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Bring a piece of dance history to your home with this Moiseyev Dance Company at the Royal Albert Hall programme cover poster.
Taking place on 22 September - 10 October 1964, Formed in 1937 at the height of artistic censorship, a new genre of dance spectacle was created and skilfully utilised on a grand scale to support the Soviet Union’s efforts both with internal and external policies.
'Say what you like about The Beatles, they are democratic to a fault. Tonight they arrive home from their conquest of America. Tomorrow night they go to the Royal Albert Hall - to have the mickey taken out of them by the Russians. Special arrangements have been made to sneak the lads to a heavily-guarded box next door to the Russian Ambassador's to watch the first night show by Misco's famous Moiseyev Dance Company. And the reason... The Red dancing gents have engineered their own brand of Beatlemania, a satirical modern ballet on life in the West in which four Beatle-sized Russia's appear as Paul, John, Ringo and George - complete with wigs.'
(Daily Mirror, 21 September 1964)
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