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Moscow Festival Ballet returns to Wharton Center this January with Cinderella

Posted at 11:02 AM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-06 11:02:40-05

Using refined classical technique, MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET will perform the classic story of Cinderella through ballet at Wharton Center on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. in the Cobb Great Hall. Tickets are available at the official source to purchase Wharton Center tickets online, whartoncenter.com, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.

A wistful young woman, her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, a fairy godmother and her handsome prince:  the classic story of Cinderella is a treat for all ages, and comes to life in the grand tradition of Russian ballet. Complete with a lavish set and sumptuous costumes, this production of Cinderella was originally choreographed by Rostislav Zakharov for the premiere of Sergei Prokofiev’s glorious score at the Mariinsky Theater in 1945. With more than 50 dancers, the Moscow Festival Ballet performs this masterpiece hailed by the Las Vegas Review-Journal as “…deserving ‘bravos’ within minutes of the opening steps.”

Founded by legendary dancer Sergei Radchenko and featuring leading dancers from across Russia, this acclaimed company continues to get stellar reviews. The Durham, North Carolina, Chronicle writes, “An impressive performance of a classical ballet, energized with dramatic expression and sensational steps.”