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19:00 Igor Moiseyev Folk Dance Ensemble
The Moiseyev Dance Ensemble is considered by some to be Russia’s greatest theatrical folk dance company. It was established in 1937 as a first professional folk dancing company in the world. Its founder is an outstanding Russian ballet-master and choreographer Igor Moiseyev. On February 10, 1937, Igor Moiseyev gathered together a core of approximately forty dancers in a studio on Moscow’s Leontievsky Street. Since 1940 the Company is based at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. Igor Moiseyev is the pride and glory of 20th Century. For more than half a century he has remained the symbol of highly professional and the same time of extremely sincere and hearty art. Nowadays the repertoire of the dance Company contains about 300 dances of the peoples of the world as well as dances, choreographic picture, miniatures, suites and one-act ballets. Such a genre variety of the repertoire permits to consider the Company a true Academic theatre of folk dancing. Having turned to folklore the Moiseyev company brought to stage its virgin purity, sunny love of life, optimism, light and life power. The company is implementing a great mission of bringing peoples together, summoning human sincerity and openness. In 1943, for the first time in the world practice, Igor Moiseyev organized a school – studio of folk dance – virtuoso and master, able to master various styles and characteristic modes of dancing. Starting to work with a little group of enthusiasts Igor Moiseyev has brought up actors of great artistic culture. What Moiseyev has achieved since 1937 is something like dancing encyclopedia of people’s life. During the period of its existence the company has played on tour in more then 60 countries of the world, being accompanied everywhere by a triumphal success.
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