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Summer Ballet Seasons 2007
03 July 2007 - 25 August 2007

SCHEDULE 03 July 2007 - 25 August 2007

Ballet Show "Summer Seasons 2008" will take place in July - August 2008.
The exact dates and the playbill will be announced in February - March 2008. If you are interested in playbill for 2008, please e-mail us at fb@OperaAndBallet.com or call us. As soon as the playbill will be announced, we will let you know immediately.
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The SUMMER BALLET SEASONS were founded in 2001 and immediately attracted the attention of audiences. The repertoire of the Seasons consists of classics performed by promising and prominent Russian ballet companies.

More than 200,000 people have visited performances of the Seasons during these years.
In 2001, the project was planned as the means to settle tourist problems - in the period of summer vacations, closed theatres and concert halls, it was impossible to form a worthy cultural program for foreign tourists. Time passed, and today the Seasons have turned into a prominent cultural event in Moscow. The performances of both the ballet companies, participating in SBS- 2007, are a great rarity in their own country, as they tour abroad most of the year. For example Moscow City Ballet had 15 annual tours and more than 1500 performances just in UK!

The conception of the Summer Ballet Seasons is to cherish the inherited treasures of the Russian national culture.

The performances traditionally take place in the very heart of Moscow in the old Russian Academic Theatre next to the worldwide known Bolshoi and opposite the Kremlin and Red Square.

Ballet Show "Summer Seasons 2008" will take place in July - August 2008.
The exact dates and the playbill will be announced in February - March 2008. If you are interested in playbill for 2008, please e-mail us at fb@OperaAndBallet.com or call us. As soon as the playbill will be announced, we will let you know immediately.
Please note, that you are qualify for advance booking discounts if you book early.
TOLL FREE USA: +1 (866) 869 8634; TOLL FREE UK: +44 (0) 800 279 7129
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Russian
Academic
Theatre

The SUMMER BALLET SEASONS were founded in 2001 and immediately attracted the attention of audiences. The repertoire of the Seasons consists of classics performed by promising and prominent Russian ballet companies.

More than 200,000 people have visited performances of the Seasons during these years.

In 2001, the project was planned as the means to settle tourist problems - in the period of summer vacations, closed theatres and concert halls, it was impossible to form a worthy cultural program for foreign tourists. Time passed, and today the Seasons have turned into a prominent cultural event in Moscow. The performances of both the ballet companies, participating in SBS- 2007, are a great rarity in their own country, as they tour abroad most of the year. For example Moscow City Ballet had 15 annual tours and more than 1500 performances just in UK!

The conception of the Summer Ballet Seasons is to cherish the inherited treasures of the Russian national culture.

The performances traditionally take place in the very heart of Moscow in the old RAMT (Russian Academic Theatre) next to the worldwide known Bolshoi and opposite the Kremlin and Red Square.

The Russian theatre is based by Natalia Sats in 1921. The national actress of the USSR, the winner of the State premiums of the USSR Natalia Sats - the founder of theatre, the art director and the theatre director with 1921 for 1937 Then it was the Moscow theatre for children which was in a building of former cinema Ars.
The theatre experiments new forms, not forgetting traditions of school of Stanislavsky. The repertoir is under construction on literary fairy tales and folklore, on classics, domestic and foreign and, it is obligatory on modern dramatic art.



Moscow City Ballet (MCB)

In 1988, the Russian choreographer and former soloist of the Bolshoi Ballet, Victor Smirnov-Golovanov, founded the Classical Ballet Theatre, which is known abroad as Moscow City Ballet. The Company"s success, both at home and abroad, makes it one of Russia"s most extensively touring ballet companies.

Considering classical ballet to be an important part of the national heritage of Russia, Victor Smirnov-Golovanov aims to bring it to as wide a public as possible, especially to the new generation of ballet-going youngsters.

Some of the Company"s greatest successes have been in the United Kingdom, where it has given more than 1,500 performances since 1991, all under the auspices of Victor Hochhauser. In addition, Moscow City Ballet has appeared in Belgium, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, the People"s Republic of China, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, the USA and, naturally, in Russia itself. The touring schedule of the Company is always very tight and the tours are planned long ahead.

