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Art Exhibit


Revolution Every Day

Sep 14 to Jan 14 in Chicago, IL [more info]

Presented on the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, this exhibition immerses visitors in the distinct textures and speeds of everyday life that arose—and have lingered stubbornly—in the wake of revolutionary upheaval. Revolution Every Day juxtaposes works of Soviet graphic art—primarily posters from the 1920s and 1930s, many by female artists such as Valentina Kulagina—with works on video and film, including excerpts from Dziga Vertov’s documentary films from the 1930s, post-Soviet videos by artists like Olga Chernysheva, as well as a new commission by Cauleen Smith. Focused on the experiences of women under (and after) communism, these works involve viewers in visual and aural conversations concerning the temporality of the everyday, revealing how socialist labor involves feats of endurance and patience as much as heroic action. In its distinct approach to its subject, Revolution Every Day, much like the Smart’s 2011 exhibition Vision and Communism, undermines our readymade responses to the Russian Revolution and makes it possible for Western audiences to experience Soviet visual art anew.

Date(s): September 14, 2017 to January 14, 2018
Time(s): Tu-Su
Location:
Smart Museum of Art
University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
USA
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Price: Free
Contact phone: 773.702.0200
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Exhibition: Migration & Memory, Jewish Artists of the Russian and Soviet Empires

Oct 12 to Jan 28 in Clinton, MA [more info]

This exhibition will feature approximately 100 works drawn from the Vladimir and Vera Torchilin Collection that explore the creative responses as well as historical trajectories of Jewish artists born, trained, or active in the Russian as well as Soviet Empires in the 20th century. The exhibit is structured around the themes of migration and memory that are central to the Jewish experience in this period. It is curated by Ballets Russes Arts Initiative’s Executive Director, Anna Winestein. The works in the exhibition carry a complex legacy of opportunity and suffering, cooperation and hatred, inclusion and alienation. The opening of the show coincides closely with the centenary of the October Revolution of 1917, which transformed the landscape of choices and options for Russian Jewry, including artists, in many positive ways, while also bringing enormous displacement and violence. In total, it will present the creations of nearly 50 different artists.

Date(s): October 12, 2017 to January 28, 2018
Time(s): 11am-4pm
Location:
Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street
Clinton, MA 01510
USA
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Price: $10
Contact phone: 9785985000
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A Vibrant Field: Nature and Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1970s-1980s (Extended)

Mar 04 to Oct 01 in New Brunswick, NJ [more info]

A Vibrant Field is the first exhibition at the Zimmerli to explore the wide range of meanings that the natural world held for unofficial artists in the Soviet Union. Drawn from the strengths of the Dodge Collection, the exhibition brings together works produced in the period between thaw and perestroika that challenged the link between nature, optimism, and progress, which socialist realist aesthetics had promoted. Approximately 50 objects across media are featured, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, and performance, by more than 25 artists and artist groups from the Soviet republics of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, and Ukraine. Please Note: The Zimmerli is closed to the public during the month of August.

Date(s): March 04, 2017 to October 01, 2017
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Location:
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
College Avenue Campus
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
USA
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Price: Free
Contact phone: 848-932-7237
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Exhibition of Soviet Posters: 1916-1991

Oct 20 to Oct 28 in Jackson, WY [more info]

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the Russian Club of Jackson Hole is sponsoring a free exhibition of Soviet posters. The posters are from a private collection.

Date(s): October 20, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Time(s): Daily
Location:
Art Association Gallery
240 S. Glenwood St
Jackson, WY 83001
USA
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Contact phone: 307-733-6379
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Dance


Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella

Jan 20 to Jan 20 in Clinton Township, MI [more info]

The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Sergei Radchenko sought to realize his vision of a company which would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet. Leading dancers from across the Russia have forged under Radchenko’s direction an exciting new company staging new productions of timeless classics such as Giselle, Don Quixote, Paquita and Carmen. Since its inception, the Moscow Festival Ballet has completed two tours of Europe, with extraordinary receptions in Italy, France, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands. This season, Moscow Festival Ballet presents the classic fairy tale set to music by legendary composer Sergei Prokofiev.

Date(s): January 20, 2018 to January 20, 2018
Time(s): 2 pm
Location:
Macomb Center For The Performing Arts
44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
USA
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Price: $43
Contact phone: (586) 286-2222
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Russian National Ballet Theatre

Mar 28 to Mar 28 in Vestal, NY [more info]

Considered one of the great Romantic ballets of all time, Swan Lake, is a tragic good versus evil fairy-tale that is set to a score by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The RNB was founded in Moscow during a transitional period in the 1980’s when great dancers and choreographers were exercising their freedoms by starting new companies. The RNB, led by Artistic Director, Elena Radchenko, is dedicated to upholding the traditions of Russian ballet. Impressive dancing, exquisite costumes and gorgeous sets will help tell the tale of this timeless classic ballet. Discounts for seniors, students and children. Special family 4-packs and group rates available. Call the box office for details.

