The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 10 Episode 40

June 29, 1958: Moscow's Moiseyev Ballet

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jun 29, 1958 on CBS
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June 29, 1958: Moscow's Moiseyev Ballet

The entire program features the Moiseyev Dance Company of Moscow, Russia's first contribution to the cultural exchange program between the U.S. and Soviet Union. The group, led by choreographer Iror Moiseyev, does traditional Soviet folk dances, and other based upon them.
(A kinescope of this program will be repeated, by popular demand, on 2/1/59.)
Dances include:
--Bul-Ba (depicting the growing of a potato crop)
--Dance of the Tartars of Kazan (showing a trick played by two young girls on two men)
--Yurochka (about a village lover who is punished by the local women)
--Partisans (about resistance fighters fighting against the Nazis)
--City Quadrille (pre-revolution Russia)
--Zhok (three dances from Moldavia)
--Two Boys in a Fight (a novelty dance)
--American Folk Dance (this encore is done to "Turkey in the Straw"


Who was the Episode MVP ?

Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan


Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

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