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KIROV BALLET Poster * ALINA SOMOVA * NYC Center 14" x 22" Rare 2008 Mint Condition. Large Original Color Poster for the New York City April 1st -20th 2008 performance of the famed KIROV BALLET at the renowned New York City Center on West 56th Street in New York City . New York ballet fans received a royal treat when the renowned Kirov Ballet performed at New York City Center from April 1 through 20 in 2008. The grand scale of this event is merely hinted at in the statistics: 100 dancers from this 200-year old St. Petersburg, Russia-based company performing 19 works in six different programs. Some of the finest ballet dancers today will be performing during this substantial run, including Diana Vishneva, Andrian Fadeev, Uliana Lopatkina, Leonid Sarafanov, Alina Somova, Danila Korsuntsev, and Igor Kolb. The company's artistic director is Maestro Valery Gergiev, and Makhar Vaziev is the director of the ballet. The April 1-20 season is presented by Ardani Artists in association with City Center.Naturally, the Kirov Ballet--a descendant of the Russian Imperial Ballet, and known in its homeland as the Ballet Company of the Mariinsky Theatre of St. Petersburg--will perform beloved classics and excerpts from full-length ballets, including Raymonda, Scheherazade, Le Corsaire (all three of which will use sets reflecting their respective sections' full productions), Le Spectre de la Rose, Chopiniana, La Bayadere (The Kingdom of the Shadows), and The Dying Swan, as well as pas de deux from Don Quixote, Diana and Acteon, Paquita, and more. In addition to these canonical ballets, the Kirov will also perform a program of four works by William Forsythe, whose forward-looking work is regarded as the antithesis of the romantic story ballet. Members of the illustrious Kirov Orchestra will accompany the programs, with the exception of the Forsythe evening, which features Steptext, Approximate Sonata, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, and In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated. The Kirov is renowned for its historic ties to the ballets of Fokine and Petipa, supported by an impeccably refiined classical technique advocated in its legendary school, the Vaganova Academy. The current company reflects not only this relatively naturalistic, clean style of ballet, but it keeps pace with the open-ended evolution of the prototypical ballet dancer to be more flexible, faster, soar higher, and adapt to different styles. Besides the ever-increasing physical demands, the Kirov dancers are lauded for their sensitive theatrical interpretations. Many of the world's most famous and talented ballet dancers passed through the Kirov--Mikhail Baryshnikov, Natalia Makarova, Rudolf Nureyev, to name a few. With the dissolution of the Soviet Union went the constant threat of dancer defections. It has become more common for star dancers to perform with companies around the world over the course of a year. Thus, New Yorkers in recent years have been lucky to see Diana Vishneva dance with ABT, where she is a celebrated principal dancer. The Kirov run will give audiences the opportunity to see Vishneva dance in works such as The Dying Swan and Scheherazade, as well as Forsythe's Steptext. This Original Poster is Large size ( Measures 14" inches wide by 22" inches high ) and is printed on thick heavy chrome-coat poster stock paper in Beautiful , Brilliant Razor-sharp 6 color production. This is the Official Poster for The Kirov Ballet at The NYC Center printed in Limited Edition. Rare , Authentic , Kirov Ballet / NYC Center Dance Collectible ~ ready for framing , or simply hang as is. Great for a Living Room , Dance Studio , Den or Office. Will be carefully rolled and shipped in a heavy duty tube by Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation / Tracking. This Poster is in Mint Condition. Please email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all ). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.