The public is invited to Moscow Ballet’s Russian Tea Party and Auction (the only one of its kind in North America), with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas! This event celebrates the Russian tradition of afternoon tea with guest of honor—a Moscow Ballet ballerina! It will be held at the exclusive Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas on Saturday, November 10 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Tea from a Russian Samovar and desserts will be served.
Activities include photo opportunities with the Moscow Ballet ballerina, a photo booth with Moscow Ballet costumes, a silent auction, and more.
This unique opportunity will be offered to 100 guests, where they can enjoy this Russian tradition and family-friendly experience with a Moscow Ballet ballerina. The gathering will take place at the Hilton Anatole Hotel one week prior to the Dallas performances of Moscow Ballet’s 20th anniversary Great Russian Nutcracker. Guests will enjoy traditional Russian tea, desserts, and have the opportunity to learn about the life of a ballerina, traveling the world, the tradition of tea and Russian culture. In addition, there will be opportunities to support CMNH and Dallas Children’s Medical Center through a silent auction.alt
Among items to be auctioned is a Russian Tea Service. First introduced to Russia by the Chinese, Russian Tea Service is centuries old in Russia. The samovar has served as Russia’s teapot since the mid-1700s. By 1800, the samovar had become a cherished focal point of the Russian household and was the centerpiece of any social gathering. The largest teapot of record was made in Tula, Russia in 1922, and held 250 liters! Russian samovars are made of various metals (copper, bronze, iron and silver being the most typical). With the high price of tea in those days, the samovar was both functional and a symbol of affluence. The warmth and aroma of the brew symbolized hospitality and security.
Reaching gracefully skyward, the Hilton Anatole Hotel is a renowned destination in a city that is rich with warm hospitality and western lore. Centrally located in downtown Dallas, the Hilton Anatole is a cultural icon containing a private art collection, which is the largest ever owned and displayed by a U.S. hotel. Hilton Anatole’s guestrooms relax and recharge with meticulously crafted, plush interiors.
Purchase tickets to Moscow Ballet Russian Tea Party, the only event of its kind in North America, on Nov 10 from 2 to 4pm at the Anatole Hotel in Dallas. 100% of proceeds benefit the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.