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Dance

Princess Aurora taking a hazy stroll under the oversize moon in Matthew Bourne's stunning dance rendition of Tchaikovsky's 'Sleeping Beauty,' showing as part of the two month long Chekhov Festival on Wednesday 12.

Dance Addresses

Thursday, June 6th

FESTIVAL Chekhov International Theater Festival: Nine Songs (Devyat Pesen): a dance show set to Asian ethno music. Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan. Theatrium Na Serpukhovke. 7 p.m.

FESTIVAL Chekhov International Theater Festival: Song of Pensive Beholding (Pesnya Zadumchivogo Sozertsaniya): a staging by the Legend Lin Dance Theatre (Taiwan). Mossoviet Theater. 7 p.m.

La Esmeralda: Pugni's ballet based on Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Libretto, choreography and staging by Andrei Petrov. Kremlin Ballet production. Kremlin Palace. 7 p.m.

The Story of a Soldier (Istoriya Soldata): one-act ballet to Stravinsky's music. Questa Musica Ensemble production. Theater Center Na Strastnom. 8 p.m.

Friday, June 7th

FESTIVAL Chekhov International Theater Festival: Sadeh21: Batsheva Dance Company staging (Israel). Choreographer Ohad Naharin. Mossoviet Theater. 7 p.m.

La Esmeralda: This ballet by Pugni is a tragic love story based on Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," showing the hopeless love of Quasimodo for the Gypsy girl Esmeralda. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Swan Lake (Lebedinoye Ozero): a meticulous staging of Tchaikovsky's lyrical ballet about a princess who is turned into a swan by a magician and then rescued at the stroke of midnight by a prince. A revival of Alexander Gorsky's pre-revolutionary choreography. Kremlin Ballet. Kremlin Palace. 7 p.m.

Tango City: dancers Lendro Palou, Alejandra Mantinan and Sexteto Milonguero in concert. Dom Muzyki Svetlanov Hall. 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 8th

NEW Beauty and the Beast (Krasavitsa i Chudovishche): Kremlin Ballet production based on the fairytale. Choreographer Wayne Eagling, designer Jan Pienkowski, composer Vangelis. Kremlin Palace. 2 p.m.

FESTIVAL Chekhov International Theater Festival: Nine Songs: (See Thurs. listing.) Theatrium Na Serpukhovke. 7 p.m.

FESTIVAL Chekhov International Theater Festival: Song of Pensive Beholding: (See Thurs. listing.) Mossoviet Theater. 7 p.m.

La Sylphide: (See Fri. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

NEW The Heroids: Anna Garafeyeva's five dance pieces based on Ovid's elegiac couplets of the same name and Roland Barthes' work "A Lover's Discourse: Fragments." School of Dramatic Art. 8 p.m.

The Nutcracker (Shchelkunchik): Tchaikovsky's classic Yuletide ballet staged by Natalya Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasilyov. Grand Moscow Classical Ballet production. Novaya Opera. 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 9th

FESTIVAL Chekhov International Theater Festival: Nine Songs: (See Thurs. listing.) Theatrium Na Serpukhovke. 7 p.m.

La Sylphide: (See Fri. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 6 p.m.

The Nutcracker: (See Sat. listing.) Novaya Opera. Noon and 4 p.m.

Monday, June 10th

FESTIVAL Chekhov International Theater Festival: Nine Songs: (See Thurs. listing.) Theatrium Na Serpukhovke. 7 p.m.

Giselle: Yury Grigorovich's version of Adolphe Adam's ballet. Bolshoi Theater Main Stage. 7 p.m.

The Little Mermaid (Rusalochka): John Neumeier's homage to Hans Christian Andersen. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 11th

Moscow Competition of Ballet Dancers and Choreographers: First round. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12th

FESTIVAL Chekhov International Theater Festival: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty: Tchaikovsky's ballet as staged by director and choreographer Matthew Bourne. New Adventures Productions (London). Mossoviet Theater. 7 p.m.

Figaro: Andrei Petrov's ballet staging based on Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" and Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro." Kremlin Ballet production. Kremlin Palace. 7 p.m.

Moscow Competition of Ballet Dancers and Choreographers: First round. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

and Beyond…

FESTIVAL Chekhov International Theater Festival: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty: (See Wed. listing.) Mossoviet Theater. June 13, 14 at 7 p.m., June 15 and 16 at 1 and 7 p.m.7 p.m.

Moscow Competition of Ballet Dancers and Choreographers: Competition of choreographers. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. June 13 at 7 p.m., June 16 at 11 a.m.

NEW Violin Concerto (Kontsert Dlya Skripki s Orkestrom): Paul Mejia's ballet to music by Tchaikovsky. Followed by a classical ballet concert. Moskva Ballet Production. Novaya Opera. June 13, 7 p.m.

NEW 1.03. Surprised Body. Moscow: (1.03. Udivlyonnoye Telo. Moskva): a dance performance choreographed by Francesco Scavetta. Platforma at Winzavod. June 14, 15, 16, 8 p.m.

Don Quixote: a ballet by Minkus based on Cervantes' novel about the adventures of a country gentleman who sets out to right the world's wrongs. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. June 14, 7 p.m.

Moscow Competition of Ballet Dancers and Choreographers: Second round. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. June 14 and 15, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Sleeping Beauty (Spyashchaya Krasavitsa): Tchaikovsky's ballet based on the fairy tale about an enchanted princess who is awakened by a prince's kiss. Choreography by Marius Petipa, editing by Andrei Petrov. Kremlin Ballet production. Kremlin Palace. June 15, 2 p.m.

The Nutcracker (Shchelkunchik): Andrei Petrov's staging of Tchaikovsky's ballet based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale about a girl's dream in which her nutcracker doll changes into a handsome prince. Kremlin Ballet production. Kremlin Palace. June 16, 2 p.m.

FESTIVAL Chekhov International Theater Festival: Sho-bo-gen-zo (The Path of True Seeing): A modern dance performance inspired by the holy book of Japanese Buddhism about the search for inner freedom, happiness, universal peace and eternal truth. Choreography and set design by Josef Nadj.Centre Choreographique National d'Orleans production. Pushkin Theater. June 18, 19, 20 and 21, 7 p.m.

Giselle: Adolphe Adam's ballet. Kremlin Ballet production. Kremlin Palace. June 18, 7 p.m.

FESTIVAL Chekhov International Theater Festival: 6,000 Miles Away: One-act ballets by Jiri Kylian (27'52"), William Forsythe (Rearray) and Mats Ek (Bye). Sylvie Guillem Production. Mossoviet Theater. June 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 and 25, 7 p.m.

NEW Tristan+Isolde. Fragments: a dance piece to music by Wagner choreographed by Regis Obadia. Moskva Ballet Production. Meyerhold Center. June 20 and 21, 8 p.m.