Moscow Ballet’s 2010Tour Features Costumes from Award-Winning Costume Designer Olga Dumova

Father Christmas and Snow Maiden

Award-winning, international costume designer Olga Dumova, acclaimed for her unique technique of combining theatrical design with Russian history, will create new costumes for the 2010 North American tour of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake.

Dumova’s sumptuous costumes are exclusive to Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake and those who reserve their seats now are in for a rich visual feast. The 80 members of the Russian classically trained troupe who perform Nutcracker and Swan Lake matinee and evening performances, bring Dumova’s beautiful creations to life as battling mice, snowflakes, Arabian princes and many more. The highly ornamental costumes each display opulence and grandeur, a costuming tradition that dates back hundreds of years in Russia.

Snow Maidens Costume

Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake tickets will make one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts this year. Dumova’s costumes, which draw upon fashion’s haute couture, will be worn in the Great Russian Nutcracker by Moscow Ballet’s exclusive Father Christmas (Ded Moroz) and his daughter the Snow Maiden (Snigorochka). Check out the handwork!

Close up of the sequins detail

Audiences across the US and Canada will have plenty of opportunity to see Dumova’s detailed work since Moscow Ballet’s production of The Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake tours to 70 cities throughout North America. It’s well worth the price to get orchestra seats to see Dumova’s detailed beading and hand-sewn trimming work up close!

Close up of Hat Detail

In addition to Moscow Ballet’s productions, Dumova also does costume work for the finest theatrical groups in the world including Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre of Opera and Ballet, the Strasburg Theatre in France and the Hermitage Youth Center in St Petersburg, Russia, to name a few. Prestigious awards and recognition include First Place at “Eve’s Rib” International Exhibition, in Moscow.

Tickets are now on sale for Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake and start at $27.50. Buy online at www.nutcracker.com or call Ticketmaster 800.745.3000 and ask for a performance near you.

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