Magazine article Russian Life

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Magazine article Russian Life

Event Listings

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EAST COAST

MASSACHUSETTS

Designing the Modern Utopia: Soviet Textiles from the Lloyd Cotsen Collection

An exhibition of Soviet textiles and drawings from 1927 and 1933--a time when a small group of artists was designing clothing and household fabrics with symbols that represented Communist ideals, such as factories and tractors. Dates: Through 1/21/2007, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA (617-267-9300).

mfa.org

Gulag: Soviet Forced Labor Camps & the Struggle for Freedom

The first exhibition on the Soviet Gulag in the United States. The vast network of labor camps, which at its height imprisoned or internally exiled over five million citizens, both repressed political opposition and provided labor to fuel the Soviet Union's economic engine. Highlighted in the exhibit is the history of one camp in Russia's Ural Mountains, Perm-36, and how Russians committed to preserving the memory of the Gulag have transformed the labor camp into a historic site and museum. Dates: 10/24/2006 to 1/17/2007, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston MA

bu.edu

Territories of Terror: Mythology, Memory, History

Contemporary Russian Artists Respond to the Gulag. Dates: 10/24/2006 to 1/17/2007, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston MA

bu.edu

Russian Theatrical Design

The exhibition features drawings, watercolor painting, and collaged designs for productions of opera and ballet. Among the artists represented are Natalia Goncharova, Leon Bakst, Alexandre Benois, and Vladimir Tatlin, drawn from the Thomas P. Whitney (Class of 1937) Collection. Examples will be on view at the Mead Art Museum and also at the gallery of the Amherst Center for Russian Culture. Dates: 10/27/2006 to 12/10/2006, Mead Art Museum, (413-542-2350).

amherst.edu

VERMONT

Russian American Kids Circus

Rooted in the rich and time-treasured traditions of eastern European theater and circus arts, the Russian American Kids Circus delights audiences with a visual spectacle of outrageous costumes, daring aerial feats, expert juggling, astonishing acrobatics, tightrope walking, plate balancing, pantomime, and comedy. Date: 3/11/2007, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington VT (802-652-4500). Tickets: $23.

flynncenter.org

WASHINGTON, DC

Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote and Cinderella

Led by Artistic Director Alexei Ratmansky, the Bolshoi returns for the first time since its two sold-out engagements in 2002 to perform Don Quixote and the U.S. premiere of Yuri Possokhov's Cinderella. Dates: 2/20/2007 to 2/25/2007, Opera House, Washington DC (800-444-1324). Tickets: $47-$125.

kennedy-center.org

First Look: Chekhov

Classic Stage Company's "one night only" staged reading series turns its gaze to the work of Anton Chekhov. CSC brings together his four master works--The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard--in a rare festival setting. Dates: 1/22/2007 to 2/12/2007, Classic Stage Company, New York NY (212-352-3101). Tickets: $125-250.

theatermania.com

MIDWEST

CHICAGO

The Kirov Ballet Performs Swan Lake

The world-renowned Kirov Ballet, the company that launched the careers of Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov, returns to Chicago for the first time in 16 years with the most revered of classical ballets. The story of young Prince Siegfried and his love for Odette, the princess transformed into a swan by the evil Rothbart, has captivated audiences for over 125 years. …

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