Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet to bring 'Moulin Rouge' to life
Serena Sandford in "Moulin Rouge - The Ballet." (Royal Winnipeg Ballet photo/Nardella Photography Inc.)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet will bring "Moulin Rouge - The Ballet" to Purdue University's Elliott Hall of Music at 8:00 p.m. on March 24.
The performance is presented by Purdue Convocations.
Exuberant choreography and a stirring score spanning Chopin to can-can complement this fiery, passionate saga of love, ambition and heartbreak in Paris around the turn of the 20th century. At a time when lovers' hearts and poets' souls fan the flames of reckless abandonment and personal freedom, Matthew and Nathalie tempt fate as they seek love and destiny at the infamous cabaret, the Moulin Rouge.
The first company permitted to commission a ballet bearing the storied French cabaret's name, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet blends a 70-year legacy of innovative dance and meticulous production detail - here including 150 custom-made costumes and an extraordinary set that incorporates iconic Parisian landmarks - to present a transfixing, high-wattage adaptation of a romance in the City of Light.
Tickets are $20-$45 for the general public and $20-$32 for children 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Elliott Hall and Stewart Center box offices at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Tickets also are available through Ticketmaster outlets. Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more can be ordered at 765-496-1977.
Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations is among the oldest collegiate professional performing arts presenters in the United States. Each year, Convocations offers the region 20-30 performances of widely varying genres: Broadway-style shows, theater, dance, children's theater, world music, jazz and chamber music, along with rock, pop, country and comedy attractions. With a vision for connecting artists and audiences in artistic dialogue and for drawing in academic discourse, Purdue Convocations aims to promote frequent exposure to, and familiarity with, human cultural expression in a multitude of forms and media.
Source: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-5045, email@example.com