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LINCOLN, NEB. – The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present the Joffrey Ballet on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets may be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office located at 12th and Q Street in downtown Lincoln, by phone at 402.472-4747 or online at www.liedcenter.org. Ticket prices start at $29 for adults and $14.50 for youth.

America’s premier ballet company will present a program of three major works: Stravinsky and Nijinsky’s Rite of Spring, Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain and the Nebraska premier of Stanton Welsh’s newest work, Son of Chamber Symphony.

A pre-show talk, scheduled one half hour before the performance, will be led by Rhonda Garelick, Professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences with a special joint appointment in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. She is the founder and Director of the Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium for the Hixson-Lied College. The talk, free to ticket holders, will be in the Lied Center's Steinhart Room.

This Lied performance is sponsored by the Burket Graf Endowment, and patron friend sponsors Dr. Cori S. Amend, Ryan Sothan, Kris L. Baack, Ph.D., Jane Aalborg, and Bev and Doug Westerberg. The Lied Center’s 23rd Season is supported by Friends of Lied, Ameritas and Union Bank. All events in the Lied Center are made possible entirely or in part by the Lied Performance Fund, established in memory of Ernst F. Lied and his parents, Ernst M. and Ida K. Lied. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported the programs of this organization through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. For more information visit LiedCenter.org.