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Attention: News, Education, Arts, Calendar Editors

Editor: Jorden Morris is a cq.

Photos: Two images associated with "Moulin Rouge -- The Ballet" are available for download at the University Communications website. Details are at the end of the release.

When: Sunday, April 1, 7 p.m.

Where: Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th Street

Contact: Matthew Boring, Marketing and Sales Coordinator, Lied Center, 402-472-8510, mboring2@unl.edu

UNL news website: http://newsroom.unl.edu
Royal Winnipeg Ballet to bring Paris to Lied Center stage April 1

Lincoln, Neb., March 19, 2012 -- Transport yourself to Paris when the Royal Winnipeg Ballet brings its provocative and exciting "Moulin Rouge -- The Ballet" to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7 p.m. April 1. Along with a rousing French soundtrack, the ballet features high-kicking choreography and a passionate story of love, ambition and heartbreak that will captivate and delight.

The Moulin Rouge was a place for the working class, a haven for women of the night and the birthplace of the can-can. The famed club reached its height in turn-of-the-century Paris -- a city of exquisite contradiction. Drawn to Paris by the city's passion, a flame fueled by the hearts of lovers and the souls of poets, Matthew and Nathalie tempt fate as they seek love and destiny at the infamous cabaret.

The story of the iconic nightclub as told through dance comes from the vision of choreographer Jorden Morris. Morris also choreographed the Celtic-themed ballet, "Deverell," which has become his most popular and well-known work as well as a favorite of critics and audiences. In December 2006, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet presented the world premiere of Morris' full-length classical ballet, "Peter Pan." Morris' latest creation, "Moulin Rouge -- The Ballet," is the company's biggest box-office success.

"Moulin Rouge -- The Ballet" has been seen by almost 60,000 people across North America and elicited cheers and ovations wherever it tours. Atlanta InTown called it, "…a triumph ... stunningly beautiful ... it's moments like this that make ballet fans out of people who think they don't like ballet." Dramatic and provocative, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet will seduce audiences with classical ballet's telling of the most infamous cabaret in history. Kick off your April in Paris.

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet to bring Paris to Lied Center stage April 1, Page 2

Tickets are $39, $34 and $29 and may be purchased online at www.liedcenter.org, by calling 402-472-4747 or in person at the Lied Center, 301 N. 12th St.

Members of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Co. will present a pre-talk in the Lied's Steinhart Room at 6:20 p.m.

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Writers: Matthew Boring and Jessica Robertson
Photo downloads:

Vanessa Lawson of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in "Moulin Rouge -- The Ballet" (photo: David Cooper)

http://ucommxsrv1.unl.edu/downloadables/photo/20120319lawson.jpg

"Moulin Rouge -- The Ballet" poster

http://ucommxsrv1.unl.edu/downloadables/photo/20120319moulinrouge.jpg


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