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Ballet Show "Summer Seasons" by Russian National Ballet Theatre
01 July 2015 - 28 August 2015

SCHEDULE 01 July 2015 - 28 August 2015


Russian
National
Theatre

Summer Ballet Seasons in Moscow are an integral part of the summertime cultural life that already became a tradition: the Seasons have been an annual fixture of the cultural calendar since 2001. This year, from July 1 to August 28 the best classical ballets will be performed on stage of the Russian National Theatre for 15th time.

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.

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 all the ballet companies, participating in Summer Ballet Seasons, 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 the UK! 

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

Ballet Show "Summer Seasons" by leading Ballet Companies: Moscow City Ballet and Russian National Ballet Theatre
Click to enlargeThis is the fourth year the the Summer Ballet Seasons are organized in partnership with state unitary enterprise MosConcert with support from the Department of Culture of the city of Moscow. Participants include the best Moscow troupes: “La Classique” Moscow Ballet run by Elik Melikov and Moscow City Ballet Theatre run by Victor Smirnov-Golovanov, etc. For the third time the Seasons open their stage to the Russian Classical Ballet troup headed by Oksana Usacheva.

For several years already the Seasons’ participants include foreign ballet troups that are known both for their artistic interpretations of classical storylines and for their innovative modern production. For example, last year the tour of “Kiev Modern Ballet” theatre headed by the iconic young choreographer Radu Poklitaru enjoyed great success. Ballet Show "Summer Seasons" by leading Ballet Companies: Moscow City Ballet and Russian National Ballet Theatre
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The performances of Summer Ballet Seasons traditionally take place in the Russian National Theatre located in the very heart of Moscow — at Teatralnaya Square, next to Bolshoi and Malyi theaters, in the magnificent old mansion — a unique monument of architecture built in the 19th century. This place was always known as the center of Moscow’s cultural life. It was frequented by Anna Kern, this is where the Artistic coterie headed by Alexander Ostrovsky gathered for its meetings, this stage witnessed performances by Fedor Shalyapin and Leonid Sobinov and in 1924—1936 it was home to Moscow Art Theatre-II, Ballet Show "Summer Seasons" by leading Ballet Companies: Moscow City Ballet and Russian National Ballet Theatre
Click to enlargewhose director was Mikhail Chekhov.

Each year the theatre’s lobby hosts exhibitions organized within the framework of the Summer Ballet Seasons. Last year we showed mosaic works of art, which were a part of the exhibition dedicated to the anniversary of the great French Impressionist painter Claude Monet.

The Summer Ballet Seasons projects seeks to preserve and promote Russia’s cultural heritage and introduces the audiences to the world-famous classical Russian ballet. In the course of 14 years of the Summer Ballet Seasons’ existence the performances were seen by more than 400,000 people. Initially the project was conceived specifically for foreign tourists who were  visiting Moscow after the closing of the theatre season. But residents of the capital showed great interest in the performances and very quickly the Summer Ballet Seasons became summertime Moscow’s business card.


 
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Russian Classic Ballet


Russian Classical Ballet company with was founded at the close of the 1990th and invited artists from the leading theaters of Moscow and CIS countries to join its ranks. Robert Pratt, a famous British-American impresario, also took an active part in shaping the company.

Its first full-featured tour happened in 2002, and today the company reveals a beautiful world of classical Russian ballet to viewers in a number of countries, including Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and China.

Oksana Usacheva is the company's artistic director. Together with wellknown choreographers from Russia, Italy and Belgium she rediscovers the best classic shows, such as «The Swan Lake», «The Nutcracker», «The Sleeping Beauty» and many others.

Ballet Show Summer Seasons by Russian National Ballet Theatre
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Moscow Ballet company "La Classique"

The Moscow Ballet of Classical Choreography – “La Classique” was founded in 1990 by its current director Elik Melikov, utilising ballet dancers from the leading theatres of the CIS Countries and the Bolshoi, Kirov and Ballet Theatres of Kiev, Odessa, Tbilisi, Perm and etc. The following ballets were staged and are now in the repertoire of the theatre.

The prominent choreographers were working at the theatre. They are: N.Ryzhenko, V.Kovtun, N.Dolgushin, V.Litvinov, Serge Manguette (Italy). The following coachers trained the dancers of the company: N.Zolotova, A.Prokofyev, B.Rakhmanin, L.Semenyaka, A.Kulayeva, L.Guseva, V.Koshelev.

