- Moscow La Classique Ballet: The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker is a two act ballet by Tchaikovsky, adapted from E.T.A Hoffman's story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The tale contains a long flashback story which explains how the Prince was turned into the Nutcracker.
La Classiique was founded in 1990 utilising dancers from the leading theatres and the Bolshoi, Kirov and ballet theatres of Kiev, Odessa...
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- 1812 Cafe: Wednesday Night Concerts
Rinske Geerlings (Vocals), Stas Radzievsky (Sax), Phillip Taig (Bass), and Hesham Galal (Keys) of "Muziek Bende" perform easy-listening cool jazz, bossa & soul every Wednesday, upstairs at the Paddington Berkelouw Bookstore. Perfect for a beautiful 'share plates' dinner and glass of vino after work...
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- Patterns of life: Original prints by Nonna Myndreskou
The focus of Nonna's work is the exploration of the concept of entropy and ways of representing the balancing point, as one of the most characteristic features of our time. The concept of entropy is also used as a new way to study the social and ecological problems faced by the world today. Things that she tries to represent are: Music, Energies, Visible, Invisible, Harmony, Limitation, Entropy, Dissipation, Uncertainty, Anxiety, Movement without beginning and end, Stillness, Balancing Point between reality, imagination and representation...
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- Head On Photo Festival: Access to Life
This powerful photographic exhibition features images of AIDS-affected communities. Access to Life features the work of some of the world's best photographers from the global agency Magnum Photos.bFor the first time, a series of new photos from Papua New Guinea will be included in the exhibition, taken by acclaimed British photographer Chris Steele-Perkins. They join the photographic case studies from India, Vietnam, Russia, Swaziland, Haiti, Mali, South Africa, Peru and Rwanda...
- Head On Photo Festival: Fragile Land
Official Opening 6pm - 9pm, Monday 20 May. These photographs were made in rural Russia in 2007-2010. The locations vary from the shores of the White Sea in Arkhangelsk Region to a remote village of Pokrova in Novosibirsk Region. It is an ongoing project that has consciously started in 2007 when Alexandra was a participant of Joop Swart Masterclass...
- Head On Photo Festival: Baikal - The Unintentional Offerings
Human life around Lake Baikal dates back to the Palaeolithic period. Many cultures existed and perished around its coasts. The cold water of the lake and its steep shores have absorbed all the vast artefacts produced by humans to sustain their life or to worship the divine. Human inadequacy to leave an indelible mark on the harsh local landscape is particularly felt when one encounters the most recent man-made structures around the lake. Unlike the many offerings to various water and earth Gods that have been made around the Baikal by the indigenous people throughout the millennia, this last wave of artefacts was built without any regard for the 'super-natural', only with the human in mind...
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- BEST INTERIORS online
Earlier we reviewed SALON-interior, the online version of a Russian up-market architecture and interior design magazine (see www.salon.ru). Yet another Russian interior design publication Best Interiors (ЛУЧШИЕ ИНТЕРЬЕРЫ) is on the mission to unleash your creativity...
- Google Art Project: The State Tretyakov Gallery and The State Hermitage State Museum
The State Hermitage Museum (St Petersburg) and The State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow) shine among 17 of the world’s most famous museums in the Google Art Project that skilfully blends technology and art. This newest undertaking by Google features over 1,000 artworks hanging at MoMa (New York), Tate (London), Versailles etc. With the help of Google’s Street View technology, pixel- turned art-enthusiasts could not be closer to the masterpieces. Zoom in and admire the finest brushstrokes of masters!...
- SALON-interior: Russian up-market architecture and interior design magazine
, a Russian up-market architecture and interior design magazine, is freely accessible online and offers for viewing over 2000 unique projects by leading Russian and European architects and interior designers...
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- The Graceful Echo of a Great Past: Russian Imperial Palaces
Part of the Russian Treasure House lecture series
Presenter Dr. Maria Lobytsyna
The Imperial palaces in Moscow and St Petersburg were a kind of Parnassus, a gathering place for the noted men of the day, generals and statesmen, writers and musicians. A remarkable part of the story of the palaces, from Pavlovsk to Strelna, have taken place in our day. The palaces were largely destroyed during the Second World War. Under the direction of dedicated curators, the palaces have been perfectly restored by Russian craftsmen. Yet some of the treasures, like the Amber Room, are lost forever. Through extracts from documentaries and films, music and visual art, we wil explore the unique leagacy of Russian socio-cultural and artistic heritage.
Originally from Moscow, Maria graduated from Moscow University. She has taught at Moscow University, Syracuse University (USA) and Melbourne University. Maria's publications in Russian, English and Dutch journals include articles on 18th-19th century Russian and English Literature.
Maria has a Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honours, from Moscow University, a Master of Philosophy from Glasgow University and has a PHD from the University of Sydney.
Sice 2002, Maria has been presenting courses on Russian history, culture, literature, art and music for the University of Sydney, the Centre for Continuing Education. She has been also presenting talks for the Sydney Symphony and the ABC National Radio programs.
When: 6.30pm - 8.30pm Thursday 23 May
Where: Level 3, 280 Pitt St Sydney, SMSA