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Monday, May 10, 2010

Great job, great show ... and the lanterns worked, too!

What fun we had at the JCC's 15th Annual Russian - American Fair! Our little bit of the big day at Oshman Family JCC's Russian-American Fair went "live" at 1:30 PM but our dancers were back stage and ready to perform well before that. All those rehearsals paid off and all the confusion and preparations resolved themselves into a delightful performance for an overflowing and enthusiastic house of over 500 people.

Our dancers danced beautifully despite a few technical challenges - from the smallest elves to our delightful solists. Bright, cheerful costumes and a hand-clapping foot-stomping Russian Dance brought the house down. And bits and pieces that only we'll know about came together too -- some of you parents and dancers will know what we mean (psst! the dwarfs' lamps WORKED!) Stacy Levichev and Christie Revel were invaluable as ever!

Parents pitched to make it all work -- special thanks due to Alex Peterson, Caryn Coleman, Yelena & Maksim Panchenko, Stacy Levichev-Connoly, Christie Revel, Veronika Goldin, Marina Paredes, Anahit Tarkhanyan, Kira Foygel, Sveta Minkin and Elena Zabelin -- Thank you!

And a very big thank you to the JCC's Boris Vladimirsky, Performing Arts Manager and Natalia Tsvibe, Russian Cultural Manager for making the Russian-American Fair a reality. We had a great time and it was a terrific day.

Next stop? The full production - Summer Dance Carousel 2010 - Lively and original ballet for the whole family in the famous Russian ballet style. This bright ballet showcase in two parts features the talented young dancers of the Bayer Ballet Company, joined by principal dancers of the Ballet San Jose and students of the Bayer Ballet Academy. 

One day only! Tickets: $33 Adults; $28 Seniors/Children (12 & under) Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Parking 2$. Live 24/7 Ticket Hotline: 1-800-838-3006

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