"It's really an amazing opportunity for our public to have a ballerina of this stature come here," he said. "She's noted, too, for her Russian heritage training.
"For us, it's a great change of pace. We've had Misha Ilyin here for so many years (in The Nutcracker), and he came out of that same school and company. But for our dancers, 99 percent of whom are female, this is a really nice thing for them to have ... that kind of role model."
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 12:39 PM
Posted 28 November 2011 - 12:41 PM
Set to Peter Tchaikovsky’s famous score, Moscow Ballet’s production features lavish costumes, nine hand-painted backdrops with 3-D ornamentation and fanciful, larger-than-life puppets designed by Russian puppet master Valentin Federov. This show is appropriate for the whole family.
Dozens of Grand Forks area youth have been chosen to perform alongside the Russian professionals for the “Great Russian Nutcracker.” Dance, etc! of Grand Forks has been the host studio for the Moscow Ballet student program, with a Moscow Ballet Russian master dance instructor and soloist serving as audition and rehearsal director. Here is a list of youth dancers, provided by the Moscow Ballet.....
Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:06 PM
Sylvie Guillem together with Russell Maliphant, Royal Ballet of Flanders, controversial Canadian choreographer Dave St-Pierre, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba and Jonzi D have all been confirmed for the month-long festival next spring.
More than 1,000 people are also being asked to get involved in a huge public event called Home. Based on people's ideas of the meaning of home, the final performance will see dancers moving through the streets of the city performing on doormats.
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