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FRENCH

Entre Amis - To find out more about this French discussion group based in Niskayuna, please contact Machteld Depoortere at mdepoortere@nycap.rr.com. They typically meet the first Wednesday of the month from September to June,7:00-9:00pm. (no summer meetings). Participants must be able to carry on a discussion in French.

Le Groupe litteraire - Fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm meet to discuss selected works of French literature at the Colonie Town Library,  629 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville, NY 12211-1196, (518) 458-9274 For details contact Hannelore Wilfert, wilfeh@verizon.net.

Beginning 6-26-15 - A Little Chaos, Alan Rickman directs and Kate Winslet stars in this romantic drama about Sabine, a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, who is chosen to build one of the main gardens at King Louis XIV’s (Rickman) new palace at Versailles. In her new position of power, Sabine challenges gender and class barriers while also becoming professionally romantically entangled with the court’s renowned landscape artist, André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts). (from Spectrum 8), (518) 449-8995.

 

RUSSIAN

12-5 and 12-6-2015 - Northeast Ballet’s Annual The Nutcracker, Making its annual return to the Mainstage is everyone’s favorite holiday ballet. Enter a world of Christmas dreams to the joyous music of Tchaikovsky in this annual year-end favorite. Join the Sugar Plum Fairy, the heroic Nutcracker Prince and the evil Rat King in this whimsical celebration of the season. Saturday, 7:00 pm and Sunday, 2:00 pm (Proctor's Theater, Schenectady), (518) 346-6204.

12-10-15 - Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, Moscow Ballet's company of almost 40 dancers is the only internationally touring ballet group to perform to critical acclaim in over 75 North American cities annually. The renowned, award-winning principal dancers and corps de ballet thrill audiences with their expertise, dramatic expression and stunning leaps, drops and turns. The production is known for its dedication to world peace placing Act II in the "Land of Peace and Harmony," featuring a cannon that shoots roses and a stunning 2-dancer "Dove of Peace" with a 20' wingspan. All ages feel the spirit of the season at Great Russian Nutcracker performances through the beauty of romantic hand-sewn costumes, 9 shimmering backdrops with authentic splashes of Russian history and fanciful effects such as; life-sized Matrushka (Nesting) Dolls; a 3-headed Rat King and a Troika Sleigh ride through the magical Snow Forest (with falling snow) escorted by Father Christmas and Snow Maiden. (from Palace Theater), 7:00 pm, (518) 465-3334.

 

 

 

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