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Fort Wayne Ballet brings magic to Manchester University

ConfettiNORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. –The Fort Wayne Ballet has designed a program for Manchester University with modern, innovative works, as well as treasured classics in the world of ballet.

"Fort Wayne Ballet: Traditions, Tributes & Tambourines" is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 in Cordier Auditorium at the North Manchester campus. The performance is free and open to the public.

This full plate of dance magic includes:

  • Confetti – A high-energy dance piece by the brilliant master of dance Gerald Arpino. It is a celebration of the precision and athletic skill of a trained dancer.
  • Lacrymosa – A searing and poignant masterwork choreographed by ballet legend Edward Stierle, set to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s epic Requiem. Passionate, moving and impactful. 
  • Selections from The Nutcracker – Highlights from one of the ballet world’s most treasured classics and a modern audience holiday favorite, graced by the brilliance of Tchaikovsky.

The performance is part of the Values, Ideas and the Arts series at the University, which enhances the Manchester Core program in the liberal arts through cultural exposure, artistic experience and intellectual enrichment. 

About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. It has students from 20 nations and is home to the world's first undergraduate peace studies program, established in 1948. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu.

September 2017

For more information about the performance, contact:
Gregory Stieber
Director of Outreach & Production
Fort Wayne Ballet
260-484-9646 .ext. 2301