Recovery Acres Society

November 17, 2010 08:13 ET

Moscow Ballet's Western Canadian Charity Tour Brings Swan Lake to Calgary This Monday

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2010) - On Monday, Moscow Ballet glides into Calgary, charming audiences with their production of Swan Lake, November 22 & 23 at Calgary's Jack Singer Concert Hall. 

Featuring Russian-born and classically trained ballerinas, this delightful US production company will perform in more than 70 US cities over the next two months, with the inclusion of five Canadian cities: Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg.

Twelve talented ballerinas, ages 13-16, were selected in Calgary by Moscow Ballet's audition mistress, Nataliya Miroshnyk, in September. Dancers have been rehearsing weekly for this novel opportunity to perform with a professional troupe.

"Having local youth participate is both exciting and inspirational," says Sara Lynne Dewer, Calgary's local director. "Not only does Moscow Ballet expose dancers to authentic Russian form, but this opportunity epitomizes artistic collaboration – providing a flavour of local, amateur energy mixed professional tenure, is a true gift for these children and for audiences."

The Moscow Ballet Canadian Tour is in its fourth year of succession, presented by Recovery Acres (Calgary) Society, one of Canada's most effective non-profit addiction treatment facilities. A portion of tour proceeds will support capital funding for the facility's needed $10 million expansion project; $2 million has been raised to date.

"Our unique partnership with Moscow Ballet has proven to be an enormous success," explains Recovery Acres (Calgary) Society Executive Director, John O'Reilly. "Not only is Moscow Ballet supporting us to reach our fundraising goals, but we have introduced Moscow Ballet to Canadian audiences; we're very proud to be diversifying the local arts scene." 

As one of the most revered ballets in the world, Swan Lake premiered over a century ago in Russia and remains a timeless classic, expressing a range of human emotions accented by Tchaikovsky's luminous score.

Ticket prices range from $45-$140 and are available now at www.epcorcentre.org.

For more information on the Moscow Ballet Canadian Tour, please visit www.moscowballetcanada.com. For more information on Moscow Ballet, please visit www.nutcracker.com.

To see the promotional reel, please visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXWOdMYyhfo

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