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Hailing from Mariinsky, Kiev, & more top Russian Schools, Moscow Ballet Dances through 100+ Cities on 2016 tour Nov. 6 to Dec. 30

(Berkshires, MA) Nov. 1, 2016 – Moscow Ballet announces Swan Lake and Great Russian Nutcracker performances featuring Principal Dancers and Balletmasters of the highest caliber and hailing from the world’s top ballet schools. The three tours feature award winning and celebrated Principal Dancers: Ekaterina Alaeva and Kostyantyn Vinovoy on East; Tatiana Nazarkhevich and Andrey Batalov on Central, and Alisa Voronova and Dmitry Kozhemyakin on West, all graduates of the top ballet schools in the world, perform Swan Lake and the Great Russian Nutcracker.

(Berkshires, MA) Nov. 1, 2016 – Moscow Ballet announces Swan Lake and Great Russian Nutcracker performances featuring Principal Dancers and Balletmasters of the highest caliber and hailing from the world’s top ballet schools. The three tours feature award winning and celebrated Principal Dancers: Ekaterina Alaeva and Kostyantyn Vinovoy on East; Tatiana Nazarkhevich and Andrey Batalov on Central, and Alisa Voronova and Dmitry Kozhemyakin on West, all graduates of the top ballet schools in the world, perform Swan Lake and the Great Russian Nutcracker.

Central Tour Balletmaster, Principal Danseur and Honored Artist of Russia Andrey Batalov has, “made the auditorium roar as loudly as a sports arena” reports the national Russian newspaper Kommersant; East Tour Ballet Master and Honored Artist of Ukraine Nobuhiro Tekada is the first and only Japanese person awarded the titles of Honored Artist of Ukraine and People’s Artist of Ukraine, two of the highest state awards. West Tour Balletmaster Vladimir Troschenko, an honors graduate from Vaganova Academy at Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, has partnered ballerinas Nadia Pavlova, Bolshoi’s Ludmilla Seminyaka, and Galina Mezentseva of Mariinsky Ballet. These honored artists create the 3 companies of 40 dancers each who entertain audiences from coast to coast with Russian skill and passion from November through December. (See detailed tour list below)

New sets designed by multi Academy-Award nominee Carl Sprague include the opening promenade scene highlighting Moscow’s legendary St. Basil's Cathedral and is considered a masterpiece of Orthodox art; the icy Snow Forest has sparkling crystalline snowflakes everywhere, which melt away in Act II to reveal Moscow Ballet’s signature “Land of Peace and Harmony” – a scene filled with exotic Firebirds, Unicorns, Tigers, and Lions who entertain Masha and Nutcracker Prince. New costumes designed by Arthur Oliver, include a dazzling cerulean and ivory bedazzled Ded Moroz, aka Father Christmas, and Snegurochka, aka Snow Maiden, highlight the traditional Russian folklore style and more.

Seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is a Christmas tradition for families since the first North American tour in 1993! The 2016 tour runs from November 6 to December 30 in over 100 U.S. and Canadian cities. Moscow Ballet’s Christmas production of the Great Russian Nutcracker will be in 115 cities from November 6 to December 30, including NYC, LA, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Atlanta,  and more. Tickets at www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.

Principal Dancers

Ekaterina Alaeva is “Honored Artist of Ukraine,” won top awards at 5th Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition and participated in Gala Concerts with preeminent artists Vladimir Malakhov, Svetlana Zakharova, Uliana Lopatkina. Read More... 

Kostyantyn Vinovoy is Laureate of Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition in Ukraine and participates in “The Young Ballerina Festival” in Nagoya, Japan. Read More...

Tatiana Nazarkhevich partnered with St Petersburg Mariinsky Ballet super star Andrey Batalov who is Moscow Ballet’s Principal Danseur on the Central Tour and Balletmaster for 2016. Read More...

Andrey Batalov is “Honored Artist of Russia” and has been praised by the press all of his career, “He possesses a virtuoso technique and has fantastic leaps and turns,” writes Ballet Magazine. Read More...

Alisa Voronova received a diploma from the International Ballet Competition “Youth in the Ballet” in Kiev and was participant of International Ballet Festival “World Ballet Stars” in the Grand Pas contest in Donetsk. Read More...

