2018 - 2019 Season

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

October 19th 2018 - October 21st 2018

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Journey into a tale as old as time with this magical and enchanting time honored story of Beauty and the Beast . An exciting, original ballet, Carlos Agudelo underscores his choreography with such noted composers as Eric Coates, Richard Strauss and more. With a majestic castle filled with cursed occupants located in an enchanted forest, this ballet is a spectacular feast for the senses. Perfect for any age, this story reminds us that true love can overcome any obstacle. Dress up in your favorite Beauty and the Beast costume and be our guest.

THE NUTCRACKER

December 7th 2018 - December 9th 2018

THE NUTCRACKER

For over 28 years, The Nutcracker has charmed and filled the hearts of over 800,000 families from our community and beyond. Spartanburg’s Christmas gift to families is always a highlight of the holiday season. The Nutcracker takes the entire family on Clara’s magical dream as her Nutcracker comes to life and she journeys to the Land of Sweets. The audience will enjoy inspiring choreography, lavish costumes, and over 100 dancers on stage, all set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless and splendid classical score.

COPPÉLIA

February 22nd 2019 - February 23rd 2019

COPPÉLIA

The charming story of Coppélia is a delightful comedy filled with magic, mischief and mayhem. The audience will be transported into the world of Swanilda and Franz and the mysterious toy maker, Dr. Coppelius, who brings his beautiful doll, Coppélia to life…or so he thinks! Originally called “The Doll with the Enamel Eyes”, this amusing and playful ballet is perfect for the entire family.

#COLLECTIVE WORKS

March 22nd 2019 - March 23rd 2019

#COLLECTIVE WORKS

The Johnson Collection, owned by Susu and George Dean Johnson, Jr., retains over 1000 pieces of iconic masterworks which span centuries and explore the cultural evolutions of Southern Art. Carlos Agudelo’s commitment to collaboration of art in the community breathes life into three masterworks created by women artists as seen in the TJC newest book, Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection.

DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: STUDIO SERIES

April 26th 2019 - April 27th 2019

DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: STUDIO SERIES

The Studio Series is an intimate look into the behind the scenes of contemporary ballet. This unique perspective of experiencing ballet with a glass of champagne and sweets is a talked about Ballet Spartanburg event. This season presents four new and bold contemporary pieces created by Cuban choreographer Nelson Reyes, Georgia based McCree O’Kelly and the late Salvatore Aiello, staged by Richmond Ballet Master Jerri Kumery. **The Studios Series is not part of membership.

Ballet Spartanburg' s 2018/2019 performance season is exciting, new and filled with fun for everyone. In October, the season begins with Beauty and the Beast, a tale as old as time and a beautiful story where true love overcomes obstacles. The season swings right into Spartanburg's Christmas holiday family tradition The Nutcracker in December. In February, the romantic comedy and fun family ballet Coppelia, full of magic, craziness and mayhem will hit the stage. #collectiveworks: Breaking Boundaries with Contemporary Ballet, showcases three masterworks which are part of The Johnson Collection, owned by Susu and George Dean Johnson, Jr., all underscored by the Spartanburg High School Chamer Orchestra music follows in March. The Johnson Collection retains over 1000 masterworks which reflect and capture the brilliantly diverse and rich cultures of our Southern regions. In April, we present the last ballet of the season, Studio Series: Director’s Choice. Presenting four new pieces in the studio setting provides an intimate insight into contemporary ballet, all while enjoying champagne and sweets. A bold season. A fun season. #experiencetheseason       

 

 

 

 

Beauty & the Beast

October 19 - 21 | Chapman Cultural Center

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Ballet Spartanburg

Ballet Spartanburg Receives 2018
Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award

Ballet Spartanburg has received the 2018 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award. This award is given each year by the South Carolina Arts Commission to recognize exemplary artists and arts organizations for the State of South Carolina. “Each recipient of these Verner Awards is an outstanding ambassador for our state and contributes greatly not just to the arts community, but the overall quality of life.  As the Arts Commission nears completion of its 50th anniversary celebration, we are honored to recognize organizations and individuals who live out the service, commitment and passion that helped the arts here thrive throughout the last half century." S.C. Arts Commission Chairman Henry Horowitz.

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