Moscow Ballet Books

Enjoy Moscow Ballet’s Classic Story Books
and Limited Edition Souvenir Program Books

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker ballet, featured in soft cover books, are delightful bedtime reading for all from young children to experienced balletomanes. Acclaimed Russian dancers and renowned visual artists and illustrators are featured in the annual, colorful Souvenir Program books; classic Story Books and Coffee Table Photo Essays.

2017 Limited Edition Souvenir Program Book

Moscow Ballet’s 25th Anniversary, Limited Edition Souvenir Program features 60 pages of all new, glossy color images of the acclaimed company in the Great Russian Nutcracker, 4 more classic ballets, and behind-the-scenes images. Each page includes a quote about the company from publications such as The New York Times and the Calgary Herald. New York Times Chief Dance Critic Alastair Macaulay and Washington Post’s Sarah Kaufmann give their comments about world renowned ballerinas/danseurs from Tatiana Predenia to Honored Artist of Russia Andrey Batalov.

Great Russian Nutcracker Story Book

Moscow Ballet's hard cover Great Russian Nutcracker storybook (click to see e-book) features 50 pages of charming and colorful illustrations painted exclusively for Moscow Ballet by Olga Larionova of the St. Petersburg Academy of Art Repin Institute. The book is based on the original story by E.T.A. Hoffman, with elements of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker tale. The story is set in turn-of-the-century Moscow and follows the young Masha (known traditionally as Clara) as she travels through a wondrous Christmas Eve dream in which she and her Nutcracker Prince are escorted by Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) to the Land of Peace and Harmony. This is the perfect winter story for readers of any age, children and adults alike!
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Moscow Ballet’s Tales of Classical Ballet Book

Moscow Ballet’s Tales of Classical Ballet anthology (click to see e-book) invites sweet bedtime reading featuring 10 of the most beloved ballets in the world, and highlighted with detailed and stunning illustrations by Sergey Dmitriev. The anthology was created by Russian Ballet Magazine editors and writers including Valeria Uralskaia, Olga Shkarpetkina, Natalia Sugoid-Tresvyatskay, and Stanislava Tchukova. The hard cover, full color book features classic ballet stories The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty, Firebird, Giselle, and Romeo & Juliet.
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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Retrospective Book

Take a look into the history of Moscow Ballet's critically acclaimed Great Russian Nutcracker production with this visually stunning and detailed retrospective. (click to see e-book) Chapters include History of the Nutcracker story, Performance Images, Repertory, and Behind-the-Scene. The 60 page book features full color photos as well as information about the exquisite Russian dancers who have toured North America with Moscow Ballet. The book was written by George Deveny, Mary and Akiva Talmi, along with Art Direction by Dan Talmi, photography by Anne Peterson and Jennifer Lester.
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