#14 New York Plus Plus - The Russian Cultural News
02.20.09 Contact: 800-585-2521
1.01.09 - 10.01.2009 Ongoing project: mail-art call "Ticket to Jerusalem"
02.14.09 - 03.17.09 Theater. "Conversations on Russian Literature"
02.18.09 - 02.28.2009 "Exhibition: Pushkin in Odessa" by Ilia Shenker
02.21.09 - 03.28.09 "In Search of the Miraculous" at the Camera Club of NY
02.22.09 120th Year Anniversary Of Hebrew Free Burial Association
02.22.09 The Art of Patronage: How It Was Done In Russia at 92Y
02.22.09 Continuum - Illuminating Ukraine: Virko Baley&The Avant Garde
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02.25.09 & 02.27.09 Open Lessons with the Moscow Art Theater School
02.25.09 Soviet propaganda cartoons of the 1920-70's
02.28.09 Yuri Bashmet, Igor Butman, Igor Raykhelson
02.28.09 The Festival - Russian holiday Mastlenitsa - Blini Week
03.01.09 Concert БИ2
03.01.09 Poetry Reading - Viktor Kagan
03.02.09 Celebrating the Ballets Russe
03.05.09 Galit Couture Fashion Show
03.07.09 The Male Choir of St. Petersburg
03.08.09 Russian Women Artists at Don Hill
03.22.09 Russian Classical Music and Cuisine Night. "Sunflower" Center
Program at Guggenheim Museum with the exhibition The Third Mind Live
$30, $25 members, $10 students (25 and under with valid ID)
*Meredith Monk: $50, $40 members, $20 students
212 423 3587, M-F, 1-5
03.05.09 Meredith Monk. Ascension Variations. 6:30 and 9 pm*
03.12&13.09 Laurie Anderson. Transitory Life: Some Stories 8 pm
03.14&21.09 Just Alap Raga Ensemble with La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. 9 pm
03.28.09 Jung Hee Choi. RICE. 9 pm
03.31.09 Merce Cunningham in conversation with Laura Kuhn Dancers on a Plane. 6:30 pm
04.02.09 yoko ono in conversation with Alexandra Munroe Passages for Light 6:30 pm
04.07.09 A lecture by Marina Abramović Night Sea Crossing 6:30 m
04.17&18.09 Robert Wilson KOOL – Dancing in My Mind A Works & Process at the
Guggenheim Commission and World Premiere 7:30 pm
02.18.09 -03.08.09 Whitney Museum of American Art. $5 Admission.
02.22.09 - 02.24.09 Moda Manhattan
02.26.09 - 03.02.09 New York Int'l Art Expo - Trade/Public
Until 02.28.09 New York Restaurant Week
Until 03.08.09 Mabou Mines. “Dollhouse” at St.Ann Warehouse
March 20, 2009 Big Apple Job
________________________________________Ongoing project: mail-art call "Ticket to Jerusalem". From January 1 to October 1, 2009
Radik Shvarts, creator & editor of Ycrop.com, invites you to participate in his mail-art project: create artwork that represents your idea for an ideal airplane ticket to Jerusalem. Collage, drawing or any other media, preferably without use of computer. Size of the card should be 8x3". Final artwork might resemble a boarding pass, but doesn't have to. Put a stamp on it and mail it.
For more Information visit www.tickettojerusalem.com
________________________________________"Conversations on Russian Literature" at Access Theater From February 14 to March 7, 2009
David Johnston's Conversations on Russian Literature Plus Three More Plays, now playing the Access Theater under the aegis of Blue Coyote Theater Group, includes four works of varying quality. But it's the intelligently written and superbly performed one-act play that gives the evening its name that makes the trip worthwhile. As per its deceptively simple title, the two characters who inhabit that play spend a good deal of time discussing writers such as Chekhov, Turgenyev, and Bulgakov. However, the work ultimately packs the punch of a political thriller while slowly unearthing the wounded humanity of its characters. http://www.bluecoyote.org/
________________________________________ 210-й годовщине со дня рождения Александра Сергеевича Пушкина посвящается выставка работ художника Ильи Шенкера
Вечер встречи с художником состоится
во вторник 24 февраля с 5 до 9 вечера.
