Презентация сенсационного поэтического опуса Александра Гальпера “Генсеки и Гомосеки”
CEC ArtsLink is pleased to once again bring vibrant contemporary dance from Russia to the US by showcasing leading young choreographers in new collaborations. Ksenia Belenkova, Tatiana Domovidova, Pavel Kurov, and Natalia Lisina present new collaborative work created during their residency at the American Dance Festival.
Award-winning author Emil Draitser, most recently of Shush! Growing Up Jewish Under Stalin, returns to present his new book, Stalin’s Romeo Spy: The Remarkable Rise and Fall of the KGB’s Most Daring Operative. This meticulously researched book, which received high marks from The Wall Street Journal, tells the story of Dmitri Bystrolyotov, a dashing Soviet spy operating in Western countries between the world wars. His modus operandi was the seduction of women, enabling him to steal military secrets from Nazi Germany, Italy, and Great Britain. (For book details, visit: www.stalinsromeospy.com)
During his slide show, Professor Draitser will also comment on the current Russian spy ring scandal. The program will conclude with a book signing.
The neighboring nations of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are located in Central Asia, the vast land mass that stretches from the Caspian Sea to Mongolia. Both nations share an Islamic heritage and a physical geography defined by the flat, expansive grasslands known as the steppe. In keeping with Islamic traditions, the arts and architecture of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have long prized the expressive use of color.
For much of the Twentieth Century, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan were part of the Soviet Union, forming two of its fifteen constituent republics. During this period, professional artists were required to work in the official Soviet style of Socialist Realism. Socialist Realism, which favored heroic and patriotic topics painted in a conservative style, was intended to produce a unified national art and severely restricted the creative freedom of artists. As a consequence, many existing artistic traditions, including the decorative use of color characteristic of central Asia, were regarded by authorities as outdated and incompatible with official Soviet art.
The Colors of the Steppe examines the revival of expressive color in the underground or non-conformist art of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The artists included in this exhibition employ bright, vibrant colors as a means of reconnecting with their native artistic traditions. The result is a modern, regional art, in which tradition and innovation are combined as an alternative to official styles.
Tickets for all performances of “The Battle of Stalingrad” are sold out… Пока я собирался добавить объявление в раздел Events, оказалось, что спешить уже некуда.
“Gabriadze, whose signature work The Battle of Stalingrad, returns to Lincoln Center Festival after stellar reviews in 2002, vividly conveys a kaleidoscope of personal and political issues through the eyes of his characters, elegantly rendering their lives through his delicate synthesis of sculpture, poetry, music, drama, and puppetry.”