Moscow: the metro, the ballet, and borscht

I’ve arrived in Moscow and walked around a bit with my hosts Tanya, Illya, Natalia, and Sergey. We traveled by metro, scored tickets to the ballet, and ate borscht. Tomorrow we go to the Kremlin and Red Square, Lenin’s body and St. Basil’s Cathedral. I start work tomorrow as well. Five days of workshop intensives. I’m very happy to be teaching dance here and thankful for our day of play today.

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Moscow is full of these style churches…I love them.

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Lovely welcome gifts from my hosts…everything I love to eat on the road! How did they know?

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The metro.

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Lucky dog statue in the metro that passersby touch.

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A Russian ballet production of Don Quixote at a theater that I never did get the name of but wow, was it impressive! And I sat next to a Texan. Small world.

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Very happy to have scored some scalped student tickets to the ballet.
We waited for an hour outside with sad faces which very quickly became happy faces.

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Traditional Ukrainian restaurant.

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Samogon -Ukrainian moonshine. Meant to be followed up by salted garlic stems wrapped in pig fat

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Borscht! Hot fatty beet, potato, and cabbage soup with garlic buns and bread topped with with seasoned pig fat reminiscent of garlic butter.

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Cheers with Tanya

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The Bolshoi Theater. Wow.

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About April Rose

Bellydancer | Choreographer | Researcher M.A., Dance Studies, UCLA Dance Thoughtfully. Dance Playfully.
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