Галерея Русского Книжного Магазина № 21
Со среды 18 февраля по субботу 28 февраля
с 11:30 утра до 7 вечера
Адрес: 174-176 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
(between 22nd & 23rd Street). 2-ой этаж (elevator available)
________________________________________ In Search of the Miraculous
Ian Baguskas, Sasha Bezzubov and Jessica Sucher, Laura Calhoun
Curated by Yulia Tikhonova. February 21-March 28, 2009
Sasha Bezzubow and Jessica Sucher
"Stagur Prasad, USA"Opening reception Saturday, February 21st 5-8pm The Camera Club of New York
336 West 37th Street, Suite 206, btw 8 & 9 Ave
New York, NY 10018
Ph: 212 260 9927
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday 12-6 pm
________________________________________ Russian-Jewish Community Event In Commemoration of Our 120thYear Anniversary Of Hebrew Free Burial Association February 22, 2009 • 4:30-6:30 PM
Chairperson: Boris Palant
P r o g r a m :
Art Exhibition and Silent Auction
Vladimir Druk, Vladimir Gandelsman, Andrey Gritsman
Irina Mashinski, Madlena Rozenblum
Viktor Sanchuk, Alexander Stessin, Oleg Woolf
And featuring memorial tributes to
Victor Ourin and Andrey Klenov
224 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001
Refreshments will be served
Price: $18.RSVP required
(212) 239-1662 • email@example.com
________________________________________ Meet poet Vera Pavlova Sunday, February 22, 1:30 PM
You know Vera Pavlova even if you think you don't.
If you ride the NYC subway and pay attention to the "Poetry in Motion" posters, you've read her poem.If you read the New Yorker magazine, you surely have noticed Vera's poems on its pages.Only a handful of Russian writers and poets have been thus honored.Here is one of the four poems that appeared in the New Yorker, the same one shared your rides in the subway:
If there is something to desire,
there will be something to regret.
If there is something to regret,
there will be something to recall.
If there is something to recall,
there was nothing to regret.
If there was nothing to regret,
there was nothing to desire.
Vera Pavlova's poems are short and incisive. One of the former guests of our series, novelist Mikhail Shishkin, once observed that he needs 50 pages to express what Vera manages to pack in 10 lines.
A short documentary about Vera will open the program.
Brooklyn Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza
________________________________________Yulia Drabkina. Poetry Reading Sunday, February 22nd @ 6 p.m.
В пространстве сурдо (Опыт автобиографии) Родилась в 1977 году в Гомеле, Беларусь. Собиралась быть математиком, физиком или, на худой конец, актрисой, а в последний момент поступила на филологический факультет Гомельского государственного университета мени Ф.Скорины, о чём, кажется, и не жалею. Окончила университет в 1999-м и в 2000-м перебралась с семьёй в Израиль, где и живу по сей день. Преподавала английский язык в школе, на подготовительных курсах, работала переводчиком, в банке и на телевидении, а также в других местах, список которых продолжает расти.
Стихи пишу от случая к случаю, ставки на них не делаю, но, когда получается что-то достойное, и людям нравится, радуюсь. Юлия Драбкина
256 W 52 Street at 8th Avenue.
________________________________________The Art of Patronage: How It Was Done In Russia
This two-part series explores the history of arts patronage in Russia in the late 1800s and the early 1900s, which led to the creation of some of the world's most famous opera, dance and theater masterpieces. Each program is followed by a panel discussion on philanthropy and the traditional Jewish concept of tzedaka, and its relevance to the historical and contemporary Russian Jewish experience. SERIES SUBSCRIPTIONS: $50
In the Company of Savva Morozov, Konstantin Stanislavsky
and Anton Chekhov
Sun, Feb 22, 7:30pm, $27
Regina Kozakova, playwright
Dmitry Troyanovsky, director
Explore Savva Morozov’s role in the foundation of the Moscow Art Theater through an evening of drama and multimedia. Uncover the mysteries behind Morozov’s controversial correspondence with the theater’s artistic director, Konstantin Stanislavsky; Morozov’s partial attitudes toward revolutionary movements; and his mysterious death in 1905.
Peter Tchaikovsky and Nadezhda von Meck
Strings Attached—Serenade for Two
Sun, Mar 29, 3 PM, $35
Marina Kostalevsky, playwright
St. Petersburg Quartet
Delight in a drama of music and letters detailing the delicate relationship between Peter Tchaikovsky and his loyal and wealthy patroness, Nadezhda von Meck, who had a 14-year correspondence. This dramatic performance features St. Petersburg Quartet and music by Tchaikovsky, Anton Rubinstein, Mozart and other composers. The program will be followed by a panel discussion.
For tickets, visit www.92Y.org/russiansundays, call 212.415.5500 or visit our Box Office.
The Art of Patronage series is part of the COJECO CWW initiative and is sponsored by UJA-Federation of New York.