 Dmitry Kozhemyakin won a medal in 2009 at the International Ballet Competition of Choreographers Named after R. Zakharov and graduated with Honors from Moscow’s legendary Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) Read More...

Moscow Ballet – 2016 is the company’s 24th consecutive year touring North America. In addition to the popular Great Russian Nutcracker, company repertory includes classic ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and more. The company features award-winning and rising star dancers, from Lilia Sabitova in 1994 to Alisa Voronova in 2014. The company performs 100+ engagements annually across Canada and in most of the United States’ largest cities consistently receiving critical acclaim. In addition to public performances, Moscow Ballet dedicates resources to community engagement programs. The 23 year Dance with Us program shares the Russian Vaganova ballet training with over 5000 American dance students annually bringing them on stage in ancillary roles to perform side-by-side with the professionals. Underwritten by Moscow Ballet, the program was developed by choreographer and co-producer Mary Gianonne Talmi. The intensive cultural immersion project “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life” benefits thousands of school children in tour cities and programs Musical Wunderkind and Summer Intensives also touch the lives of many children and young adults. Moscow Ballet’s partnerships with corporations and not-for-profit organizations such as the President’s Challenge Program and Children’s Hospitals, has raised significant revenue. www.moscowballet.com.

 

Eastern Tour

 

12-Nov

Baton Rouge. LA

LSU-Union Theatre

13-Nov

Shreveport, LA

Strand Theatre

14-Nov

Ponca City, OK

Poncan Theatre

17-Nov

Houston, TX

HBU-Dunham Theatre

18-Nov

Dallas, TX

SMU-McFarlin Memorial Auditorium

19-Nov

Longview, TX

LeTourneau Univ.-Belcher Center

20-Nov

Dallas, TX

SMU-McFarlin Memorial Auditorium

21-Nov

Monroe, LA

W.L. Jack Howard Theatre

25-Nov

Virginia Beach, VA

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

26-Nov

Youngstown, OH

DeYor PAC- Powers Auditorium

27-Nov

Rochester, NY

Auditorium Theatre

28-Nov

Elmira, NY

Clemens Center- Powers Theatre

30-Nov

York, PA

The Pullo Center

1-Dec

Portland, ME

State Theatre

2-Dec

Albany, NY

Palace Theatre

3-Dec

NYC

Kings Theatre

4-Dec

Boston, MA

Orpheum Theatre

5-Dec

Providence, RI

Park Theatre

6-Dec

Providence, RI

Park Theatre

8-Dec

Wayne, NJ

WPU- Shea Center for the Performing Arts

11-Dec

Syracuse, NY

Oncenter - Crouse Hinds Theater

12-Dec

Philadelphia, PA

Univ. PA-Zellerbach Theatre

13-Dec

Philadelphia, PA

Univ. PA-Zellerbach Theatre

14-Dec

Durham, NC

Carolina Theatre

15-Dec

Durham, NC

Carolina Theatre

16-Dec

Baltimore, MD

Hippodrome Theatre

17-Dec

Baltimore, MD

Hippodrome Theatre

18-Dec

Charlottesville, VA

Paramount Theater

19-Dec

Fairfax, VA

GMU Concert Hall

20-Dec

Fairfax, VA

GMU Concert Hall

21-Dec

Bethesda, MD

The Music Center at Strathmore

22-Dec

Bethesda, MD

The Music Center at Strathmore

23-Dec

Bethesda, MD

The Music Center at Strathmore

26-Dec

St. Petersburg, FL

Mahaffey Theatre

27-Dec

St. Petersburg, FL

Mahaffey Theatre

28-Dec

Fort Myers, FL

Barbra B. Mann Hall

29-Dec

Sarasota, FL

Van Wezel Hall

30-Dec

Miami, FL

Jackie Gleason Theater

 

 

 

 

Western Tour

 