Moscow City Ballet is renowned for the perfection of its corps de ballet in the best traditions of the Russian school of classical ballet. This is ensured by the unceasing efforts, both in production and rehearsal, of Victor Smirnov-Golovanov and his wife, Lyudmila Nerubaschenko. Smirnov-Golovanov"s own productions, as well as older versions of the classical ballets, all share a clearly defined style and choreographic integrity.

The Company of more than 60 dancers is drawn from graduates of all the finest choreographic academies and schools in Russia and the Ukraine, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm, Kiev, Novosibirsk, Ufa and Alma-Ata, as well as guest artists from abroad. Moscow City Ballet appears regularly with its own orchestra and is in constant demand all over the world.



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Russian National Ballet Theatre (RNBT)

The Russian National Ballet Theatre (RNBT) was founded with the help and support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The necessity to have a young, promising and vibrant theatre with a unique potential in both kinds of dance, classical and modern, was the main reason for its foundation. Talent and devotion to art is its major principle. This is support by the outstanding talent and devotion of the celebrated masters Russian ballet, such as, People`s Artist of the USSR Professor Moiseev, People`s Artist of Russia Professor R. Struchkova, People`s Artist of USSR M. Lavrovsky, People`s Artist of USSR Y. Vladimirov and others.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre has given Russian ballet a new lease of life. The theater"s repertoire includes not only classical performances such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Scotland Suite, Don Quixote and Gala Concert, but also modern ballets set to the music of Mozart, Bach, Ravel and others. The company personnel numbers more than 50 dancers, and is the result of the pain-staking search for dedicated and talented artists. A great effort has gone into providing the correct atmosphere and conditions in which to develop and perfect the artists` mastery and creative pursuits. The company"s main soloists are: Honoured Artist of Russia M. Bogdanova, E. Berezina, O. Pavlova and prize winners of international ballet competitions - M. Romanov, K. Pavinskaya, N. Ivanova, N. Kungurtseva, to name but a few.

Artistic Director of the company is Vladimir Moiseev, the Honoured Artist of Russia and the soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre. The company"s General Director is the Honoured Artist of Russia, Evgeny Amosov. The Theatre`s soloists have been invited to perform principal roles in the leading theatres of Russia, Italy, Spain, Japan, the United States, Mexico, Australia, South Korea and Mainland China. And the company tours intensively all over the world as well. They"ve been announced the best touring company in China in the years 2001 and 2002.

The major creative principle of the Theatre is not only careful preservation the Russian classical ballet school, but also the development of new forms of choreographic expressiveness, as well as discovering new models, directions and possibilities of dance.

Rakhmaninov Symphony Orchestra

The Rakhmaninov Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1995, was directed by the celebrated conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre Andrei Chistyakov.

Rakhmaninov Symphony Orchestra The RSO collaborates with many composers, both in Russia and abroad, including Michelle Legrande and Ennio Morricone. As a result of such collaborations, the orchestra has not only performed many successful concerts, but also released numerous disks.

The RSO has worked with such companies as:
Movida-film and television A.B.
Nordisk-film
Concorde-New Horizons. USA
TOEI. Japan
Ima films, UGC Images. France
Numero Uno, Artmosfera. Italy

From its founding, the orchestra has participated in the yearly Maya Plisetskaya Festival in Finland, where they have performed such works as Swan Lake, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, and Carmen.

With the arrival in 2005 of A. Petukhov, the orchestra intensified its performance schedule: they now perform in Moscow"s finest concert halls, including the Great Hall of Moscow State Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Hall, The Central State Concert Hall "Russia", and the Kremlin Palace. The RSO has a long-term contract with the Kremlin Palace, which is located in the territory of the Kremlin and has seating for 6000.

At the Italian-Russian Festival, the RSO premiered modern Italian composer Bruno Cantini"s opera "Anastasia". The festival was an important event in Moscow"s cultural life.

In the near future, the RSO is planning concerts in Finland, France, and Germany.


Russian Academic Theatre hall plan




Press-releases


  • WHATS SUMMER WITHOUT BALLET?
    "Moskovskaya pravda"
  • SBS REVIVES TRADITION
    "Vecherniaya Moskva"
  • ETERNAL DANCE
    "Novye Izvestia"
  • ROMEO AND JULIET, KINGS THEATRE, GLASGOW
    he Herald
  • ROMEO AND JULIET - MOSCOW CITY BALLET - EVERYMAN THEATRE
    Gloucestershire Echo


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