The famed Moscow Ballet, under the guidance of choreographer and Ballet master Vladimir Troschenko, begins a summer European Tour of the time-honored ballet Swan Lake in 61 performances in over 35 cities, on June 30 in Paris, France. The tour travels across France and the Riviera, through Spain and Portugal, stopping in Cannes, Lisbon, and Valencia, to name a few tour cities, and ending on August 31 in Tarragone, Spain.
The tour then heads to the USA for late fall, early winter 2010.
Moscow Ballet is known for its annual, touring Great Russian Nutcracker and full-length productions of the classic story-ballets; Swan Lake, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and others.
Troschenko comments, “I have partnered the legends, danced in capitals around the world but our Paris premiere of Swan Lake will be our most memorable yet.“
Akiva Talmi, founder and producer of Moscow Ballet, says, “Vladimir is a pure classicist. He staged the most compelling Swan Lake, which moves at the speed of light. He is an impeccable Ballet Master who always makes his dancers look sublime.”
Moscow Ballet’s Ballet Master Vladimir Troschenko graduated with honors from the Vaganova Academy; the school of the Kirov/Mariinsky Theater located in St. Petersburg and is an honors graduate of The Moscow State Academy of Choreography, one of the oldest and most prestigious ballet schools in the world, located in Moscow.
Legendary as a dance partner, Troschenko was selected by three important Russian prima ballerinas to partner them — Nadia Pavlova, Ludmilla Seminyaka and Galina Mezentseva.
His choreographic repertoire includes Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Troschenko is director of Odessa Ballet Theater, director and head choreographer of the Russian Classic Ballet Theatre in Kiev and Ballet Master of Moscow Ballet’s North American tours of The Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake.
His start with Moscow Ballet was again as a chosen partner for the prima ballerina in Swan Lake in 1998. He went on to become Ballet Master in the mid-1990’s. Troschenko is currently creating new staging for Swan Lake, to be premiered in Paris, France on June 30 and in Moscow Ballet’s North American Tour of 2010 on November 6.
He originally designed the Swan Lake choreography for the Kiev State Academic Opera and Ballet, the national theatre of Ukraine. Moscow Ballet’s Swan Lake will be performed in Calgary, Edmonton, Winnepeg and more in Canada in November. Headlining the tour are soloists Anna Dorosh, Honored Artist of Ukraine and soloist with the Kiev State Academic Opera and Ballet of Ukraine, and Anton Chepek, a majestic Russian archetype of a dancer who is also a sought after partner.
Moscow Ballet – 2010 North American Tour
Two simultaneous tours of the Great Russian Nutcracker and Swan Lake will visit 70 cities in the United States and Canada in November and December 2010. Ballet Masters for the 2010 tour are Vladimir Troschenko (western tour) and Anatoli Emelianov (eastern tour). For tickets and more information go to www.nutcracker.com.
Created by award-winning Juilliard alumnus, composer/conductor and theatrical producer, Akiva Talmi, the organization evolved out of Talmi’s all-star Russian “Glasnost Festival Tour” (1986-92).
Moscow Ballet made its debut in 1993 with the Great Russian Nutcracker which was directed and choreographed by soloist Stanislav Vlasov of the famous Russian Bolshoi Theatre. In 1994, Moscow Ballet invited the Moscow State Theatre of Natalia Sats, and the theatre’s full orchestra, to expand the company to an 88-artist tour which was billed as the “19th Century Classical Nutcracker.”
In 2003, Moscow Ballet announced the appointment of Anatoly Emelianov, winner of the Diagelev award, and Vladimir Troshchenko, director of Odessa State Ballet and a pivotal figure in the ballet world, as co-artistic directors. Moscow Ballet continues to feature top graduates of Perm, Vaganova, Moscow State Academic Choreographic and Kiev schools in its productions.