Date(s): March 28, 2018 to March 28, 2018
Time(s): 7:30 p.m.
Location:
Anderson Center for the Performing Arts
Binghamton University
4400 Vestal Parkway E
Vestal, NY 13850
USA
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Price: $45
Contact phone: 607-777-2787
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Festival


Russian Arts and Culture Festival

May 20 to May 20 in West Hollywood, CA [more info]

The 17th Annual Russian Arts and Culture Festival is a day of family-friendly events celebrating the rich culture and heritage of the more than 500,000 members of the Los Angeles region’s Russian-speaking community. The Festival is free and open to the public and it will include a day of entertainment, music, food vendors, Russian crafts and jewelry, and numerous local exhibitors. The Big Stage on the lawn will feature the Annual Children’s Concert from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and there will be an Annual Gala Concert from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Date(s): May 20, 2018 to May 20, 2018
Time(s): 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location:
Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
USA
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Price: Free
Contact phone: 323-848-6501
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Norwich Russian Festival

Oct 07 to Oct 07 in Norwich, CT [more info]

Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia Orthodox Church will hold its 20th annual Norwich Russian Festival on Saturday October 7th from 9am - 4pm. It will be held at the church 364 Canterbury Turnpike in Norwich, CT. The festival features fun for the whole family by offering a taste of Russian culture. Delicious homemade ethnic and favorite foods include: Borsch, stuffed cabbage, vareniki (pierogi), roast pork dinner, blinchiki and more! Try the hand crafted piroshki- the original Russian fast food - a yeast bun filled with roast beef and spices. Our bakery will be stocked with our famous Russian black bread, pies, poppyseed and nut rolls, Russian bear claw danish and so much more! Visit the Country market for Russian Imports - Shawls, nesting dolls, homemade jams, local honey, crafts and gifts. Bring your cooler as there will be take outs and frozen foods available. There will be children's activities and Russian folk tale story telling. Visit the Silent Auction for great items to bid on and shop at the huge Tag Sale under the tent. Tour the church and visit the bookstore to learn about Orthodox Christianity. Free admission and free parking - all are welcome to come and spend a day in the country.

Date(s): October 07, 2017 to October 07, 2017
Time(s): 9am - 4pm
Location:
The Orthodox Church of the Holy New Martyrs
364 Canterbury Tpke.
Norwich, CT 06360
USA
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Price: free
Contact phone: 860-822-9955
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Russian Festival

Oct 20 to Oct 22 in Baltimore, MD [more info]

Baltimore's only Russian Festival is famous for its delicious ethnic food – kolbasa, shashlik, borsch, gulopsee, varenyky (pierogies), blinchiki, pelmeni, potato pancakes, and much more. All of the foods are homemade and available for carry-out. Come early for poppy seed and nut rolls, chocolate and cherry bobkas, sweetened cheese braids and the eagerly sought after Russian rye. Visit the Russian Tea Room, a perfect spot to sip a glass of tea served from an antique samovar in the Russian style and to nibble on a tempting pastry. Start Christmas shopping early with imports including religious items, icons, exquisitely painted lacquer boxes, upscale nesting dolls, ornaments and beautiful Lomonosov porcelain. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT by the full 30 member Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra performing on Saturday evening, other musical ensembles and the Lyman Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. Artists will demonstrate pysanky and lace making. FREE PARKING; Closed street with stage & tents.

Date(s): October 20, 2017 to October 22, 2017
Time(s): 12 noon - 9 PM
Location:
Church Hall
Under Large Outdoor Tent
1723 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD
USA
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Price: $2
Contact phone: 410-276-6171
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Music


The Stradivarius Ensemble of the Mariinsky Orchestra

Nov 07 to Nov 07 in Kansas City, MO [more info]

The titanic Valery Gergiev usually works on the larger canvas of symphonic orchestras but, for this rare event, Gergiev will focus his white-hot energy on the lead string players of the Mariinsky Orchestra, joined by the world-acclaimed and Kansas City-based pianists Behzod Abduraimov and Stanislav Ioudenitch for Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos.

Date(s): November 07, 2017 to November 07, 2017
Time(s): 7:30 pm
Location:
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Helzberg Hall
Kansas City, MO
USA
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Contact phone: 816-415-5025
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Maxim Vengerov, violinist in recital

Jan 20 to Jan 20 in Kansas City, MO [more info]

A violinist of supreme authority and ability, Siberian-born Maxim Vengerov will play in Kansas City after two decades away. The 42-year-old virtuoso, who made his American recital debut on the Series in 1993 and quickly returned in 1996, will demonstrate his peerless playing with a program of Schubert, Beethoven, Ravel, Ysaye, Ernst, and Paganini.

Date(s): January 20, 2018 to January 20, 2018
Time(s): 7:30 pm
Location:
Folly Theater
Kansas City, MO
USA
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Contact phone: 816-415-5025
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