Wednesday, December 5, 2007

A Brief Report on the World Premiere of Snow Maiden

The Snow Maiden production premiered this week in Moscow. Valery Lantratov reports that it was well received by the sold-out crowd. We promise photos and reviews soon.

"I think it will be interesting to the American public," Valery says, "because Americans tend to like dymanic group dances. This has a Russian theme. It is from our tradition, but this is a show."

The performance features a variety of styles from beautiful classical duets to high-energy modern and contemporary movements.

"It has no pauses, the action never stops," Valery says. "It is fast moving. The dance is designed very well. It uses sophisticated technique and draws on Russian culture."

Valery leaves next week for a tour of Cyprus with The Nutcracker. We'll keep you updated on both these projects as information comes in.

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Resource of the Day

We've had so much news from Moscow lately that's it's been a while since we've brought you "This Week in Dance History" or news from the world of dance. We came across a resource for your ballet fix which we'd like to recommend: Where Were You Sitting? Alexandra Tomalonis shares dance reviews and commentary.