On August 24, Stay Home with Russian Seasons begins a vibrant week of choreography for all viewers. Passion for movement and the desire to surprise the viewers is precisely what the broadcast participants have in common.
The choreographic week opens on Tuesday evening (August 24) with a concert in honor of the 115th birthday of the great choreographer and teacher Igor Moiseyev. Every Igor Moiseyev Ballet performance is breathtaking in its grandiosity, the complexity of the piece, and the overall festive atmosphere. The broadcast will feature a rich program, which will include Moiseyev classics that have conquered the world: the famous Summer - the ensemble's trademark, the choreographic picture Football, the famous Gaucho, the legendary Yablochko, a piece of ballet "Evening in the Tavern" and even the famous Vietnamese dance performed by students of the ensemble's Studio School, which Igor Alexandrovich easily performed in his advanced years of life. In short, you won't get bored. The Igor Moiseyev Ballet is a long-time friend and partner of the Russian Seasons festival. In 2018 it captivated the people of Turin with its spectacular performance.
Igor Moiseyev's ballet was the first to build cultural bridges between the USSR, the European countries, Asia, Africa, North and South America. Since 1945 Igor Moiseyev's ballet opened all cultural connections of our country in all continents of our globe! He is called the first goodwill ambassador and cultural diplomat.
The ensemble's repertoire includes more than 200 dances, choreographic pictures, and suites, one-act ballets. Igor Moiseyev's legacy is undeniable, he was in many respects a pioneer, and it is no accident that Igor Moiseyev's ensemble is called the first.
"Igor Moiseyev's ballet is the utmost dance poetry, sparkling talent, incredible energy, and young enthusiasm. Each Moiseyev performance charges with optimism, vigor, inspires a sense of pride for Russian art. These outstanding achievements, in the minds of millions of audiences worldwide, are associated with the name of Igor Moiseyev - pioneer, artist, poet." - Elena Shcherbakova, Ballet Artistic Director.
On August 26, Thursday, the audience will enjoy creative performances of young choreographers in the international contemporary dance festival Open Look. The two choreographic productions, 'Black Garden' and 'Arena', will show not only incomparable dancing but also profound ideas laid down by the authors. The play "Black Garden" is a documentary production based on the memories of child eyewitnesses of the war in Nagorno-Karabakh 30 years ago. "Arena" is a production inspired by both Hip-Hop battles, ballroom, and traditional dance. In choreographic language, the piece talks about love without shying away from its creativity. It is about men and women who seduce each other, competing in cunning, irony, passion, folly, or frenzy. Along with Alexandrinsky Theater's New Stage, Valeria Kasparova's production of Black Garden will be presented in Yerevan.