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April 8, 2009

Contact Julie Larson at 608-796-3737 or jalarson@viterbo.edu

MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET TO PERFORM DON QUIXOTE AT VITERBO UNIVERSITY MAY 5

LA CROSSE, Wis. – The leading dancers from across Russia that comprise the Moscow Festival Ballet will perform Don Quixote at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

Founded by Sergei Radchenko, the legendary principle dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, the Russian National Ballet brings together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies within the framework of Russian classic ballet.

Since its founding in 1989, the company has conducted numerous tours of Europe and the United States, performing timeless classics such as Giselle, Don Quixote, Paquita, and Carmen.

Over 50 excellent dancers will delight you with Don Quixote, a tale of chivalric romance. This performance by the Moscow Festival Ballet is part of Viterbo’s Bright Star Season and is sponsored by WXOW TV-19 and by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board, with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

Tickets are $32 for upper balcony seating. For more information, contact the Viterbo box office at 608-796-3100 or www.viterbo.edu/finearts1.aspx.

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