BWW Feature: THE STATE BALLET THEATRE OF RUSSIA Presents SLEEPING BEAUTY at The KEITH ALBEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

BWW Feature: THE STATE BALLET THEATRE OF RUSSIA Presents SLEEPING BEAUTY at The KEITH ALBEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia will be bringing their beloved rendition of Sleeping Beauty to the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center courtesy of the Marshall Artist Series. Be sure not to miss your chance to see this incredible ballet during its one night only performance in Huntington, WV.

Performance Date: Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Location: Keith Albee Performing Arts Center, 925 4th Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701

Ticket Price: Full-time Marshall University students can receive a free ticket when using their MUID. General Admission is $45.00 to $79.00 on Ticketmaster or you can contact The Marshall Artist Series Box office at (304) 696-6656. You can also purchase tickets in person at the Marshall Artist Series box office in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse located in the 1600 block of 5th Avenue, Huntington, WV 25703

Written by composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1889 after his success with Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty has gone on to become one of the most often performed ballets in the world. Tchaikovsky based his ballet on The Brothers Grimm version of Charles Perrault's Le Belle au bois dormant, French for "The Beauty in the Sleeping Wood." The show's success led Tchaikovsky to write The Nutcracker.

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia, based out of the city of Ufa, was founded by a former Prima Ballerina of the Bolshoi Theatre Ballet named Maya Plisetskaya. The show will feature sixty professional dancers performing authentic Russian choreography by Vladimir Vasiliev, a former Principal Dancer with the Bolshoi Theater Ballet who has been named "The Best Male Dancer of the 20th Century." In addition to the breathtaking choreography, you can expect to see highly detailed sets and extravagant costumes. The show is Directed by the award-winning dancer Nikolay Anokhin of the Moiseyev Dance Company.

At this performance will be over 350 students and educators as part of the Education Performance Season provided by the generosity and hard work of the staff of the Marshall Artist Series Education and Outreach program. The Marshall Artist Series Education and Outreach program provides educators and students with free tickets to Marshall Artist Series events as well as travel reimbursement to and from these events. The program is committed to providing professional stage performance and arts education resources for students and educators from Southern WV and Eastern Ohio and hopes to make theatre performances accessible and practical for all. In addition to providing tickets and travel reimbursement, the program also provides students and educators with an interactive study guide which includes contemporary and historical context for each performance as well as etiquette tips and the Marshall Artist Series Education and Outreach's exclusivity statement welcoming patrons of all abilities.

If you feel that your school or organization would benefit from this wonderful program you can learn more by contacting Education and Outreach Coordinator Leah Turley via e-mail at leahnturley@gmail.com or phone at (304) 546-3028.

This production of Sleeping Beauty is sponsored by the Earleen Robert Agee Fund, NRP, Cabell County Commission and Dr. Stephen Nicholas.

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