Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center will present Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre. The company of 50 will perform a program of authentic folk dances, including the popular Cossacks’ Dance, accompanied by musicians playing traditional instruments.
Krasnoyarsk was founded in 1960 and has toured to more than 60 countries around the globe. The company has earned a reputation as one of the world’s major folk dance companies, garnering glowing reviews from the international press.
The French newspaper France Soir wrote, “The performance of the Siberian ballet of Krasnoyarsk was an unexpected revelation for us. Parisians have never seen such dashing spirit, such fire and electrifying tension.” The New York Times commented, “Krasnoyarsk knows how to put on a good show. The dancers, who seemed to number in the hundreds in full-company pieces, were charmingly wholehearted and skillful. The staging was sleek and the costumes colorful.”
The Performing Arts Center will offer a pre-concert lecture at 7:15 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Tickets for Krasnoyarsk are $35 and $45 with discounts for UGA students. Tickets can be purchased at the UGA Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400 or toll free at 888-289-8497.
The Fine Arts Theatre is located on Baldwin Street at Lumpkin in the UGA Fine Arts Building.
The performance underwriters are Wayne A. and Linda Kirk Fox.