San Luis Obispo, California: On Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, Cal Poly Arts proudly presents the return engagement of the Moscow Festival Ballet performing a full-scale, full-length production of Tchaikovsky’s perennial masterpiece, SWAN LAKE. More than 50 classically-trained dancers will perform the beloved ballet in all its grandeur, backed by a sweeping score and filled with colorful costumes.

Cal Poly Dance Dept. faculty emeritus Moon Ja Minn Suhr will present a free pre-show lecture at 6 p.m. in the Philips Lecture Hall, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center.

The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Radchenko, sought to realize his vision of a company that would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet.

Leading dancers from across Russia have creatively thrived under Artistic Director Radchenko’s direction, staging new productions of timeless classics such as Giselle, Don Quixote, Paquita and Carmen.

Since its inception, the Moscow Festival Ballet has toured extensively throughout the United States and completed two tours of Europe, with extraordinary receptions and capacity crowds in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The company also performed with great success in Turkey at the Istanbul Festival and in Greece at the Athens Festival, and recently completed a two-month tour of Japan, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Under the direction of Radchenko, the Moscow Festival Ballet continues to expand its repertoire. In addition to commissioning new works from within Russia and abroad, the company specializes in 20th Century full-length ballets, such as Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Legend of Love, Stone Flower and The Golden Age.

Student and adult tickets for the performance range from $27.20 to $64 and may be purchased in advance at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, Monday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m, located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus.  The Ticket Office is also open as of noon on all performance days.

TICKETS:  805/756-4TIX (4849) or order online at

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