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MontanaPBS Commemorates The Montana Logging Ballet Company's Final Performance

Mar. 05, 2013

MISSOULA

MontanaPBS will televise the Montana Logging and Ballet Company’s final performance at 7 p.m. Monday, March 11. After touring for 37 years, MontanaPBS captured the company’s live performance in Helena. The program will include interviews and the history of the group.

Three of the four company members will come out of retirement to join William Marcus in the studio on Monday, March 11, as the MontanaPBS airs the documentary. During “Love is the Journey: The Montana Logging and Ballet Company,” audiences will hear personal stories and the documentary will be interrupted for live performances.

MLBC began in the mid-1970s as a typical neighborhood logging and ballet company. But soon they became what Christian Science Monitor called “not your ordinary logging and ballet company.”

For 37 years they succeeded in ignoring the reality of their plight, creating a unique blend of music, comedy, thoughtfulness and catastrophe, until finally it dawned on them that people were laughing at them, and they quit – although some delusional fans hope the MLBC is not gone forever but only in remission.

For more information call MontanaPBS Media Manager Kagan Yochim at 406-243-6950 or email kagan.yochim@umontana.edu.

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