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Author:  Joanne [ Tue Nov 05, 2002 3:36 am ]
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Review in the Times.

HE MAY be a household name in his native Russia, but until this week Igor Moiseyev’s globetrotting company had not visited Britain for nearly four decades. I’ll be surprised if UK audiences have to wait as long to see this zesty, determinedly populist troupe in action again.

Author:  PressUK [ Wed Nov 06, 2002 3:13 am ]
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Moiseyev Dance Company
By Judith Mackrell for The Guardian

Igor Moiseyev was a dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet when he decided to become Russia's answer to Cecil Sharp. Travelling on foot or horseback, he trekked the Caucasus and the Urals researching local dances that would become the repertory for his own folk dance ensemble. That was in 1937. Now, at 96, Moiseyev is not only older than the Russian revolution but is still artistic director of his company, which is back in Britain after an absence of 38 years.
All the works in its current repertory have been choreographed by Moiseyev himself, and it is, admittedly, hard to imagine them being performed in any village square. His cast of energetic dancers are evidently ballet trained, with their feet pointed, their limbs stretched and burnished.

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Author:  PressUK [ Fri Nov 15, 2002 3:23 am ]
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Passion, precision and some magical Russian steps
By Nadine Meisner for The Independent

It may be the most exciting, the most famous folk ensemble in the world, but here in Britain, the Moiseyev Russian Dance Company has not appeared for 38 years and the name elicits only an interrogatively raised eyebrow. London's Russian community, though, knows better. They were out in force for the opening night when the Russian ambassador made a speech. He declared this the first performance by a major Russian company since a Moscow theatre's occupation by "the forces of barbarism" hit the headlines. "We are making the statement," he said, "that the show goes on".

The Moiseyev show has been going on for 65 years, which is a long time, but not as long as its 96-year-old founder Igor Moiseyev, a former dancer with the Bolshoi. At its creation, it was an innovation to have a company of professional performers. Immaculate in presentation, using dances choreographed for the stage by Moiseyev, it stands out among amateur troupes as an ideal to look up to, a model ensuring the preservation and promotion of folk culture.

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Author:  corrival [ Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:00 am ]
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Moiseyev Shows How Folk Dance Is Done

By Lisa Traiger
Special to The Washington Post
Monday, February 7, 2005; Page C05

Nobody does it quite like the Moiseyev. The celebrated Moscow-based troupe knows it takes a crowd to wow one. Friday night at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, the 66-dancer touring company, founded almost 70 years ago by Igor Moiseyev, put on a spectacle of folkloric-based dances to rival any Vegas floor show -- minus the skin, smoke and mirrors.

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:32 am ]
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A Step Ahead
Igor Moiseyev, founder of a world-famous folk dance troupe, celebrates his 100th birthday with a gala concert at the Kremlin Palace. By Alastair Gee for The Moscow Times

At the headquarters of the Ballet Moiseyev in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall last Monday, frenzied preparations were under way for this weekend's gala performances celebrating the 100th birthday of the troupe's founder, Igor Moiseyev.

"It's an incredible occasion," said Antonida Marnopolskaya, the manager of the famed ensemble, as dancers hurried past her down a hallway to rehearse. "The whole world now knows about him. For us, he is like God."

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Author:  ncgnet [ Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:48 am ]
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From Valerie Gladstone in the Boston Globe;
Moiseyev without the man himself
All this happens in the first five minutes of the electrifying “Summer,” which the famous 70-year-old Moiseyev Dance Company will perform ... in a program that includes Russian, Egyptian, and Gypsy dances, plus a comic trick-wrestling solo and the great American hoedown “Turkey in the Straw.” Though it’s ostensibly a folk company, The New York Times critic John Martin aptly wrote ... “No folk ever danced like this.”


Author:  ncgnet [ Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:06 am ]
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From Karen Campbell in the Boston Globe:
A dazzling display of Russian folk traditions
If the excited overflow crowd heading into Symphony Hall was any indication, the hottest tickets in Boston yesterday afternoon weren’t just for the Patriots’ game, but for the Celebrity Series presentation of the Moiseyev Dance Company. It’s no wonder. As folk dance companies go, this one is at the top of the ladder, and for the large contingent of Russians in the audience, it must have felt a little like going home.


Author:  Buddy [ Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:23 pm ]
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The Moiseyev Dance Company--Ann Arbor, Michigan, January 27, 2008

Bravura-Virtuosity To The Max !

As Silky And As Calming As A Fresh Summer Baltic Breeze ! ---- Guaranteed To Warm A Ballet Lover's Heart.

The Man Doing The Split Jump Over Everyone's Head wasn't included this time,


"Turkey In The Straw" was !----George Balanchine would have been proud.

A Delightful, Lovable, Wonderful Evening !

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