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MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET   PRESENTS   “SWAN LAKE” Friday, April 4, 2014 at 8 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas   “ROMEO AND JULIET” AND “CHOPINIANA” Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8 p.m. “BALLET FAVORITES” Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 4 p.m. George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, Fairfax

March 10, 2014
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MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET

 

PRESENTS

 

“SWAN LAKE”

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 8 p.m.

Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas

 

“ROMEO AND JULIET” AND “CHOPINIANA”

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8 p.m.

“BALLET FAVORITES”

Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 4 p.m.

George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, Fairfax

 

 

MANASSAS and FAIRFAX, Va., March 10, 2014 – Moscow Festival Ballet brings three enchanting evenings of classical Russian ballet to the Northern Virginia area this spring with performances at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas and George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax.

One of the most magical and deeply emotional works in the classical ballet canon, “Swan Lake” comes to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 8 p.m. In a tragic tale inspired by the ancient German legend of Odette, a princess is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. With its melodramatic plot twists, gorgeous choreography by Marius Petipa, an incomparable score by Tchaikovsky and resplendent costumes and sets, this timeless masterpiece has been enjoyed by ballet enthusiasts and newcomers for generations and is a must-see for lovers of great ballet in the grand Russian tradition.

Next, this renowned company from Moscow brings two of the most romantic ballet classics to George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8 p.m. “Romeo and Juliet” is Shakespeare’s riveting tale of young star-crossed lovers falling victim to family hatred. This tragic love story is illuminated by Marius Petipa’s brilliant choreography and Tchaikovsky’s majestic score, and complemented by dazzling costumes and sets. Then, the dancers perform “Chopiniana,” a work that portrays a dream world with ballerinas bathed in moonlight dancing around a young poet, and is often described as a “romantic reverie.” With enchanting music by Chopin and ethereal choreography by Mikhail Fokine, this beautiful morsel is the pure classical form of ballet from the 19th century.

            The Moscow Festival Ballet also presents a delightful afternoon featuring the most exquisite jewels of the ballet canon with “Ballet Favorites” at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 4 p.m. This remarkable collection of ballet selections includes highlights from “The Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella” and “Don Quixote”; Mikhail Fokine’s poignant “Dying Swan,” set to music by Saint-Saëns; Marius Petipa’s most loved gems from “Paquita”; and much more.

            The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 by legendary Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Sergei Radchenko, who brought leading dancers from across Russia together to forge a new company dedicated to staging new productions of timeless classics in the grand tradition of Russian ballet. “The dancers of the Moscow Festival Ballet spoke to the soul through the body.” (Post and Courier)

 

Please note: pre-performance discussions will be held 45 minutes prior to each performance in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas and on Grand Tier III

at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax (sponsored by Friends of the Center for the Arts).

 

NOVANT HEALTH IS THE 2013-2014 SEASON SPONSOR OF HYLTON PRESENTS

 

TICKETS AT THE HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER:

Tickets for MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET’S production of “SWAN LAKE” are $56, $48 and $40. Family Friendly: performance suitable for families with young children. Youth Discount: tickets are half price for youth through grade 12. Visit the box office (open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) or charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit HyltonCenter.org. The Hylton Performing Arts Center is located on George Mason University’s Prince William Campus at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va., 20110. Free parking is available in the lot next to the Hylton Center. For more information, please visit HyltonCenter.org. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/HyltonCenter and follow us on Twitter at @Hylton_PAC.

 

 

TICKETS AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS:

Tickets for MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET’S production of “ROMEO AND JULIET”/”CHOPINIANA” and “BALLET FAVORITES” are $56, $48 and $28 per performance. Family Friendly: performance suitable for families with young children. Youth Discount: tickets are half price for youth through grade 12. Visit the box office (open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit cfa.gmu.edu. The Center for the Arts complex is located on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent the Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university Lot K. For more information, please visit cfa.gmu.edu. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/gmucfa and follow us on Twitter at @GMU_CFA.

 

About the Hylton Performing Arts Center

Dedicated to bringing a world-class performing arts venue to the Prince William region, the Hylton Performing Arts Center was born out of a partnership among Prince William County, George Mason University, the City of Manassas, the Commonwealth of Virginia and individuals and businesses in the private sector. Soaring more than nine stories and boasting a stunning mix of copper, glass and masonry, the 85,000-square foot center is home to two unparalleled performance venues for local arts groups and performers from around the world, as well as university-related activities. Modeled after the intimate European opera houses of the 19th century, Merchant Hall is a 1,123-seat multipurpose proscenium theater, which is encircled by 27 private boxes that rise three levels. The Gregory Family Theater is a flexible, 4,400-square foot space that can be configured for many different types of performances and events. In addition, the Didlake Grand Foyer, with its sweeping staircase, provides an ideal setting for community, corporate and social events. The Hylton Performing Arts Center, the only building of its kind in the area, has quickly become the cultural hub of Prince William County and the surrounding communities and is a shining example of civic collaboration and commitment to the arts.

 

About George Mason University’s Center for the Arts

Great Performances at Mason is a program of George Mason University's Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). CVPA provides an academic environment in which the arts are explored as individual disciplines and interdisciplinary forms that strengthen one another. The college prepares students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders and arts entrepreneurs. Understanding that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the college, welcomes a variety of professional and world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Students have the opportunity to perform, create and exhibit their work in a wide variety of public venues including a 2,000-seat Concert Hall. CVPA is home to the Schools of Music, Dance, Art and Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.

 

About George Mason University

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Mason provides students access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, organizational psychology, health care and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university. George Mason University – Where Innovation Is Tradition.