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MOSCOW BALLET FEATURED IN NEW MICHELLE OBAMA BOOK

In a sneak preview of her new book, Michelle Obama looks back on the darkest day her and her husband faced while living in the White House – the day of the Sandy Hook shooting. She eloquently recounts the gratefulness she felt for her daughter as she watched her perform on stage with the Moscow Ballet, stating “she could give herself over to it, at least for a moment, allowing herself to move through this heaven where nobody spoke and everyone danced and a holiday was always just about to arrive.”

Moscow Ballet is honored to have had Sasha Obama as one of our many Child Peace Ambassadors over the years and we hope all our Dance-with-Us children continue to carry the torch of peace with them throughout their lives, spreading Moscow Ballet’s message of peace, unity and inclusion far beyond their time spent on stage.
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image008Picture credit: Pete Souza – The White House – Former President Barack Obama works on his remarks for a vigil in Newtown at a dress rehearsal of the Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker,” in which his daughter, Sasha, portrayed a mouse, at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland, Dec. 16, 2012.
image008Sasha Obama portrayed a mouse in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker through the “Dance-with-Us” program.

Moscow Ballet Featured as Peace Maker on CNN World-Wide

(CNN)News Anchor Christi Paul interviewed Moscow Ballet producer Akiva Talmi, local Atlanta Ballet student performing in the show and Russian Ballet Super Star and Moscow ballet performer Andrey Batalov. Allegations of Russian collusion may have cast a spotlight on divisions in the political arena, but there's at least one stage where Russia and the US seem to be in step and that is with Moscow Ballet!

Moscow Ballet performs the "Great Russian Nutcracker" across the United States and Canada. 2017 was the ballet company's 25th anniversary 'Nutcracker' tour, visiting the US annually since the Glasnost Era allowed it. And Moscow Ballet’s performance of "The Nutcracker" differs from the traditional version. There is no Sugar Plum Fairy, but there is a Dove of Peace, a gift given to the principal character, Masha, during the Christmas party scene.

Moscow Ballet producer Akiva Talmi said Masha flies on "the wings of the Dove of Peace around the world seeking peace and harmony. She goes to France, Italy, Africa -- all around the world. And she finds peace and harmony through love." To show its commitment to the theme of love and peace, the Moscow Ballet created the "Dance with Us" program where young US ballet students audition, rehearse and perform with the famous Russian dancers!

   
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Moscow Ballet Musical Wunderkind Jieming Tang interviewed on Cleveland NPR station WCLV  screen shot 2015-12-11 at 1.32.33 pm
   
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Great Russian Nutcracker tours Calgary with resplendently detailed, colourful production  thumbgilette-selects-41-nut-doll-and-masha
   
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Voice of Russia Radio Features Moscow Ballet Producer Akiva Talmi!

 


   
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