‘Dancing White Stallions’ to take WCU stage in January

The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions perform an equestrian ballet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Ramsey Regional Activity Center. Tickets are on sale now.

Lipizzaner06The regal white horses, originally bred and trained as battle steeds 400 years ago, will demonstrate breathtaking leaps, graceful maneuvers and choreographed movements in time with music. Gary Lashinsky, the producer, compares seeing the 37th anniversary presentation of the precision team of Lipizzaners, white horses who seem to fly, to watching Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.”

“These are the ballet dancers of the equine world,” said Lashinsky. “They are professional entertainers. They love the music. They love the applause. They love the spotlight.”

Over the years, more than 25 million people throughout North and South America, Europe and Australia have seen this internationally acclaimed spectacle of “Dancing White Stallions.”

“The Lipizzaner Stallion has galloped boldly out of the pages of more than 400 years of history and is now preserved as an equestrian work of art, performing a unique equine ballet that has no rival,” said Lashinsky. “Harkening back to a time when the horse was a symbol of grace and majesty, the Lipizzaner Stallions are truly a great experience to be enjoyed by the entire family.”

Regular admission adult tickets are $20.50 each. For children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over, regular admission tickets are $18.50 each. For groups of 15 or more, regular admission tickets are only $15.50 each. Discounts may not be combined – only one discount per ticket. There are a limited number of Gold Circle seats available for $25.50 each (no discounts apply). Tickets are available at the Ramsey Center ticket office, online at http://ramsey.wcu.edu, and by phone at (866) 928-3378.