Talmi Entertainment renames MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER in solidarity with Ukraine
In solidarity with the people of Ukraine, Talmi Entertainment announces that the company’s flagship production, “The Great Russian Nutcracker from Moscow Ballet,” will be renamed “Nutcracker! The Magic of Christmas Ballet.” Talmi Entertainment is an independent American production company based in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. The founder, Akiva Talmi, whose family came to America from Odessa, Ukraine, elaborates on this decision:
“Talmi Entertainment unequivocally rejects this war on Ukraine. Our central message in bringing dance to America has always been one of peace and unity. This name change is consistent with the founding values reflected in our early projects. : the first international Glasnost festival and the Kozlov The Leap to Freedom tour, which was born as communism crumbled The Nutcracker! The magic of Christmas ballet, starring the famous artistic director Nobuhiro Terada and a international distribution of artists, continues our mission to use the universal language of dance to bridge cultural divides.For thirty years we have worked with the opera houses of Ukraine in Kharkiv, Lviv, Odessa, kyiv and Dnipro, and we We will continue this work to demonstrate our commitment to peace and international unity.”
Acclaimed for its exquisite adagio Dove of Peace and Act II’s unique setting in the land of peace and harmony, “NUTCRACKER!” Magic of Christmas Ballet” is the largest traveling production of its kind. New and returning audiences will love its world-class dancers and acrobats, dramatic storytelling, and larger-than-life puppets. New to the production are a flock of white doves and a frame of delicate puppets made by master puppeteers in the UNESCO-listed city of Prague, Czech Republic. Under the direction of Nobuhiro Terada (designated People’s Artist of Ukraine), this truly extraordinary production revives the tradition of joy and magic that families across the country have enjoyed for 30 years.
After a two-year hiatus from live performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the performers of “Nutcracker! Magic of Christmas Ballet” are thrilled to be back on the road and ready to bring the joy of this timeless Christmas classic in your city. “NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet” will premiere at the Fabulous Fox Theater in St. Louis, MO on Sunday, December 18 at 3:00 matinee and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now: Nutcracker.com.
A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine, allowing artists and patrons to use this 2022 tour as a platform to directly help those in need. Every purchase brings us closer to our goal of $100,000 in donations to UNICEF, which will directly help women, children and those most affected.