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Russian Youth Dance Troupe to Perform at "Arts for Understanding" Benefit

By Creative Connections

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Ridgefield, CT - Creative Connections, a Norwalk-based non-profit international cultural education organization, today announced it will present a performance by Rossijanochka, the award-winning youth folk dance troupe from St. Petersburg, Russia on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 6pm at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The event is part of the Creative Connections’ “Arts for Understanding” Performance Benefit. General admission tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students. Patron tickets are $150, which include Gold Circle seating and a 4pm patron reception. Proceeds from the event will support Creative Connections’ education programs.

The “Arts for Understanding” patron reception preceding Rossijanochka’s performance will include a Russian tea samovar service and a Fund-the-Mission live auction.

Tickets can be purchased through The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Avenue, Ridgefield, CT
· $150 - Patron Ticket (Includes 4PM patron reception and gold circle seating)
· $30 - Adult Ticket (Performance only)
· $15 - Child Ticket (Performance only)

Rossijanochka is comprised of seventeen talented international dancers, ages 9-19. They are regarded for their wonderful variety of lively, intricate, and amazingly acrobatic folk dances. The superb quality of the troupe’s dancing, enhanced by their colorful handmade costumes, has delighted family audiences on their 3 previous USA tours.

This cultural program is produced by Creative Connections as part of their annual International Young Performers’ Tour, which brings talented youth from around the world to perform for and conduct cultural workshops with their peer students in Connecticut and New York, sharing culture through music, song and/or dance. The sold out tour runs from April 23 – May 10, 2014 and includes performances at St. Luke’s High School, Long Ridge School, Ridgefield High School and Stepping Stones Museum for Children.

Creative Connections is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit international cultural education organization. We believe that cultural competency is an essential element of every child’s education in an increasingly interconnected world. Our programs build bridges between students in the USA and their international peers through the exchange of arts and ideas. These exchanges teach cultural literacy and promote appreciation for other cultures, customs and traditions. The organization annually serves 10,000 students in 25 countries across 5 continents from grades 3 to 12 in private and public schools.

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