Kyiv City Ballet ticket sales start on Monday

Tickets for the next performances of the Kyiv City Ballet tour at the UTC Center for Fine Arts will go on sale at 8 a.m. Monday.

Kyiv City Ballet is scheduled for three Chattanooga performances at the newly renovated Roland Hayes Concert Hall at the UTC Center for Fine Arts from October 5-7, with performances beginning each evening at 7:30 p.m.

The Chattanooga Ballet is co-sponsoring the performances and will also perform on October 6 and 7.

Tickets can be purchased at the UTC Center for the Fine Arts box office (752 Vine St., corner of Vine and Palmetto) or through the Center for the Fine Arts’ online ticketing site. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The box office will also open at 6:30 p.m. before each evening’s performances.

Tickets can only be purchased with debit/credit cards. The price is as follows:

$79 per ticket for CF rows in the Center Right, Center and Center Left sections, plus a $5 processing fee.
$49 per ticket for rows A, B and GN in the middle section and rows A, B and GO in the middle right and middle left sections, plus a $4 processing fee. Four wheelchair/companion seats are available in this price level.
$29 per ticket for student seats, all located in the left and right sections, plus a $3 processing fee. Two wheelchair/companion seats are available in this price level.

Customers are encouraged to use mobile delivery or print-at-home options when purchasing tickets. A transaction fee of $5 per order at the box office will be added for in-person ticket purchases or on-site pickup.

The tour will include a full performance of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” on October 5 (choreography by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and Ivan Kozlov) and mixed repertoire programs with the Chattanooga Ballet on October 6 and 7.

Kyiv City Ballet’s performances on October 6 and 7 will also include a contemporary ballet titled “Thoughts” (choreography by Vladyslav Dobshynskyi) and “Men of Kyiv”, a Ukrainian folk dance (choreography by Pavlo Virsky).

Chattanooga Ballet will perform “3 Muses for Apollo” on October 6 (choreography by Brian McSween). The October 7 performance will include two world premieres, “Some Day, Some Time” (choreography by McSween) and “Trio Élégiaque” (choreography by Mollie Sansone).

The Kyiv City Ballet will conclude its show on October 7 with “Tribute to Peace”, a neoclassical work specially commissioned for this tour (choreography by Ekaterina and Ivan Kozlov).

The Kyiv City Ballet, under the artistic direction of Ivan Kozlov, will perform in 15 cities from September 16 to October 25, marking the dance company’s first time performing in the United States.

“We are honored to share the beauty of ballet with American audiences through Ukrainian artists,” said Mr. Kozlov, who founded Kyiv City Ballet in 2012. “Touring the United States for the first times with a range of ballets is an important global statement. This demonstrates the resilience of the Ukrainian people.

Unaware that Russia would invade Ukraine the next day, the Kyiv City Ballet took one of the last flights out of the country on February 23. The company traveled to Paris to begin a long-planned European tour and has not returned home since.

All revenue from ticket sales for these performances goes directly to Kyiv City Ballet. Ticket sales help keep a group of artists who cannot return to their countries and their families financially solvent while they are refugees and invited to the United States

The main dancer of the company is Vsevolod Maevskiy, a former pupil of Mr. Kozlov. Two of the first Ukrainian ballerinas, Krystina Kadashevych and Oksana Bondarenko, will perform with the company during its American tour.

Kyiv City Ballet’s US tour is produced by Rhizome Arts Consulting.