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Milwaukee Ballet to|
Perform April 30
MAILED: April 14, 1999|
The Milwaukee Ballet will conclude the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Artists Series season with a performance of "Wild Life," an evening of four contemporary ballets, on April 30. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. at The State: Regional Arts Center in downtown Eau Claire.
"Wild Life" features four thematically diverse pieces by internationally recognized, American-born choreographers. The series, designed for and featuring tape recorded music, includes the following works:
"Chickens," the incredible tale of a boy and his pet duck, by Minneapolis-born choreographer Charlie Moulton.
"Descarga," a pas de deux that Charlie Moulton created specifically for the Milwaukee Ballet's abilities and style, set to 1960s Cuban music.
"Mood Swing," featuring the sounds of the Big Band era and the choreography of David Parsons.
"Jungle," showcasing the rhythmic pairing of African drums and hypnotic dance by choreographer James Canfield.
The Milwaukee Ballet is ranked among the top 10 ballet companies in the United States. Established in 1970, the company has built an extensive repertoire encompassing the classics, contemporary works and world premieres. Each season the Milwaukee Ballet gives more than 40 performances for an audience of 80,000 people.
Under the direction of Artistic Director Basil Thompson, the company employs 27 full-time dancers. The artists are among the nation's best, having performed with companies through the United States and abroad. Behind the scenes are some of the world's finest directors, choreographers, and set and costume designers.
Tickets are $15 for the general public; $13 for those age 62 and over, and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff; or $5 for those age 17 and under, and UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, and will be sold at the door.
Patrons may also charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
The Artists Series is made possible by student funds allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 14, 1999