The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby 

       We all recognize the name and remember the story. The  novel, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925, has been adpated as a movie, a play and a ballet, all which tell the love story of Daisy Buchanan and millionaire Jay Gatsby. Set in The Roaring 1920's, a time of glamour, frivolous lifestyles, jazz music, sparkle, parties, and decadence, this ballet captures the romance of the time and the loss of Gatsby's one and only love, Daisy.  

      The dancing, lavish costumes, the choice of music and the choreography under the direction of Carlos Agudelo, allow the audience to delight in this passionate and stylish ballet. Costume designer Maxine Moehlenbrock and costume mistress Missy Kimbrell have created beautifully beaded and sequined costumes. Carlos pairs his incredible knowledge of music to his choreography evoking pure emotion with each move of the dancers. 

      Our sponsors for The Great Gatsby were Contec, Inc., Martial and Amy Robichaud, Robins & Morton, AC Hotels/Marriot, South Carolina Arts Commission and the Chapman Cultural Center. We are so grateful to our sponsors and their trust in our programming. It is truly because of our community support we are able to offer to you these beautiful stories set to dance. You are recieving this link because you are a season member, a past supporter or a ticket holder for The Write Moves.

 Please do not share this link others. This is an exclusive offer for you to enjoy. This ballet will be offered for the month of March so, please enjoy The Great Gatsby, Old Sport.  Thank you from Ballet Spartanburg!

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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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