________________________________________ Continuum - Illuminating Ukraine: Virko Baley & The Avant Garde Sunday, February 22, 2009 2:00 pm Cheryl Seltzer & Joel Sachs, Directors 43rd Season
Continuum celebrates the prodigious Ukrainian-American composer-conductor-pianist-musical activist in his 70th birthday year, and honors his championing of extraordinary Ukrainian composers with additional works by Valentin Bibik, Leonid Hrabovsky, Alexander Shchetynsky, and Valentin Silvestrov. "Baley's music provided the very feature that audiences listen for desperately: sonic images memorable enough to take home". (Kyle Gann, Village Voice)
Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano, Moran Katz, clarinet
David Gresham, bass clarinet, Tom Chiu, violin
Stephanie Griffin, viola, Claire Bryant, cello
Cheryl Seltzer, piano, Joel Sachs, piano, conductor
Single Tickets: $20, Students/Seniors $10 (Contact the box office at 212-501-3330 for discounted tickets)
________________________________________Sam Lipsyte. Book Reading Tuesday, February 24th 6:30
256 W52 Street (at 8th Avenue). 212.757.0168.
Сэм Липсайт: биографическая справка.
Родился в 1968 г. в Нью-Джерси. Побывал солистом рок-группы "Навозные жуки", практически коммивояжером и редактором сетевого журнала "Feed". До "Объекта Стива" выпустил сборник рассказов "Venus Drive"; после - роман "Home Land".
"Сэм Липсайт - талантливый стилист, точный, оригинальный, непрямой и ужасно забавный. Во времена, когда язык большинства романов с самого начала мертв, эта книга о мертвом человеке поразительно жива". Джеффри Евгенидес.
Sam Lipsyte. "The thing that destroys Steve isn't the illness, but the hunt for the so-called cure" (интервью) - http://www.beatrice.com/interviews/lipsyte/
________________________________________ Open Lessons with the Moscow Art Theater School, Saturday, February 25 &27, 2009
Scenes from Hamlet by W. Shakespeare Directed by Marina Brusnikina
Scenes from Woe from Wit by A. Griboyedov
Directed by Victor Ryzhakov
Last spring, the third year students of the Moscow Art Theater School gave a lecture-demonstration to the members of NYC’s academic and performing arts communities. They return to BAC as graduates to share the work they developed during their final year at the School.
Baryshnikov Art Center
Free admission; reservations required.
Reservation line: 212-279-4200.
________________________________________Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 7 PM Soviet propaganda cartoons of the 1920-70’s
Brooklyn Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza. Free. Oleg Sulkin, film critic for the local Russian daily “Novoe Russkoe Slovo," will present a selection of Soviet propaganda animation films released over a sixty year period beginning in the 1920s and ending in the 1970s.
The Russian public is very familiar with some of them (e.g., “Mister Twister”); but many others are not as well-known. Until very recently, these films have not been widely available for American audiences.
The shorts, ranging from 3 to 20 minutes long, represent different animation genres and offer a fascinating glimpse into the political, historical and artistic background of the Soviet period.
Oleg Sulkin will offer commentary on the genre of propaganda animation as well as on the peculiarities of the creative process as practiced under the conditions of totalitarian censorship.
All films will be presented in Russian with English subtitles.
________________________________________ IGOR BUTMAN, IGOR RAYKHELSON - Triumphal return to Lincoln Center with "Crossover Concerto" Saturday, February 28, at 8 PM
World-renowned violist, 2008 Grammy Award winner Yuri Bashmet, hailed by The Times of London as "without doubt, one of the world's greatest living musicians", Russian saxophone virtuoso Igor Butman, and critically acclaimed composer and pianist Igor Raykhelson, bring their talents and orchestras together in a NYC's performance of "Crossover Concerto", a sizzling marriage of classical and jazz!
The program features pieces from the classical repertoire of the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra and jazz arrangements of Russian classics by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov performed by Igor Butman's Big Band.
One Night Only!
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Corner of 65th Street and Broadway
Order by phone: 212.721.6500
Box Office Open daily 9am-9pm
________________________________________The Festival - Russian holiday Mastlenitsa - Blini Week. February 28th, 2009. 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
To expand the public understanding and appreciation of Russian folk art, traditions and culture. At the festival participants will learn hands-on about traditional Russian holiday Mastlenitsa. There will be a variety of activities, informational displays, and entertainment.
The Festival will feature the Russian folk сostume exhibition, Russian folk music, Russian traditional food, craft making demonstrations, Russian souvenirs, and children's outdoor traditional Russian games. Our Festival is unique. It will be the first Russian Festival of this magnitude in the Capital Region.
Everybody is welcome to see the Russian winter off! $5 per person.
