which 2 dancers become one bird with a 20 foot wingspan, opens Act II by escorting Masha and Prince to the “Land of Peace and Harmony” where ambassadors from the world’s ethnic heritages entertain and offer symbolic gifts in the form of playful silk puppets. The 2013 production includes 200 all new, hand-embellished costumes designed by Shakespearean expert Arthur Oliverand created in Russia’s oldest theatrical costume shop in St Petersburg. Celebrate the beauty of the holidays and the best of Russian ballet in one grand production of Moscow Ballet’sGreat Russian Nutcracker!
Moscow Ballet-In addition to the Great Russian Nutcracker, company repertory includes time-honored Russian ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and more. For over twenty years the company has performed 100 engagements annually in North America in a majority of the top twenty demographic markets. The company’s mission and national platform enables it to share the renowned Vaganova training with over 5000 local dance students annually in the “Dance with Us”program. “New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life”is an intensive cultural immersion project that benefits school children and on-going programs Musical Wunderkind, Master Classesand Summer Intensivesalso touch the lives of many children and young adults. Moscow Ballet’s partnership with corporations and not-for-profit organizations over the past 20 years has raised awareness of and revenue for their significant missions and causes. www.moscowballet.com.
Talmi Entertainmentis the exclusive North American representation for Moscow Ballet which performs annually in seventy cities across the US and Canada. Under Talmi management Moscow Ballet has consistently delivered unparalleled Russian artistry and record salesfor over 2 decades. The Moscow Ballet tours grew out of the Talmi’s “International Glasnost Tours”in the late 1980’s. “Glasnost” featured highlights from the great ballets and the newest contemporary dance coming from Russia at the time as performed bydancers including Vadim Bondar, Svetlana Smirnova and Tatiana Chernobrovkina from Stanislavsky Ballet; Alexei Malykin Bolshoi Ballet; Vladimir Kim and Margarita Kullick Kirov Ballet; Stanislav Fecho and Prima Ballerina Jana Kurova of the National Ballet of Czechoslovakia; Maria Ivanova and Andrei Glazsheider of the Stanislavski and Demirovich Theatres. Talmi Entertainment was founded by award-winning Juilliard School alumnus, composer, conductor and producer, Akiva Talmi. www.nutcracker.com/present