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Moscow Festival Ballet brings Fairytale Fantasy to campus

by Tonya Durlach

Dec. 9, 2011 | WMU News

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Moscow Festival Ballet
KALAMAZOO--Moscow Festival Ballet will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at Miller Auditorium on the campus of Western Michigan University.

The Fairytale Fantasy performance will include highlights from four traditional ballets: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Giselle. Miller Auditorium also will host a pre-performance Princess Tea Party at WMU's Fetzer Center. The tea will begin at 12:30 p.m., and will feature special guests and refreshments.

About Moscow Festival Ballet

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 Romeo and Juliet, Legend of Love, Stone Flower and The Golden Age. The Moscow Festival Ballet has toured extensively and is currently on a four month coast-to-coast tour of the United States.


Moscow Festival Ballet at Miller Auditorium is part of the Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series and is welcomed by Meijer. Tickets are on sale now and range from $35 to $65. They can be purchased online at, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.

A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco Card is required at the time of pickup. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.

For more information, contact Bethany Gauthier at or (269) 387-2245.