АНСАМБЛЬ НАРОДНОГО ТАНЦА ИМ. И. МОИСЕЕВА / IGOR MOISEYEV BALLET
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Государственный Академический ансамбль народного танца им. Игоря Моисеева- это первый и единственный в мире профессиональный хореографический коллектив, занимающийся художественной интерпретацией фольклора народов мира.

Начав с постановок русских народных танцев, Моисеев затем ставит танцы украинские и белорусские, молдавские, киргизские, венгерские, французские, чешские, аргентинские, танцевальные сюиты, танцевальные сцены, спектакли на темы исторические и современные.

Мастером поставлено несколько сот оригинальных танцевальных миниатюр, которые с блеском исполняют меняющиеся поколения его танцовщиков, выпускников созданной им при ансамбле школы. Под влиянием и при непосредственном участии Моисеева выросло целое созвездие профессиональных национальных ансамблей народного танца и в СССР, и в других странах.

Ансамбль народного танца – первый советский коллектив, который в период «железного занавеса» выпустили на гастроли. В 1955 году артисты ансамбля впервые выступили в Париже и Лондоне. Триумф советской танцевальной труппы послужил первым шагом к международной разрядке. В 1958 году ансамбль Игоря Моисеева также первым из отечественных коллективов выступил в США. Успешные гастроли, признавала американская пресса, растопили лед недоверия к СССР и стали основой налаживания новых, конструктивных отношений между нашими странами.

Сегодня ансамбль не просто бережно хранит и чтит традиции, заложенные его основателем Игорем Моисеевым, но и продолжает развивать и обогащать народный танец, посредствам интерпретации фольклора, создавая неповторимые художественные образы. Концерты ансамбля проходят в сопровождении живой музыки - оркестра ансамбля с привлечением национальных народных инструментов.

Необыкновенной красоты костюмы также являются частью истории ансамбля. В них отражены самобытность народной фантазии, поэтичность и образность, которая подчеркивает выразительность и пластичность танца, глубину и свежесть его чувств.

Ансамбль Игоря Моисеева – это удивительный язык танца, мощь художественного образа, импровизация, страсть и энтузиазм – все, что способно передать истинную природу народного исполнительства!

После ухода из жизни бессменного руководителя ансамбля Игоря Моисеева (1906-2007), хореографический уровень коллектива по-прежнему служит непревзойденным эталоном, а звание «моисеевца» является синонимом высокого профессионализма.

Igor Moiseyev Ballet was established in 1937 as a first professional folk dancing company in the world. Its founder and permanent director is an outstanding Russian ballet-master and choreographer, professor people’s Artist of the USSR, Hero of Socialist labor, Lenin and State prizes reiterated laureate, bearer of the order “For Merits to the Motherland “of II and III degrees, the Russian independent Prize “Triumph” laureate as well as the bearer of about 30 foreign and home orders Igor Alexandrovich Moiseyev. Igor Moiseyev is the pride and glory of 20th Century. For more than half a century he has remained the symbol of highly professional and the same time of extremely sincere and hearty art.

The repertoire of the dance Company contains about 300 dances of the peoples of the world as well as choreographic miniatures and one-act ballets the “Tzam”, the “Polovets dances” (music – A. Borodin), “A Night on the Bald Mountain”(music – M. Musorgsky), “At the Skating – Ring” ( music- I. Shtrauss); the “Spanish Ballade” (music – Pablo de Luna), “An Evening in the Tavern”, Jewish suite “Family Joys”.

Such a genre variety of the repertoire permits to consider the Company a true Academic theatre of folk dancing. Having turned to folklore the Moiseyev company brought to stage its virgin purity, sunny love of life, optimism, light and life power. The company is implementing a great mission of bringing peoples together, summoning human sincerity and openness. In 1943, for the first time in the world practice, I. Moiseyev organized a school – studio of folk dance – virtuoso and master, able to master various styles and characteristic modes of dancing. Starting to work with a little group of enthusiasts Igor Moiseyev has brought up actors of great artistic culture. What Moiseyev has achieved since 1937 is something like dancing encyclopedia of people’s life.

In 1967 the company was given the name of an Academic Dance Company. During the period of its existence the company has played on tour in many countries of the world, being accompanied everywhere by a triumphal success. The company was the first artistic association, representing the culture of our country abroad – in 1945 it appeared on the stages of Finland, Austria, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Jugoslavia, Poland , Hungary. For many leadership of Igor Moiseyev became the first Russian artistic association, which had established cultural association between the USSR and a given country.

