A fairytale event you don’t want to miss

Kaitlyn Glenn

It’s not every day Georgia Southern University has a professional ballet company come and perform the classic fairytale story “Cinderella” right here on campus.

The two-act ballet will be performed by the Moscow Festival Ballet. The ballet tells the story of Cinderella and her triumph over her wicked step-sisters and step-mother. Cinderella features vibrant costumes, Russian dancers and great comedic moments.

This is a unique opportunity for everyone to relive their childhood, while getting to experience beautiful live art at its finest. The show features scenes of wild comedy between the step-sisters and sweet romance between Cinderella and her prince.

Continuing in its efforts to present diverse, quality cultural experiences to the Georgia Southern University and regional communities through the performing arts, the Performing Arts Center has teamed up with Columbia Artist Management, Inc., who represents a number of international acts, to plan and organize special events for the campus.

“Through our director’s relationship with the company we were able to bring the Moscow Festival Ballet, which is a world-renowned ballet direct from Russia,” said Stacie McDaniel, house manager and administrative coordinator for the PAC.

Sergei Radchenko, legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, founded the Moscow Festival Ballet company in 1989 to create an ensemble that would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies. Under his direction, leading dancers from across Russia now stage exciting new productions of timeless classics such as Giselle, Don Quixote, Paquita and Carmen.

Since the beginning, the company has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.

Cinderella will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the PAC. GSU student tickets are $10, GSU faculty/staff tickets are $20, patron tickets are $24, and children tickets are $12.