The Russian National Ballet Theatre will perform Swan Lake at Missouri University of Science and Technology this January. The event is the fifth performance in the 2014-15 Missouri S&T Campus Performing Arts Series.
The ballet group will perform Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s first ballet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla.
Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a young maiden who has been transformed into a swan by a sorcerer. The three acts of the ballet show what happens to the girl and a prince who has fallen in love with her.
Tickets are $38 for adults and $28 for youth age 18 and younger. Tickets are available to Missouri S&T students with a valid ID for $15. However, the first 75 students will receive a free ticket. A limited number of tickets remain for this CPAS performance.
Tickets can be purchased 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from the Leach Theatre Box Office, located in the vestibule inside the main entrance to Leach Theatre, facing 10th Street. Tickets can also be purchased at leachtheatre.mst.edu/cpas/14-15/therussiannationalballet/.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow in the late 1980s. The company, then titled the Soviet National Ballet, was founded by graduates from Russian choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Perm. Today, the Russian National Ballet Theatre is its own institution with over 50 dancers, many of whom have been with the company since its inception.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s performance is sponsored in part by public radio station KMST, the Kaleidoscope Weekly, Phelps County Regional Medical Center and Comfort Suites.
For more information about the performance, or to purchase tickets, contact the Missouri S&T Leach Theatre Box Office at 573-341-4219. More information about the Missouri S&T Campus Performing Arts Series is available online at leachtheatre.mst.edu/cpas.