Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Ballet: Kremlin Ballet's "The Snow Maiden" TONIGHT in Moscow

Tonight - Wednesday, April 8th - The Kremlin Ballet will be in Moscow performing The Snow Maiden, dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the birth of Tchaikovsky! (His actual birthdate was May 7th, 1840).

Special events honoring the composer will be held all over Russia throughout the year, and this is one of those events.

From the Kremlin Palace (auto-translated from Russian):
Snow Maiden image is unique to Russian culture and, in particular, for the choreographic art.  
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Alexander Ostrovsky's play "The Snow Maiden" was a true masterpiece, one of the most inspired works, filled with light, rich colors, violent flowering fabulous colorful images.  
" The Snow Maiden "was a creative way to PI Tchaikovsky bridge from the first compositional experiments and brilliant insights in "Swan Lake", "Eugene Onegin". As himself admitted PI Tchaikovsky, he liked the play "Snow Maiden", he effortlessly composed all the music for three weeks.  
At the stage of the State Kremlin Palace springtime tale directed by Andrei Petrov gained strength ancient pagan myth. The grand scene, dazzling costumes, powerful scenery, original choreography, the perfection of classical dance and acting skills of talented troupe create an unforgettable, fantastic impression in adults, and the young spectator.
You can see more lovely photos HERE.

According to what I can understand, the Kremlin Ballet will be taking The Snow Maiden and Swan Lake to China at some point during the year (2015) as well. I couldn't find more specific details, other than the destination is specifically Tianjin.

If you'd like to go TONIGHT:
The Snow Maiden (Snegurochka): Kremlin Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's ballet based on Alexander Ostrovsky's tale of love. Kremlin Palace. Moscow Kremlin, the Troitsky Gate entrance. Metro Alexandrovsky Sad. Ticket office 1 Ulitsa Vozdvizhenka. Metro Borovitskaya. 495-628-5232, kremlinpalace.org. At 7 p.m.

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