“Teacher for Russia” Today and Tomorrow 17.11.2017The idea for the Teacher for Russia program originated with two graduates from Saint Petersburg State University, Alena Makovich and Elena Yarmanova after they came across Teach for All, a major international network of nongovernmental social enterprises. Four years have passed since then, and this year the Russian program celebrated its first graduating class.
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Trans-Siberian festival travels to Japan
Trans-Siberian art festival travels to Japan for the second time, RIA Novosti reports. Performances are to become a part of Russian Seasons Festival.
Artistic director of the festival violinist Vadim Repin has commented that he was very happy to receive the invitation another time.
Musician has commented that he started coming to Japan in 1990s. Now he tours in this country every year.
Two programs are going to be introduced to the public. The first one called Pas de Deux for Toes and Fingers is staged by Repin and his wife, ballerina Svetlana Zakharova. This performance includes several excerpts from ballets, such as Adagio from Glasunov's ballet Raymonda staged by Asami Maki, Progetto Handel, Les Lutins by Wieniawski, etc.
Also Svetlana Zakharova will perform the Japanese premier - solo program named Amore. She will be dancing three one-act ballets: Francesca da Rimini on P. Tchaikovsky's music (choreographed by Yuri Posokhov), Rain Before It Falls with music by: J.S. Bach, O. Respighi, Carlos Pino-Quintana (choreographed by Patrick de Bana), and Strokes Through the Tail with music by W.A. Mozart (choreographed by: Marguerite Donlon). Mikhail Lobukhin, Denis Rodkin and others will be on stage with Svetlana.
Russian artists will give three performances in Tokio and one in Maebashi.