Recovery Acres Society

September 21, 2010 08:01 ET

Youth Invited to Audition for Recovery Acres Society's Presentation of Moscow Ballet's Swan Lake

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2010) - On Thursday, Recovery Acres (Calgary) Society and Moscow Ballet will host open auditions for Swan Lake on Thursday, September 23, 7:00PM at the Delta Bessborough, 601 Spadina Crescent East. The accepted applicants will perform on November 9th and 10th in Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Swan Lake at TCU Place.

Swan Lake auditions are for pre-professional ballet students, ages thirteen to seventeen with pointe experience. Twelve applicants will be chosen to dance in one scene of Swan Lake with the 40-strong professional, Russian trained cast. Applicants must dress in dance attire and be prepared to dance en pointe. For local information, contact Darlene Williams at (306) 382 6674.

Nataliya Miroshnyk, a Russian trained soloist with Moscow Ballet, will conduct the audition and work with the selected students in rehearsal at a later date. During her audition tour, she will work one-on-one with young dancers in Calgary, Medicine Hat, Regina, Saskatoon, Surrey, Winnipeg and Thunder Bay. Nataliya, a graduate from the well-respected Kiev Academic Choreographic School in Ukraine, trained under the honoured A.G. Kalchenko.

"Having Nataliya lead auditions is both exciting and inspirational," says Darlene Williams, Saskatoon's local director. "Not only does she expose dancers to authentic Russian form, but this opportunity epitomizes inclusive artistic collaboration – providing a flavour of local, amateur energy in this production, is a true gift for these children, and for audiences."

The Moscow Ballet Canadian tour is presented by Recovery Acres (Calgary) Society, one of Canada's most effective, non-profit, addiction treatment facilities. A portion of tour proceeds will support capital funding for the facility's needed $10M expansion project.

As one of the most revered ballets in the world, Swan Lake premiered over a century ago in Russia and remains a timeless classic, expressing a range of human emotions accented by Tchaikovsky's luminous score.

Ticket prices range from $45-$90 and are now available through www.tcutickets.ca.

To view promotional reel, please visit: Great Russian Swan Lake

For more information on the Moscow Ballet Canadian Tour, please visit www.moscowballetcanada.com

About Nataliya Miroshnyk - Visiting Ballet Mistress

Nataliya enjoyed a tremendous amount of post-graduate experience throughout the world during her time with the Odessa State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. She was with the Company for almost twelve years and traveled to many countries including China, Japan, Germany, Lebanon and Finland. 

Nataliya also worked with La Classique, a well-known classical ballet troupe based in Moscow. Working with La Classique gave her the opportunity to perform in front of new audiences throughout the United Kingdom, Italy and Norway.

About Moscow Ballet - The Company

Moscow Ballet (est. 1993) is a Massachusetts-based touring company, whose roster features graduates of Perm, Yaganova, Moscow State Academic Choreographic and Kiev schools from Russia each year. Created by award-winning theatrical producer and Juilliard alumni, Akiva Talmi, the company tours upwards of 70 US cities per year, recently branching into a growing number of Canadian cities.

Through the Moscow Ballet's Educational Outreach Program, "Celebrating Children: The Arts Can Make a Difference", the company engages local children to audition and appear with professional dancers in the roles of cygnets, snowflakes and butterflies. www.nutcracker.com

About Recovery Acres (Calgary) Society - Tour presenter & beneficiary

In partnership with the Moscow Ballet, Calgary-based Recovery Acres Society is raising $10 million dollars of capital funding to build a new alcohol and drug treatment facility for men. Once complete, the current building will be renovated to accommodate female clients. Wait lists are ever growing and the need, particularly for woman, is consistently on the rise.

Recovery Acres (Calgary) Society is a North American leader in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. Their proven Recovery Model serves as a best practices model for treatment facilities and clients from around the world. The affordability of its program opens the reality of rehabilitation to a broad spectrum of clientele. www.recoveryacres.org

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