Limited edition prints of contemporary art included in Moscow Ballet’s Exclusive Platinum Experience

Moscow Ballet partners with St Petersburg’s Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in the first annual “Ballet Art Juried Exhibition.” Held in May 2011 in anticipation of the 150th Anniversary of the prestigious Conservatory, prints of the top three selected artist’s work are available exclusively in Moscow Ballet’s Platinum Experience ticket package for the 60 city tour of Romeo and Juliet and the Great Russian Nutcracker

Red Dancer, by Elmira Mustafina, and in Moscow Ballet Platinum Package

Red Dancer, by Elmira Mustafina, and in Moscow Ballet Platinum Package

Over 50 artists, associated with the Conservatory, entered the contest. The three winners, Inom Mansurov, Elmira Mustafina and Anastasia Vostrezova, received prize purses in addition to having their art included in the Platinum Experience. Legendary choreographer, considered by many to be the greatest working ballet classicist, Oleg Vinogradov chaired the exhibition and was one of 3 judges. Vinogradov is himself a painter and current Director of Dance at the renowned Conservatory.

Moscow Ballet is honored by his support of the inaugural exhibition and feels that his long standing artistic vision is a contributing factor in the world-wide success that ballet has seen in the last half century. Other judges include Moscow Ballet producer Dan Talmi and Natalia Yablakova, director at the Conservatory and curator of the exhibition.

Exhibition judges Dan Talmi, Nataliya Yablakova and Oleg Vinogradov

Exhibition judges Dan Talmi, Nataliya Yablakova and Oleg Vinogradov

Moscow Ballet keeps the standard of their productions at the highest artistic level which is consistently recognized by the press;  “Expansive…the Russian style is elegantly generous, and so the experience is never meager” Alastair Macaulay NY Times; “Aristocratic finesse” Donald Rosenberg Plain Dealer; and “Breathtaking, awe-inspiring” Charleston Today.  Moscow Ballet’s unique work in bringing acclaimed Russian dancers and artists in all genres, now including visual painters, to North America continues to expand the artistic experience of its American patrons.  www.nutcracker.com.

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