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From: "Yurasova, Tanya" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 6:25 PM
Subject: Happy "Old New Year"!
Dear RuSS Members and Friends,
It's the Old New Year's eve tonight, traditionally celebrated in Russia, so
S NOVYM GODOM!
As usual, there is a fair number of things that I would like to tell you
about, so please let me start with a brief content:
1. Long awaited "Old New Year" party - reminder and details.
2. Plans for the nearest future.
3. Can we exchange books?
4. Russian guide/interpreter needed for a few days.
5. Coming soon: Russian music in Cambridge.
6. Conference in Oxford.
7. Ballet from St.Petersburg in London.
If you are interested, please read on.
1. The traditional "Old New Year" party is coming soon!
WHEN: 18th Jan (Sat) from 5pm till 11 pm
WHERE: in the school hall, St.Laurence's RC Primary School, Arbury
Rd; there is a map on our web site http://www.camruss.com
2. The next few things that have been planned by the Russian Society are:
27th Jan (Mon) 7:30 pm - lecture by Prof. Tony Cross "The Birth and
Early Years of a Capital City: St Peterburg, 1703-1830s" (with many slides);
Wolfson Court (on Clarkson Rd), Seminar Room.
7th Feb (Fri) 7:30 pm - Russian-Scottish dancing event; Fitzwilliam
You will have a chance to watch and practise Russian and
Scottish fast and slow dances, and have lots of fun! No previous experience
Please bring a plate of finger food to share; soft drinks
will be provided, and there is also a bar downstairs. There will be a break
for refreshments at 9 pm.
Fee: £2 per person or £5 for a family.
There is a limited number of places, so please WRITE BACK to
us to reserve a place.
24th Feb (Mon) 7:30 pm - lecture by Prof. Angela Livingstone on
Pasternak and Platonov (title to be confirmed); Wolfson Court (on Clarkson
Rd); Seminar Room.
March (date to be confirmed) - lecture on Faberge.
There will be more details (and maps) on our web site:
3. A few people have suggested that we could have a Russian book exchange.
If any of you have books that you may consider sharing with other people, or
donating to a hypothetical "Russian library", or if anybody would like to
volunteer to be our collective librarian, please respond.
4. A request from St John's innovation centre: There will be a delegation of
Russian scientists coming in February. People who organise this visit wonder
if there is a Russian person who knows Cambridge and would like to act as
an official interpeter / guide for this group. It will be for 2-3 days at
the end of February, around 22-25th. If you are interested please write to
Dina Shagiakhmetova <[log in to unmask]>
or Jorma Kuningas <[log in to unmask]>
5. Cambridge Philharmonic Society offers a spectacular Russian evening.
Rimsky Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture
Prokofiev: violin concerto No. 1.
Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead.
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite.
Soloist: Matthew Trusler (violin)
Conductor Martin West
WHEN: Saturday February 15th at 7.30pm
WHERE: The Guildhall Cambridge
TICKETS: £12 (concessions available) from Cambridge Arts Theatre Box Office
Tel. (01223 503333) or at the door
There is more information on our website: http://www.camruss.com in the
6. Postgraduate Conference for Russianists
"Through the Looking-Glass of Russian Culture: Self-Reflection in
Russian Literature, History, Arts and Media"
WHEN: 7-8 February 2003,
WHERE: Wolfson College, University of Oxford:
The conference is open to all research students in Russian language,
literature, history and culture.
For further details visit the conference website:
Enquiries should be addressed to: [log in to unmask]
7. The Eifman Ballet Theatre of St Petersburg presents Red Giselle & Tchaikovsky
WHEN: 10 - 15 February 2003
WHERE: Saddler's Wells Theatre, London
DETAILS: Eifman Ballet Theatre of St Petersburg presents two dramatic full
length narrative ballets. Red Giselle (10 - 13 February) charts the rise and
fall into madness of the gifted Russian ballerina Olga Spessivtzeva.
Tchaikovsky (14 - 15 February) explores the dilemma of this Russian composer
who craves acceptance whilst being irresistibly drawn to inner desires.
See a video clip of Red Giselle
See a video clip of Tchaikovsky
"Boris Eifman's story ballets are provocative and fascinating... brilliantly
impressive" New York Times
Double Booking offer - Book for both Tchaikovsky and Red Giselle and save
10% off ticket prices for each show across all seat prices. If used in
conjunction with the Early Bird offer the 10% discount should be calculated
after the 20% discount has been deducted.
To take advantage of this offer call the Ticket Office on 020 7863 8000.
Both offers exclude Superseats and Gallery Stools, cannot be booked online
and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer than the one stated
Find out more online:
Hope to see you on the 18th!