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Moscow Festival Ballet in 'Sleeping Beauty'

Jan. 13, 2010

KALAMAZOO--The Moscow Festival Ballet will perform "Sleeping Beauty" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, in Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium.

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Miller Auditorium will host a pre-performance Princess Tea at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, located at 100 W. Michigan Ave. in downtown Kalamazoo. The tea will begin at 1 p.m. the day of the performance, and will feature special guests and refreshments. Tickets are $12 and are available from Miller Auditorium.

The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Radchenko, sought to realize his vision of a company which would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet. Under Radchenko's direction, the Moscow Festival Ballet continues to expand its repertoire. In addition to commissioning new works from within Russia and abroad, the company specializes in full-length ballets such as "Cinderella," "Romeo and Juliet," "Legend of Love," "Stone Flower" and "The Golden Age."

Since its inception, the Moscow Festival Ballet has completed two tours of Europe, with extraordinary receptions in Italy, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands. The company has also performed with great success in Turkey at the Istanbul Festival and in Greece at the Athens Festival, and recently completed a two-month tour of Japan, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong. The Moscow Festival Ballet has toured extensively throughout the United States, beginning with a coast-to-coast tour in 1997 and returning in 2001, 2004 and 2006. The company is currently in the States for a 17-week tour.


The Moscow Festival Ballet at Miller Auditorium is sponsored by Coca-Cola and Zhang Financial. Tickets are on sale now and range from $15 to $40. They are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office. Groups of 15 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

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Media contact: Bethany Gauthier, (269) 387-2245, bethany.gauthier@wmich.edu

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