2020 - 2021 Season

 2020 Performance Season

 

"We hope this message finds you and your family safe and well. The Board of Trustees and staff of Ballet Spartanburg are committed to the safety and the health of our community. We recognize that as an arts organization, we have the responsibility to our audiences, sponsors, season members, ticket holders, donors, dancers, volunteers, parents and all who love to attend our beautiful productions, to help mitigate the spread of the ongoing health crisis in our community. We will face the daily challenges together with perserverance, cooperation and optimism. 

We are heartbroken for those who are so excited about our 55th season, those who want to dance, those who want to share in the beauty and joy of the productions, but we have made the very important decision that we must cancel the fall ballet, The Wizard of Oz and our annual Christmas tradition, The Nutcracker. It is hard to even imagine a Christmas season without The Nutcracker, but in order to do our part to help with the current health crisis, we must cancel all fall productions and events. 

With the rise in numbers and outbreaks in our community, the uncertainty of how to keep dancers safe while rehearsing and dancing, the challenges of social distancing inside an entertainment venue, and new information each day on the virus, we simply will not take the chance at this time to gather. The health of our community and beyond is and will always be our top priority. Please know that we are committed to bringing you the beauty of dance, but we will not offer any large gathering performances until we are confident our community at large can gather safely.

We will continue to update you on our 2021 performance season on our website and through social media as to when we can safely join one another to enjoy the beauty of dance. We hope to see you in February of 2021 for An Evening with Carlos Agudelo. If we cannot gather in February, we have chosen a new date in May for this event and we will continue to keep everyone updated.

Thank you so much for your unwavering support and understanding as we all can understand how to move forward. Until then, please stay well, take care of yourself and others and a know that we are in the office and working everyday to ensure our misison continues daily to promote dance and dance appreciation in Spartanburg and the surrounding cares by providing the highest quality dance training, education, outreach and performance."

Take care of yourself and others.
Teresa Hough, Executive Director



 

An Evening with Carlos Agudelo

February 19th 2021

An Evening with Carlos Agudelo

Join us for a beautiful evening highlighting ballets from our 2020 collaboration with the Hub City Writers Project. The evening will include champagne, chocolate, and toasts to the visionary excellence that Carlos Agudelo has shared through dance with our community and beyond.

Le Cabaret Rouge

March 18th 2021 - March 20th 2021

Le Cabaret Rouge

Set in Paris, 1900, Le Cabaret Rouge is the story of an innocent young flower seller who lives in the town of Montmartre, Paris. With a chance meeting of a Parisian business owner, the flower seller’s life dramatically changes. ***SPECIAL EVENT AND NOT PART OF THE SEASON***

A Midsummer Night's Dream

April 23rd 2021 - April 24th 2021

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare’s most famous, light hearted and funny tale of young love, is full of magical beings, mischief and mayhem. This hilarious tale of silly seduction and romance is one of Mendelssohn’s most enchanting uses of music.

The Nutcracker

December 10th 2021 - December 12th 2021

The Nutcracker

To mark our 55th season and Carlos Agudelo’s 30th production of The Nutcracker, for the first time in 20 years we are thrilled to celebrate collaborating with the Spartanburg Philharmonic to bring Tchaikovsky’s most beloved Christmas musical score to life.

WE NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER

 

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Ballet Spartanburg

Education. Outreach. Performance.

The joyful picture above of children from Sidewalk Hope, an inner city ministry in Spartanburg, captures the essence and innocence of joy, hope, and the connections that are created when we dance.  Sidewalk Hope participated in the 2018 So You Think You Can Dance, Spartanburg! community event, a fundraiser in partnership with 10 local organizations. The picture above reflects opportunity, joy, happiness, dance and above all, who we are as an organization: education, outreach and performance.

This year is Ballet Spartanburg's 55th season in your community. Throughout this pandemic, we have remained committed to offering to our community the services of our mission, education, outreach and performance, to the best of our ability in keeping with the guidelines of the CDC and DHEC. We have all seen a dramatic change in our world, how we live, and how we are able to experience the arts. We are resilient and prepared to face a tough and challenging season. Your support is needed now more than ever. 

Our community's words of encouragement, notes, letters, emails, donations and gifts continue to inspire us each day. Contributions allow us to continue creating new choreography, engage in new outreach programs such as our new partnership with the Leap of Dance Academy in Nigeria, Africa, and our commitment to offering the highest quality dance education in our Center for Dance Education.

We look forward to 2021 when our dancers can return safely to the stage and share the beauty of dance. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook and please, stay connected. Stay safe and take care of others.

With immense gratitude-Ballet Spartanburg

 

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