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March 20, 2009
Ballet Preljocaj Dances Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” at the Mondavi Center
Davis, Calif.—Ballet Preljocaj performs Vivaldi’s “Les 4 Saisons” at 8 p.m., Friday, April 17, in Jackson Hall of the
Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis. There is a Pre-performance lecture with
Ruth Rosenberg, Mondavi Center dance consultant, at 7 p.m. in the AGR Room of the Buehler Alumni and Visitors
Says Don Roth, Mondavi Center Executive Director, “Collaborating with French artist Fabrice Hybert,
Angelin Preljocaj employs provocative costumes and unconventional choreography, breathing new life into Vivaldi’s
Pricing is $45/35/25 for regular tickets and $22.50/17.50/12.50 for students and children. Purchase tickets online
at MondaviArts.org, through the Mondavi Center box office at 530-754-2787 or 866-754-2787 (toll-free), or at the door.
Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. This event is presented as part of the Mondavi
Center’s Dance Series.
Angelin Preljocaj was born in the Paris region of France and began studying classical ballet before turning to
contemporary dance, which he studied with Karin Waehner. In 1980, he went to New York to work with Zena Rommett
and Merce Cunningham, after which he resumed his studies in France, where his teachers included the American
choreographer Viola Farber and Quentin Rouillier. After that, he joined Dominique Bagouet before founding his own
company in December 1984.
Angelin Preljocaj works regularly with other artists, including Enki Bilal (“Roméo et Juliette,” 1990), Goran
Vejvoda (“Paysageaprès la bataille,” 1997), Air (“Near Life Experience,” 2003), Granular Synthesis (“N,” 2004), and
Fabrice Hyber, with whom he collaborated for “Les 4 Saisons.” Preljocaj’s productions have become