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Moscow Festival Ballet Performs Swan Lake March 20 at Eisenhower Auditorium

by on March 05, 2014 3:45 PM

The Moscow Festival Ballet performs Swan Lake, a dance that has captivated audiences around the world since its debut in 1877, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Penn State’s Eisenhower Auditorium.

Swan Lake is a love story about Prince Siegfried, his beloved Swan Queen Odette and the evil Baron Von Rothbart, a sorcerer who attempts through deception to keep the couple apart and Odette trapped in his spell.

The production is based on the seminal 1895 choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. A heralded score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky serves as a foundation for the dance.

Moscow Festival Ballet, created in 1989 by Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Sergei Radchenko, utilizes the talents of leading dancers from throughout Russia. The company, with Radchenko as artistic director, has toured extensively in Europe and the Far East.

This tour of Swan Lake marks the troupe’s sixth visit to the United States.

You can purchase tickets online at or by phone at (814) 863-0255. Outside the local calling area, dial 1-800-ARTS-TIX.

Tickets are also available at four State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk (weekdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Bryce Jordan Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes Penn State student prices possible.

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