Monday, June 9, 2008

End of the season...almost

Yesterday we closed our Russian Program, the last stop on our Grand Tour of a season. We had great audiences as we visited some former territory and broke some new ground. We revived Rubies from five years ago, premiered a new Stowell ballet entitled Tolstoy's Waltz, and premiered a new Raymonda by Yuri Possokhov. As the audiences stood to recognize our hard work and artistic leaps and bounds, it felt like they were sending us off on the right foot on the eve of our premiere at the Kennedy Center (later this week!). I will be updating you as much as possible from the Kennedy Center as we make this monumental premiere on America's stage.

I leave you with some behind the scenes photos from the Russian Program.

The girls rosin up before the curtains goes up

Kathi Martuza's Raymonda Variation

Anne Mueller mid-air in her Raymonda variation

The men fastening each other into their costumes

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