Moscow Ballet's Cinderella & Great Russian Nutcracker Sprinkles Magic on Leading Calgary Not-for-Profit



    CALGARY, June 23 /CNW/ - The great Moscow Ballet has enhanced its
anticipated November 2009 tour by adding its magical interpretation of
Cinderella to presentations in Calgary and Edmonton, while audiences in Regina
and Saskatoon will be enamoured with the brilliance of the Great Russian
Nutcracker.
    Title event sponsor, Distinctive Collection (Bentley, Spyker, Aston
Martin) & Calgary BMW with title media sponsor, RedPointe Media Group Inc.,
have joined fellow sponsors, Sunterra Market, CTV, Rawlco Radio, Supreme
Living Magazine, See Magazine and Calgary Herald to support this rare and
historically opulent presentation to Canadian art lovers and ballet
aficionados.
    Wowing audiences since 1993, this year's Moscow Ballet North American
Tour is scheduled to amaze seventy cities in the United States and Canada,
with four hundred costumes and folkloric backdrops lovingly designed and
handcrafted in St. Petersburg.
    Dazzling pageantry aside, the Moscow Ballet is worth seeing for its
legendary accuracy and grace alone. Russian ballet is unlike what most
Canadian audiences are accustomed to seeing; the Moscow Ballet is renowned for
its extraordinarily technical and challenging style.
    "Bringing Cinderella and The Great Russian Nutcracker to Canadian
audiences is a unique honour," says award-winning Moscow Ballet producer,
Akiva Talmi. "Yes, witnessing Russia's national art form is enticing enough,
but what delights us equally is that since 2007, proceeds from our Canadian
performances leave some magic behind - our tour is helping raise funds for a
leading Calgary-based drug and alcohol treatment facility."
    A chance meeting in New York City between Recovery Acres Society
Executive Director, John O'Reilly, and Moscow Ballet producer, Akiva Talmi,
sparked a unique partnership that has since brought benefit to both parties
and enthusiastic performing arts patrons.
    Recovery Acres (Calgary) Society is proud to present the Moscow Ballet
for the third consecutive year, the first and only host to bring this historic
ballet company to Canadian audiences.
    Advanced tickets are now available at Ticketmaster Canada or
conexusartscentre.ca. Cinderella is presented at Calgary's Southern Jubilee
Auditorium, November 9 & 10 and Edmonton's Northern Jubilee Auditorium,
November 16 & 17. The Great Russian Nutcracker is presented at Regina's
Conexus Arts Centre, November 6 and Saskatoon's TCU Place, November 8.
Discounts offered to seniors, students and children.

    About Moscow Ballet
    Moscow Ballet is a Massachuchusetts-based touring company, which evolved
out of the all-star Russian cast 1986-92 "Glasnost Festival," created by
award-winning theatrical producer and Juliard alumni, Akiva Talmi. Since its
inception in 1993, the company features top graduates of Perm, Vaganova,
Moscow State Academic Choreographic and Kiev schools.
    Through the Moscow Ballet's Educational Outreach Program, "Celebrating
Children: The Arts Can Make a Difference", the company engages local children
to audition and appear with professional dancers in the roles of mice,
snowflakes, angels and butterflies.
    www.moscowballetcanada.com

    About Recovery Acres (Calgary) Society
    In partnership with the Moscow Ballet, Calgary-based Recovery Acres
Society is raising $10 million dollars of capital funding to build a new
alcohol and drug treatment facility for men. Once complete, the current
building will be renovated to accommodate female clients. Wait lists are ever
growing and the need, particularly for woman, is consistently on the rise.
    Recovery Acres (Calgary) Society is a North American leader in the
treatment of alcohol and drug addition. Their Recovery Model is proven and
serves as a 'best practises' model for treatment facilities and clients from
around the world. The affordability of its program opens the reality of
rehabilitation to a broad spectrum of clientele. www.recoveryacres.org





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