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 were 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).
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
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
Eastern European Culture Camp
This half-day cultural and educational event for families with children from Eastern Europe (ages 5+) will encourage self esteem, pride in heritage and understanding of adoption. The countries of focus for this event will be Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Lithuania. Date: 11/4/2006, Marlborough High School, Marlborough MA (781-419-0362). Tickets: TBD.
Easter, Eggs and Art
A portion of Robert J. and Yvonne S. Klancko's collection of religious eggs at the Knights of Columbus Museum. The 467 eggs displayed vary in size and include both contemporary works and antiques. Many of the eggs displayed are from the Middle East, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Greece and Romania. Dates: Through 10/9/2006, Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven CT (203-865-0320).
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.
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.
24th Annual Paul Vishnevski's Slavic Festival
Russian, Gypsy, Cossack, Ukrainian and Klezmer traditional dances, folk and popular songs, virtuoso performances on musical instruments with humorous explanation of the program in English, Russian, Ukrainian or Gypsy Languages. Date: 9/16/2006, Morgan Park, Glen Cove NY. …