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Moscow Festival Ballet will present “Swan Lake” at Performing Arts Center on March 8

A critically acclaimed ballet company is bringing one of the world’s most beloved and popular ballets to the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Georgia Southern University.

The Moscow Festival Ballet will present ‘Swan Lake” at the PAC on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Founded by the principal dancer of the legendary Bolshoi company, the Moscow Festival Ballet features many of Russia’s leading dancers.

The tale of a handsome young prince’s love for a beautiful princess who has been turned into a bird by an evil sorcerer, ‘Swan Lake” takes the audience on an emotional journey that ranges from hope to terror to ecstasy.

Tickets for ‘Swan Lake” are $35 plus tax per person for the general public. Georgia Southern faculty, staff and students will receive a 10 percent discount. Groups of 15 or more people from outside the University community are also eligible for a 10 percent discount.

In addition, if any tickets are available 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the performance, any Georgia Southern student with a valid University I.D. can purchase one ticket for $10 plus tax.

The Moscow Festival Ballet was formed in 1989 by Sergei Radchenko, who brought together the highest classical elements of the Bolshoi and Kirov companies in a new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet.

Since its inception, the Moscow Festival Ballet has toured extensively in Asia, Europe and North America. The company is currently in the midst of a 17-week tour of the United States.

‘Swan Lake” was first performed in Moscow, Russia, in 1877. Originally called ‘The Lake of the Swans,” the ballet featured a musical score by the great Russian composer Tchaikovsky and choreography by Julius Reisinger. It was later updated and popularized by the Russian team of Petipa and Ivanov.

The PAC is located on the Georgia Southern campus at the corner of Chandler Road and Plant Drive. The box office is open every Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The box office is also open one hour prior to the start of each performance.

To purchase tickets or obtain additional information, call (912) 486-7999 or toll free (866) PAC-ARTS, or visit the PAC Web site at http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/pac.

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