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Friday, January 18, 2008

Friday To-Do: Ballet Arkansas

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ARKANSAS FESTIVAL BALLET
8 p.m., Arkansas Repertory Theatre. $20-$25.

Noted ballerina Patricia Barker, who last year retired from the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, will return to the stage to lead the Arkansas Festival Ballet at “Rep@theRep,” a night of dance at the Arkansas Repertory Theater. Barker will perform “Swan Lake, Act II.” Other works include choreography by Arkansas Festival Ballet's Artistic Director Mark Bush to the music of “Schindler's List.” Andrew Irvin, co-concertmaster at the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and Jim Maase, director of music and arts at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, will guide the music. On Saturday, AFB hosts a reception with a silent auction at 6:30 p.m., a gala performance at 8 p.m. and a VIP champagne reception immediately following. Tickets are $38-$50.

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