The State Folk Dance Ensemble named after Maestro Igor Moiseev (Ensemble)|
Igor Moiseyev state academic ensemble of popular dance was established in
1937 as a first professional folk dancing company in the world. Its founder is
an outstanding Russian ballet-master and choreographer Igor Moiseyev.
On February 10, 1937, Igor Moiseyev gathered together a core of approximately
forty dancers in a studio on Moscow’s Leontievsky Street. The nascent company
included the very best dancers from amateur companies across the country, and a
handful of professional ballet dancers from the Bolshoi School and other
Since 1940 the Company is based at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.
Moiseyev is the pride and glory of 20th Century. For more than half a century he
has remained the symbol of highly professional and the same time of extremely
sincere and hearty art.
Nowadays the repertoire of the dance Company contains about 300 dances of the
peoples of the world as well as dances, choreographic picture, miniatures,
suites and one-act ballets such as the "Polovetsean dances” (music – A.
Borodin), "A Night on the Bald Mountain”(music – M. Musorgsky), "At the Skating
– Ring” ( music- I. Shtrauss); the "Spanish Ballade” (music – Pablo de Luna),
"An Evening in the Tavern”, Jewish suite "Family Joys”.
Such a genre variety of the repertoire permits to consider the Company a true
Academic theatre of folk dancing. Having turned to folklore the Moiseyev company
brought to stage its virgin purity, sunny love of life, optimism, light and life
power. The company is implementing a great mission of bringing peoples together,
summoning human sincerity and openness.
In 1943, for the first time in the world practice, Igor Moiseyev organized a
school – studio of folk dance – virtuoso and master, able to master various
styles and characteristic modes of dancing. Starting to work with a little group
of enthusiasts Igor Moiseyev has brought up actors of great artistic culture.
What Moiseyev has achieved since 1937 is something like dancing encyclopedia of
In 1967 the company was given the name of an Academic Dance Company. During
the period of its existence the company has played on tour in more then 60
countries of the world, being accompanied everywhere by a triumphal success.
In 2011 Igor Moiseyev Ballet was awarded gran-prix at the Italian
professional choreographic award "Anita Bucchi" for the best performance of
During triumphal tour in Paris, in December, 2011, to the 75 anniversary of
Igor Moiseyev Ballet, UNESCO awarded the company by the "Five continents"
On the 10th of February 2012 Igor Moiseyev state academic ensemble of popular
dance celebrated its 75th anniversary by gala performance in the Bolshoi
During 2013 – 2015 Igor Moiseyev Ballet has gone on tour in 18 countries such
as Turkey, Mexico, Jordan, Poland, Austria, Italy etc.
Igor Moiseyev state academic ensemble of popular dance is full of new plans
and ideas. It is equipped with the wealth of professional skills and young
enthusiasm. Great professionals – Moiseyev’s artists – are always ready for new
tours and new premieres. Moiseyev’s dances will be required by posterity of
spectators. Works of this wonderful artist are full of love, joy and happiness
which are so necessary for mankind.
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07:15The State Folk Dance Ensemble named after Maestro Igor Moiseev.
Gopak (Hopak) is a traditional Folk Ukrainian dance.