Royal Winnipeg Ballet
performs in Lakeland
FSC and the
Lakeland Center co-host the event at Youkey Theater
(March 12, 2002) - Florida Southern's Festival of Fine Arts welcomes
the Canadian Royal Winnipeg Ballet in its performance of "Sleeping
Beauty." The event, featuring elaborate settings and full orchestra,
is co-presented by FSC and the Lakeland Center at the Youkey Theater
March 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Beauty" is a favorite Mother Goose tale written in 1697 by
Charles Perrault. Tchaikovsky set the story to music in 1876, and
in 1890 the ballet, choreographed by Marius Petipa, premiered before
the Russian tsar in St. Petersburg. It has been popular with audiences
The Royal Winnipeg
production stars Evelyn Hart, award-winning ballerina and internationally
renowned dancer, as the young princess. "Seeing her move is
like getting a message from another world," said the London
Observer, "...taking dance beyond technique, beyond words."
Hart has been
with the Royal Winnipeg company since 1976 and became its principal
dancer in 1979. In 1980 she won a bronze medal at the World Ballet
Concours in Japan and later that same year became the first Canadian
to win a gold medal at the International Ballet Competition in Bulgaria.
In June 2000 she was inducted into Canada's prestigious Walk of
Fame, and recently was given the Chalmers Award for her contribution
to dance in Canada. The production's choreographer, Galina Yordanova,
has taught and coached internationally since 1960, inspiring and
motivating dancers worldwide. She holds diplomas in choreography
and teacher training from G.I.T.S. in Moscow. As resident guest
teacher for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, she has worked with dancers
in productions of "Swan Lake;" "La Bayadere, Act
II;" "Don Quixote;" and "The Nutcracker."
$25. FSC students are admitted free of charge; cost for non-FSC
students is $12.50. For ticket information, please contact the Branscomb
Auditorium box office at (863) 680-4296.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.