6-Nov

Missoula, MT

Univ. of MT - Dennison Theater

10-Nov

Nanaimo, BC

Port Theatre – Swan Lake

12-Nov

Victoria, BC

Royal Theatre – Swan Lake

13-Nov

Vancouver, BC

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

14-Nov

Spokane, WA

INB Performing Arts Center

15-Nov

Great Falls, MT

Mansfield Theater

16-Nov

Calgary, AB

Art Commons

17-Nov

Edmonton, AB

Horowitz Theatre

18-Nov

Edmonton, AB

Horowitz Theatre

19-Nov

Regina, SK

Conexus Arts Centre

20-Nov

Saskatoon, SK

TCU Place

22-Nov

Brandon, MB

Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium

23-Nov

Brandon, MB

Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium

24-Nov

Winnipeg, MB

Burton Cummings Theatre

25-Nov

Grand Forks, ND

Chester Frtiz Auditorium

26-Nov

Minneapolis, MN

Orpheum Theatre

27-Nov

Eau Claire, WI

State Theatre

28-Nov

Rochester, MN

Mayo Civic Center

29-Nov

Aberdeen, SD

Johnson Fine Arts Center

30-Nov

Rapid City, SD

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

1-Dec

Sioux Falls, SD

The Washington Pavilion

2-Dec

Fairfield, IA

Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts

3-Dec

Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Theatre

4-Dec

Chicago, IL

Rosemont Theatre

5-Dec

Sioux City, IA

Orpheum Theatre

6-Dec

Cheyenne, WY

Cheyenne Civic Center

7-Dec

Casper, WY

Casper Events Center

8-Dec

Grand Junction, CO

Avalon Theatre

9-Dec

Denver, CO

Paramount Theatre

10-Dec

Denver, CO

Paramount Theatre

11-Dec

Albuquerque, NM

Kiva Auditorium

12-Dec

Tucson, AZ

Centennial Theatre

13-Dec

Tucson, AZ

Centennial Theatre

14-Dec

Bakersfield, CA

Fox Theatre

16-Dec

Los Angeles, CA

The Wiltern

17-Dec

Los Angeles, CA

The Wiltern

18-Dec

Santa Rosa, CA

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

19-Dec

San Francisco, CA

The Warfield

20-Dec

Cupertino, CA

Flint Center

21-Dec

San Diego, CA

Copley Symphony Hall

23-Dec

El Paso, TX

Plaza Theatre

24-Dec

El Paso, TX

Plaza Theatre

26-Dec   

San Antonio, TX

Majestic Theatre

27-Dec      

San Antonio, TX

Majestic Theatre

28-Dec

Midland, TX

Wagner Noel PAC

29-Dec

Waco, TX

MISD Midway PAC

30-Dec

McAllen, TX

Performing Arts Center

 

               

 

Central Tour

 

22-Nov   

Wilmington, NC

UNC-Wilmington Kenan Auditorium

25-Nov

Oklahoma City, OK

Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center

26-Nov

Kansas City, MO

Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

27-Nov

Indianapolis, IN

Old National Centre

28-Nov

Pittsburg, KS

PSU Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

29-Nov

Springfield, MO

Gillioz Theatre

30-Nov

St. Louis, MO

Fox Theatre

2-Dec

Memphis, TN

Canon Center

3-Dec

Birmingham, AL

Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center

4-Dec

Asheville, NC

US Cellular Center-Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

5-Dec

Marion, IL

Cultural and Civic Center

6-Dec

Kalamazoo, MI

James W. Miller Auditorium

7-Dec

Fort Wayne, IN

Embassy Theatre

8-Dec

Cape Girardeau

Bedell Performance Hall

9-Dec

Atlanta, GA

Rialto Center for the Performing Arts

10-Dec

Atlanta, GA

Rialto Center for the Performing Arts

11-Dec

Charlotte, NC

Ovens Auditorium

12-Dec

Bowling Green, KY

SKyPAC

13-Dec

Paducah, KY

Carson Center

14-Dec

Lima, OH

Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Cntr.

16-Dec

Louisville, KY

Memorial Auditorium

17-Dec

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Music Hall

18-Dec

Detroit, MI

Fox Theatre

19-Dec

Lexington, KY

Singletary Center of Fine Arts

20-Dec

Knoxville, TN

Tennessee Theatre

21-Dec

Chattanooga, TN

Tivoli Theatre

22-Dec

Little Rock, AZ

Robinson Center Music Hall

23-Dec

New Orleans, LA

Saenger Theatre

24-Dec

Panama City, FL

Marina Civic Center

26-Dec

Montgomery, AL

Montgomery PAC

27-Dec

Lakeland, FL

Lakeland Center-Youkey Theatre

28-Dec

Jacksonville, FL

Florida Theatre

29-Dec

Savannah, GA

Luas Theatre for the Arts

30-Dec

N. Charleston, NC

N. Charleston PAC

 

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