Glasnost Festival

The International Glasnost Festival Tours, starting in 1988, featured soloists from the Bolshoi Ballet, Kirov/Mariinsky Ballet, National Ballet of Czechoslovakia and more companies of Russian Federation countries. 1988 was the first time in over a generation that North Americans had seen the astounding Russians perform. The tours acknowledged the hopes and yearnings of all people for worldwide peace and harmony…the Soviets’ yearnings for freedom were deep and heartfelt. For Americans, this period was a hope for an end to the angst of the “Cold War.”The program features one ballet by each couple from classic repertory.The original International Glasnost Festival Tour attracted a wide audience, because it spoke about universal themes of peace, freedom, and harmony. And Moscow Ballet’s work has been inspired for the past 20 years on this founding period during the Glasnost and Perestroika era. A lot has changed in the world since then and many dreams are not as bright, but the idea of Glasnost, the public voice, remains a constant goal. World peace and optimism for and about Glasnost was a historic period of great hope and a continuing inspiration.Available in 2015, the outstanding Russian ballerinas and danseurs of the “Glasnost Revisited” tour of North America will perform excerpts from the classics for North American audiences. Carmen 4
Giselle 2

For more information contact:
Dan Talmi