The 2010 Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour is a landmark occasion for us at the company. Not only is this one of the largest and longest Great Russian Nutcracker tours to date, but we are launching a brand new project!
We are proud to announce the Moscow Ballet Fine Art Gallery!
Moscow Ballet has selected visual artists who represent the contemporary sensibilities practiced in Russian visual art to create oil paintings in honor of the 100th anniversary of the “Father of Russian Ballet” Marius Petipa’s life and legacy. The first artists tapped whos work will be featured are Tatyana Kalyn, Alexandra Nedzvetskaya, Eugene Ivanov and Diane Taran. Their commissioned paintings are inspired by Petipa’s artistically acclaimed story ballets: Swan Lake, Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty, all of which have been presented by Moscow Ballet in North America hundreds of times over 18 years.
Learn more about the artists here.
The original prints will be available exclusively to patrons purchasing the Platinum Package. The Platinum Package contains tickets for the best seats, a limited edition print from the Gallery, a meet and greet with Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker soloists, as well as the Founding Members card. The prints will undergo the process of giclée printing with archival inks and substrate, and no more than 100 prints of each painting will be created. Only 7 pairs of Platinum Package tickets will be available at each performance.
The St. Petersburg Academy of Arts Foundation, representing artists from the famed Repin school located in St. Petersburg, is assisting Moscow Ballet in the selection of relevant painters for this project. Established in 1757 by Catherine the Great and known by many names: Academy of Arts of the USSR, Imperial Academy of the Arts, Ilya Repin Leningrad Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, the Repin Institute of Arts, and the St. Petersburg Academy of the Arts, the Academy remains one of the greatest sources of classic and contemporary Russian Art and Culture.
You can learn much more about the artists as well as see the available art work in detail by visiting us at:
As a Platinum patron, you will be assigned your personal Platinum Curator, Bobbie, who can help you pick your painting and answer any question you may have regarding the performance or the Gallery. Please do not hesitate to give Bobbie a call at 1 800 320 1733.
The Platinum Print Package is $350 per ticket. For the best seats and to choose your print, call Moscow Ballet Platinum Curator Bobbie at 800-320-1733. Regular Tickets are also on sale for Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker and start at $27.50. Buy online at www.nutcracker.com or call Ticketmaster 800.745.3000 and ask for a performance near you.