Being intelligible in all Languages of the world, the dancing performances of Igor Moiseyev became the true envoys of friendship and mutual understanding between different people. Thus, in 1954 the first tour of the company in China took place, as the next tours took in France and Great Britain ( 1950), in Egypt and Lebanon ( 1957), in the USA and Canada (1958), in Japan (1959), in Israel (1989).The creative search in the sphere of folk dancing is the main credo of the company’s director Igor Moiseyev as well as of all the artists and teachers of a theatrical body. The company goes on appearing on the stage with a brilliant success, both at home and abroad. In January 2000 a triumphal tour of the company in China took place, in March – its tours in the USA and Israel, in August the Company had been in Cannes.

In January 2001 the Patriarch-Director of the ballet Moiseyev Igor Moiseyev celebrated his 95-th birthday. To this occasion the State Academic Folk Dance Company ran Jubilee Festival, that was held on the most prestigious stages of Moscow, and was finalized by Jubilee Concert in the Bolshoi Theatre. On that evening in Bolshoi Igor Moiseyev was rewarded with two medals – UNESCO established Mozart Medal for outstanding contribution to the world music culture, and the Government of Moscow Reward “Legenda of the Century”. Igor Moiseyev was the first nominee decorated with this reward. This year Moiseyev was also granted by the “Soul of Dance”, prize by the journal “ Ballet”.

In 2001 Ballet Moiseyev triumphantly toured in Hungary, Greece and Portugal. In September of 2001 it took part in the International Festival of Arts “Cypria” in the frames of which a charity concert was given. In November 2001 the Company took part in the art festival “Demetria” in Salonika (Greece). Participation in this festival, a festival that now is already 100 years old and still has attracted the most prominent and famous musical collectives under its aegis, is an index of the extremely high rating of the Company in the world by itself.

In April 2002 Ballet Moiseyev made a large tour of all big American cities, after this tour it took part in the XX festival “The April Spring” in the North Korea where it was awarded with the first prize. The head of the state Mr.Kim Chen Ir had attended a performance and sent a letter of thanks and personal invitation to make a tour around the country to Ballet Moiseyev. In June 2002 the Ballet Moiseyev performed in towns of North Korea. In November 2002 Ballet Moiseyev was perform in Great Britain in London. In December 2002 we had tour to Hungary. In April 2003 South Korea, in June 2003 - Romania, in September 2003 - Germany, Latvia – in October 2003. In 2004 Ballet Moiseyev performed in North Korea. In summer 2004 the Company will perform in Italy and in France. On June 10 in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow Ballet Moiseyev will celebrate 80-year anniversary of artistic life and mastery of Igor Moiseyev – the great choreograph of XX-XXI century with a gala concert.

In January-February 2005 Igor Moiseyev Ballet was on a big tour around the USA. In summer in the same year Igor Moiseyev Ballet had a big tour in the KNDR and Italy, In September – there was a tour to the USA at the festival devoted the 25th anniversary to the Hollywood orchestra «Hollywood bowl» In November Igor Moiseyev Ballet has a tour to Germany.

On the 21st of January 2006 the company celebrated the unique event - 100 anniversary of Igor Moiseyev in the Kremlin Palace. Igor Moiseyev Ballet and world art and cultural stars took part in this gala-performance.

On February the 10th 2007 Igor Mioseyev’s Ballet celebrated the 70th Anniversary by two Gala-performances in Tchaikovsky Concert hall. On 2007 Igor Moiseyev Ballet has tours to Slovakia, Czech Republic, DPR of Korea, Latvia, Lithyania, Estonia, Hungary dedicated to the 70th Anniversary and took place in the International Festival in Carthage (Tunisia). On 2008 Igor Moiseyev Ballet celebrated 50th anniversary from the beginning of cultural affairs between Russia and USA. The company had a great tour round USA and gave a performance in Toronto (Canada).

Igor Moiseyev’s ballet is full of new plans and ideas. It is equipped with the wealth of professional skills and young enthusiasm. Great professionals – Moiseyev’s artists – are always ready for new tours and new premieres. Moiseyev’s dances will be required by posterity of spectators. Works of this wonderful artist are full of love, joy and happiness which are so necessary for mankind.