The Crossings Park of Colonie, located at 580 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville,
NY. I-87 exit 4. New Russian Cultural Center
________________________________________Viktor Kagan. Poetry Reading @ 6:00Sunday, March 1, 2009
256 W52 Street (at 8th Avenue). Телефон 212-757-0168.
Виктор Каган – доктор медицинских наук (медицинская психология, психиатрия). Член Союза писателей Санкт-Петербурга. Автор поэтических сборников “Долгий миг” (1993) и “Молитвы безбожника” (1 изд - 2006, 2 изд - 2007). Стихи и проза публиковались в “Новом Журнале” (2004, 2005), «Неве» (2000, 2004, 2007), альманахах «Побережье» (USA, №№ 9-16) и «Еврейская старина» (2005, 2008), «Bibliophilos» (USA, 2000), сборниках «В пятницу после семи» (Л.,1969), «Асклепий и музы» (СПб, 2000, 2005), «Общая тетрадь: из современной русской поэзии Северной Америки» (Москва, 2007), «Awaking to Sunshine» (USA, 2000), «Time after Time» (USA, 2000), сетевых журналах и альманахах (Сетевая Словесность, 45 параллель, Заметки по еврейской истории, Port-Folio и др.). Дипломант III-го Международного литературного Волошинского конкурса (2005). Проза, психологическая эссеистика, публицистика – в разных российских и зарубежных бумажных и Интернет-изданиях. С 1999 г. живёт и работает клиническим психологом в Далласе (ТХ) США.
________________________________________Sunday, March 1, 2009. 7:00pm Concert БИ2.
БИ2 - Mega-stars of Russian Rock are back to New York with mind-blowing mix of your old favorites and just-out-of-studio releases. Don't miss a chance to be among the first fans to hear new songs from the album finished this year, along with top-liners of multiple gold albums released by the band in the last decade! Prepare to be swept away by endless energy of live legends on stage - bringing you the Best of БИ-2!!!
Doors: 7pm; Show: 8pm.
INFO & TICKETS: http://www.russianmix.com/b2/
Russian Mix New York (NYC)
18+; 21+ to drink;
17 Irving Place (corner of E 15 St)
_______________________________________Monday, March 2, 7:30pm Celebrating the Ballets Russe
Screening of Michael Powell’s classic film, The Red Shoes (1948), starring Moira Shearer and Léonide Massine.
A program of events sponsored by the Harriman Institute of Columbia University with the Dance Department and Music Program of Barnard College.
Julius Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall, Barnard College
________________________________________5 марта, 7РМ. Galit Couture Fashion Show
Ежегодный показ мод в салоне вечерних и свадебных платьев Galit Couture. В шоу в принимает участие Олимпийская чемпионка Оксана Баюл. Шампанское, лёгкие закуски, живая музыка.
A native of Ukraine, Galit has become known for her signature opulent evening and bridal gowns rendered in silks, satins and lace. Her desire to create stunning fashions came to her early on and as a girl she made her own doll’s clothing. She went on to develop her skills and knowledge of the fashion industry first in Europe, then in Israel, and finally in the United States where she launched Galit Couture in 1997.
Galit's designs have appeared in Contemporary Bride magazine and she was the focus of a recent article in The New York Times. She participated in Couture Fashion Week, in New York. Melissa Hunter, an actress; Fox reality TV star of Joe Millionare and TV host, chose one of her dresses to wear on the Oscar Red Carpet in 2007. Galit's designs are available at Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC, Roma Sposa, Michigan in addition to a few high-end boutiques in Moscow and Baku. http://www.modelmayhem.com/pics.php?id=468591
Резервируйте места по телефону 718-646-8190 или на сайте www.galitcouture.us
________________________________________The Male Choir of St. PetersburgSaturday, March 7th, 2009 at 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Art
$75 (gold*) / $45 (orchestra) / $30 (mezzanine)
or call the Brooklyn Center box office at
718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm) Making their Brooklyn Center premiere as part of their first U.S. tour, this venerated choir is comprised of some of the finest singers in Russia and includes four bassi profundi, adding a unique depth and richness to the ensemble’s legendary sound. With a repertoire including 19th century liturgical works, selections by Russian composers such as Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, and Russian folk songs, marches, and anthems, The Male Choir of St. Petersburg offers a truly remarkable expression of the soul of Russian music.
________________________________________Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 6:00pm Russian Women artists. Ellina Graypel
511 Greenwich St. at Spring St.
advanced tickets - $20, $25
International festival featuring Russian Women artists. The festival will begin with an art opening including Illustration Photography and Fine Art where you can share drinks mingle and find yourself a last minute date.
Followed by a kick ass "romantic" Rock Concert. Featuring some of the hottest female rock artists:
Ellina Graypel and Dinamo New York
Evgenia Gavrilets and Pisces
Nargiz and the Orphans
Seven Ways Out
________________________________________Russian Classical Music and Cuisine Night.March 22nd at 6:00PM
Join us for an unforgettable performance by Vladimir Gerts, major Russian opera bass singer, a feast of Russian-style delicacies, Russian-style cocktail bar and a dance party.
262 Glen Head Road
Glen Head, NY 11545
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