Artists Series welcomes Milwaukee Ballet’s young international dancers

| Kristin Schumacher, Diane Walkoff

The Milwaukee Ballet’s second company, the Nancy Einhon Milwaukee Ballet II Program, will perform as part of the Artists Series Feb. 9 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena on UW-Eau Claire’s lower campus.
The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program is composed of 20 young artists from all over the world. Given the chance to stretch their muscles and push their artistic boundaries, this mainstage show is a highlight of their training with the Milwaukee Ballet. The ensemble will present three new works by esteemed and international choreographers Lee-Wei Chao, Ilya Kozadayev and Petr Zahradnícek. In addition, they’ll perform classical work such as the “Spartacus Pas de Deux” and Jean Paul Commelin’s “Les Nuits D’ete.” Classical to contemporary, MBII has something for everyone. In a “talkback” following the show, you can find out what it takes to be a dancer and learn more about these young artists who come from across the globe to pursue their dreams here in Wisconsin.

Tickets are available online, by phone at 715-836-3727, at the Service Center in Davies Center's east lobby or at the door the day of the event.

The Artists Series is funded by the students of UW-Eau Claire. Performers are selected and administered by the Activities, Involvement and Leadership office of the University Centers and by an administrative committee composed of students, faculty, staff and community members. General promotional support is provided by WHYS Radio and Wisconsin Public Radio.

Now in its 50th season, the Artists Series was created in 1965 to promote the performing arts and continues to seek development of aesthetic awareness, interdisciplinary appreciation and cultivation of a multicultural experience.

Photo caption: Milwaukee Ballet II performers