The following ballet-stars have been dancing with the company: Anastasia Chumakova, Alexander Tarasov, N.Pavlova, L.Kunakova, A.Bogatyryov, L.Semenyaka, N.Yeryominko, A.Mikhalchenko, N.Semizorova, M.Peretokin, I.Pyatkina, R.Pronin and etc. Recently world-renowned soloists: Nadejda Ivanova, Andrey Shalin, Dmitry Smirnov, Ekaterina Shaliapina, Evgenia Bespalova, Mixail Mixailov, Ekaterina Karpova, Andrey Laypin and others lead the Moscow Ballet “La Classique”.

The various scenographers cooperated with the company. Among them are: Ìarina Sokolova, Maria Zavitskaya, Luca Dall’alpi (Italy), Evgeny Gurenko, Marina Zotova and etc.

Currently Albina Dmitrieva, Evgenia Novikova, Ekaterina Karpova, Irina Lazareva are coaching the trouppe. Damir Ismagilov and Boris Volkov frequently designed lighting.
Nowadays the following high professionals comprise a stage team: stage manager – Sergey Bugakov, lighting designer – Sergey Yurkin, sound manager – Alexey Danilenko, wardrobe supervisor – Nina Yurkina, administrator – Valery Merkulov.

Always in demand, Moscow Ballet “La Classique” thrilled the ballet lovers during the passed period with the successful tours in Italy, Morocco, Spain, Egypt, Austria, Norway, Taiwan, China, France, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.


Ballet Show Summer Seasons by Russian National Ballet Theatre
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The Orchestra of the Summer Ballet Seasons

The orchestra of the Summer Ballet Seasons was created in 2002 specially to contribute the work of the project. For these years the orchestra, following the best music traditions, has formed its own style to perform ballet music which is well known among theatre audience and music lovers. Not only experienced musicians – representatives of main schools of mastery in Moscow – are working in the orchestra, there are also young performers, which were graduated from Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Gnesin Russian Academy of Music.

The orchestra of the Summer Ballet Seasons has repeatedly participated in tours of Russian ballet companies in USA, China, France, Germany. It was noted in foreign press that “orchestra is not only an accompaniment, but the full member of performance”.

Pavel Ovsiannikov

Pavel Ovsiannikov was born in 1951.

In 1977 has graduated from Moscow State Conservatory named after P.I. Tchaikovsky (class of K. Hachaturyan). Since 1978 and till 2004 – conductor, then the artistic director and the chief conductor of the President orchestra of the Russian Federation.

A huge amount of records with the best soloists of classic and popular music were released. With great success President Orchestra, with P. Ovsiannikov as a conductor, performed on tours in USA, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Israel, Greece and other countries. Pavel Ovsiannikov performed in the most prestigious concert halls and theatres of our country and abroad.

He cooperates with many famous ballet troupes and his repertoire includes as much as 20 ballets. He worked at the ballet performances with the outstanding personalities of a ballet art like Yu.Grigorovich, E.Maksimova and V. Vassiliev, A.Petrov, N.Kasatkina and V.Vasilyov.

Pavel Ovsiannikov is a member of the Union of composers of Russia. He is the author of the ballet «Tom Sawyer» which has been staged first at the State Kremlin Palace (1998). Presentation of his other ballet «Katya and the Prince of Siame» (2003) took place in the capital of Thailand – Bangkok.

Since 2005 and till now Pavel Ovsiannikov is the artistic director and the chief conductor of the Russian symphony orchestra «The Orchestra of the XXI Century». He tours extensively and successfully in Russia and all over the world.

Ballet Show Summer Seasons by Russian National Ballet Theatre
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Hall plan


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Press-releases


  • WHAT‘S SUMMER WITHOUT BALLET?
    "Moskovskaya pravda"
  • SBS REVIVES TRADITION
    "Vecherniaya Moskva"
  • ETERNAL DANCE
    "Novye Izvestia"
  • ROMEO AND JULIET, KING‘S THEATRE, GLASGOW
    Òhe Herald
  • ROMEO AND JULIET - MOSCOW CITY BALLET - EVERYMAN THEATRE
    Gloucestershire Echo


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  • SCHEDULE 01 July 2015 - 28 August 2015



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