The Sleeping Beauty comes to life with the Moscow Festival Ballet at Fairfield University


Media Contact: Jennifer Prat, jennifer.prat@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 ext. 2979

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The renowned Moscow Festival Ballet will perform The Sleeping Beauty at the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8 p.m.

The Sleeping Beauty, a crowning jewel of famed ballet dancer, teacher and choreographer, Marius Petipa, is often considered the ballet’s finest achievement.. Tchaikovsky’s three-act classic is a captivating fantasy story filled with magic and splendor. Inspired by the well-known fairy tale by Charles Perrault, an evil fairy condemns a baby princess to prick her finger and die on her sixteenth birthday. But the Lilac Fairy saves the child by declaring the injury will merely put the princess to sleep until awakened by a prince’s kiss. The Sleeping Beauty — replete with a king and a queen, fairies, a beautiful princess, an enchanting prince and magical stage effects — is a magical night of ballet for all ages to enjoy.

The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 by legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Radchenko. Since its inception, the group has toured internationally, gaining worldwide recognition for their unforgettable performances.

Tickets are $50, $45, $35 and $5 for Fairfield University students. For tickets, visit http://www.quickcenter.comor call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. Sponsored by The Westport Inn and Moffly Media.

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Fairfield University is a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University’s five schools. In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

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Posted on March 30, 2016

Vol. 48, No. 102

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