Madison Ballet Presents Exposed April 19-20 at the Bartell Theatre

March 14, 2013 Press Releases

(Madison, WI)  Madison Ballet’s 2013 repertory program, Exposed, will be performed at the Bartell Theatre, a new venue for the company, on April 19-20, 2013 and will feature George Balanchine’s Valse-Fantaisie.

Attended by the male dancer, the ballerinas move together in a whirl of perpetual motion by entering and exiting repeatedly. The Valse-Fantaisie is described as a spirited dance in which myriad steps and jumps are packed within a compressed time frame. George Balanchine, the co-founder and balletmaster of New York City Ballet, is one of the 20th century’s most well-known choreographers.

“Madison Ballet is excited to be performing a Balanchine work for the first time,” said Madison Ballet’s artistic director W. Earle Smith. “I know our audience is very excited to have a Valse-Fantaisie performed by us for the first time.“

Other highlights will feature Swan, a work by University of Wisconsin Assistant Professor in the Dance Department, Marlene Skog.  As well as W. Earle Smith will be revisiting pas de deux to Caccini’s “Ave María,” from 2008.  Exposed will join a Madison Ballet repertoire known for its most recent production of Dracula, as well as Cinderella, Evening of Romance and its holiday performances of The Nutcracker.

Madison Ballet promotes appreciation and access to ballet by providing training and performing opportunities through professionally produced productions and educational initiatives. Located at 160 Westgate Mall, Ste I, Madison, WI, 53711, Madison Ballet is the first professional level training program in South Central Wisconsin and one of the largest performing arts organizations in Wisconsin.

For more information on the Madison Ballet’s production of Exposed, contact Kim Straka at 608.772.7207 or visit