20 декабря 2011

On the occasion of its 75th anniversary Igor Moisseiev State Academic Ensemble of Popular Dance receives the Five continents Medal of UNESCO at the first performance of Ballet at the Palais des Congres in Paris

On the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of Igor Moisseiev Ballet Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, sent a message of greetings and bestowed upon this exceptional Ensemble a Medal of five continents and awarded the appropriate diploma of UNESCO.

Igor Moisseiev State Academic Ensemble of Popular Dance was established in 1937 and is the first ever professional dancers company earnestly devoted to the popularization of dancing "nature" of different peoples around the world.

The director and company founder Igor Moisseiev (1906-2007) is recognized as the greatest choreographer of traditional dance of the twentieth century. He created over 200 dances and shows inspired not only by the peoples of Russia, but also by Spanish, Argentine, Chinese, Greek dances too. "I tried to express the character of a people through its dances and its music that emerged from its history and its customs trying to bring out its very essence from under folklore ".

The Ensemble is considered to be the official Ambassador of the Russian culture around the world with over 50 years of touring history in sixty countries on the five continents. It is known worldwide for its dynamism, its communicative joy and its perfectionism.

The famous Igor Moisseiev Ballet is back to celebrate its 75th Anniversary (10 January 2012) in Paris. There will be 70 dancers performing on stage and the symphony orchestra of 30 musicians will play the music. Each performance consists of 14 ballets inspired by almost every Slavic folk excepting "The Aragonese Jota" (Spain) and the "Gaucho" (Argentina).

More information: www.balletigormoisseievparis2011.com

Permanent Delegation of the Russian Federation to UNESCO ©