2023/2024 Season

 

BOLD. innovative. Beautiful. enchanting. timeless.

     2023/2024 


     In October, join us as the strike of a clock, the loss of slipper and the magic of a fairy Godmother brings the classic tale, Cinderella to the stage. Original choreography by Artistic Carlos Agudelo and the melodious music of Sergei Prokofiev will remind us all that when kindness is shared, it will be returned. 
     The Nutcracker in collaboration with the Spartanburg Philharmonic will return in December to excited audiences as we bring to life the timeless music of Tchaikovsky conducted by Genevieve LeClair. Carlos Agudelo's vision of the story of Clara and her adventures with the Nutcracker prince will leave audiences filled with Christmas joy. This Spartanburg Christmas tradition is beloved by all and with four performances and over 1400 seats, we anticipate an incredible weekend. Don't miss the holiday excitement.
      In February, our Studio Series: The Company, will explore new music, movement, costume and design under the direction of Carlos Agudelo. The Company will choreograph and perform bold and contemporary pieces. "This is a new step for The Company to present their unique interpretations of movement through music and we are excited for the audience to see their vision of dance."
     Intertwine,. a new DanSynergy collaboration with the community will be presented in March. This season we celebrate the ethereal quality of the classics to the transformative fluidity of contemporary to the deep rooted spirit of gospel music. Carlos Agudelo's vision to bring music, community and dance as one on the stage.
     We will end our season with glamour and glitz. Carlos Agudelo has chosen The Great Gatsby to end the 2022/2023 season. This ballet is one of his favorite stories told through dance. F. Scott Fitzgerald's complex love affair of the beautiful and shallow Daisy Buchannan and the lonesome Jay Gatsby, who fills his home with lavish parties, champagne and jazz music, will be told on stage in April. Glittery costumes, beautiful sets and exciting choreography by Carlos Agudelo. Grab your best flapper dress and champagne glass and join us.

 

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music by Aaron Copland

 

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Carlos Agudelo, 2023 SC Governor's Award for an Individual

Ballet Spartanburg's Artistic Director, Carlos Agudelo, was awarded the South Carolina Governor's Award from the South Carolina Arts Commission on May 23, 2023, at the Chapman Cultural Center. The award was presented by Mr. David Platt, Executive Director of the South Carolina Arts Commission. "We recognize the unparalleled energy, enthusiasm, devotion and love for dance that Carlos has gifted to our community out of his passion for all to experience the arts for the past 32 years. We are overjoyed that Carlos has been recognized by the South Carolina Arts Commission, " Teresa S. Berline, Executive Director. "The South Carolina Arts Commission is an extraordinary organization in our state which promotes and advocates opportunities in the arts which values equality, access, diversity and inclusion. Ballet Spartanburg is honored by the support of the South Carolina Arts Commission and the recognition of Carlos Agudelo."

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