Peacock of Peace

Award-winning Choreographer and Moscow Ballet Master Danseur Touts Peacock of Peace

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) Nov. 5, 2019Award-winning choreographer and Moscow Ballet danseur Dmitry Omelchenko describes one of this year’s new props as a symbol of peace that unites all people of the world. “This year we integrated our beautiful peacock of peace, which continues the theme of the dove of peace that unites all the nations, races, and religions,” he said.

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Award-winning Choreographer and Moscow Ballet Master Danseur Touts Peacock of Peace

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(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) Nov. 5, 2019 – Award-winning choreographer and Moscow Ballet danseur Dmitry Omelchenko describes one of this year’s new props as a symbol of peace that unites all people of the world. “This year we integrated our beautiful peacock of peace, which continues the theme of the dove of peace that unites all the nations, races, and religions,” he said.

Omelchenko studied at the prestigious Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, from 1991 until 1999. He came to Moscow Ballet from the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg and is the recipient of the coveted Government of Ukraine Minister of Culture Choreography Award 2019 for his creation of Carmen as a full-length ballet.

In 2010, Omelchenko was recognized as an up-and-coming “force to be reckoned with” when he danced in the Musical Constellation competition and was nominated for best debut. In 2012, the ballet master was again recognized with the Best Production of 2012 award for his staging, set design, and costumes in the production of “Le Corsaire.” Omelchenko plays all of ballet’s top male roles including Prince Siegfried in “Swan Lake,” Bazil in “Don Quixote,” Albert in “Giselle,” Prince Desire in “Sleeping Beauty,” and Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet.”

Omelchenko credited the genius of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for setting the world stage with his music of “The Nutcracker.” Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” pays homage to Tchaikovsky by incorporating in the ballet world-renowned symbols of peace such as the peacock and dove. “Tchaikovsky wrote music for five nationalities (Russian, Arabian, Chinese, French, and Spanish) who can live on stage all united in peace and harmony, Omelchenko said.

He added that the “Great Russian Nutcracker” is a vehicle for peace that allows the dancers to spread goodwill to all people. Omelchenko choreographed a pas de quatre for the “Great Russian Nutcracker,” which he modeled after a dance in “Giselle.” “We want to bring peace to the world and warm hearts of all people who come to watch Moscow Ballet performances and want to pass this positive energy,” Omelchenko said.

In addition to the Great Russian Nutcracker and other classic ballet performances, Moscow Ballet advocates for community engagement in the arts and sends advance dancers to tour cities. Moscow Ballet Audition Directors audition local ballet students for children’s roles in the MB performances, click Dance-with-Us for more information on this program. The Audition Directors also audition local Musical Wunderkind to accompany the Principal Ballerina in a special pre-performance duet and they execute the New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life program which engages school children and youth groups in interactive arts awareness. All are provided gratis.

Moscow Ballet Spanish Variation in Great Russian NutcrackerMoscow Ballet – 2019 marks the 27th annual North American tour of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet and more classic Russian ballets. In many tour cities Moscow Ballet implements its signature Community Engagement programs, “Dance with Us,” “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life,  and Musical Wunderkind, engaging American children of all ages and abilities in interactive art experiences. www.moscowballet.com.

Talmi Entertainment- is the exclusive representation for Moscow Ballet’s North American Tour which occurs annually in more than 130 cities, from NYC to LA, and Miami to Calgary. Under Talmi Entertainment management, Moscow Ballet delivers unparalleled Russian artistry in the classic story ballets Great Russian Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Swan Lake and more. Talmi Entertainment was founded by Akiva Talmi;  producer, composer and recipient of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Richard Rodgers, and Leonard Bernstein Awardswww.talmientertainment.com

    

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