Join us for an afternoon of Russian culture and the Moscow Ballet’s presentation of Great Russian Nutcracker. Prior to the performance, enjoy an intimate reception and lecture with UVA’s Professor Anna Borovskaya-Ellis, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature. Ms. Borovskaya-Ellis will share her extensive knowledge in Russian language, literature, history, and culture. Then stroll a few blocks of the Charlottesville Downtown Mall to The Paramount Theater and take in the sights and sounds of this Moscow Ballet production that features world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, and stunning sets. Celebrate the holiday tradition and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score.
Professor, UVA’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
1:00 p.m. Reception Starts (CitySpace)
1:30 p.m. Lecture with Assistant Professor Borovskaya-Ellis
2:30 p.m. Reception Ends – Walk to Paramount for Performance
3:00 p.m. The Nutcracker Performance Begins (The Paramount)
The event concludes at the end of the performance.