S.Prokofiev “Romeo and Julia”. Premiere
Ernst Neizvestny
the Academic Ensemble of folk dancing directed by Igor Moisseiev
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Opera music. Victoria Loukianets. Oleg Kulko
Victor Tretiakov. Denis Matsouev. Conductor Vladimir Ziva.


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Festival Inauguration Ceremony. Gala-concert of the State Academic Ensemble of folk dancing  directed by Igor Moisseiev.

the 24th of August, 20:30, Big hall  of the Congress Palace.
Dinner a la fourchette. Fireworks.

The State Academic Ensemble  of folk dancing is created in 1937. Igor Moisseiev  has been its director ever since. Igor Moisseiev, born in 1906 in Kiev, in 1924 graduated from the  Moscow choreographic school  (the class of A.Gorsky, a famous Russian choreographer). From 1924 to 1939 he danced in  Bolshoi, he played the first roles in classic and modern ballets.

In 1930 he begins a carrier of choreographer putting on the stage such shows as “Footballer”, “ Salammbo”, “Useless Precaution ”, “The Three Fat Men”, etc. Almost all oh them were realised in Bolshoi. The aim and the aspiration of Igor Moisseiev is to find a new language of the classic dance and to enrich the means of the expression. At the same time his interest turned to folk dances. First he put on the stage some folk dances for the operas of Bolshoi like “Carmen”, “The love for three oranges”, “Demon”. In the thirties he created a folk ensemble under the Popular Theatre. In the 10th of February of 1937 the first meeting of dancers took place, marking the creation of the first Ensemble  of folk dancing of  Russia. Prodigiously prolific, during this period the chief choreographer and the artists of the ensemble created more than 100 programs of different kinds. The great part of them are choreographic scenes, dynamic and picturesque, suites of folk dances of the whole world which should be defined as dancing and folk shows with speaking names “The Night on the Bald Mountain”, “Buffoons Joking”, “Seasons  of the Year”, “Pictures of the Past”, “Aragon Hunting”, “People Scenes”, “The Way to the Dance”, “An Evening in the Tavern” and many others. Performances of the Ensemble took place in 54 countries all over the world, some countries having seen them many times. Often the shows were shown on the biggest scenes of concert halls and theatres including the famous Metropolitan-Opera and the Grand-Opera. Igor Moisseiev won seven State Prizes, 10 awards of Russia and 19 decorations of foreign countries for having made brilliant choreographic programs. He is a member of the French Academy of music and dance.

the 25th of August
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the 26th of August
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the 27th of August
“Golden voices”. Opera music evening.
Execution: Victoria Loukianets (soprano), Oleg Kulko (tenor). Accompanied by the Symphonic orchestra of Moscow conducted by Vladimir Ziva. Debussy Hall. >>>

the 28th of August
Closing ceremony of the Festival. Premiere of the ballet “Romeo and Julia” by S.Prokofiev
“Kremlin Ballet” Theatre . Artistic director Andrei Petrov, stage-manager and choreographer Youri Grigorovich Big hall of the Congress Palace. Dinner a la fourchette.>>>

from 24th to 28th of August
Exhibition-sale of works of Ernst Neizvestny.
Hall of the Congress Palace.>>>
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