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SJCS STUDENTS TO PERFORM IN “THE NUTCRACKER”

Two SJCS students, eighth-grader Piper Dunn, and junior Lucina Frank, will be performing in the Carolina Ballet Theatre’s presentation of “The Nutcracker: Once Upon A Time in Greenville” at the Peace Center Dec. 13 and 14.

“The Nutcracker: Once Upon A Time in Greenville” is a European-inspired production that brings all of Clara’s adventures and excitement home to Greenville. Continuing the reinvented holiday classic, the production highlights Victorian societal expectations and prosperity, while Clara and her beloved Nutcracker dance their way through the cherished landmarks and stunning scenery of Greenville and into the hearts of the audience.

Piper is playing the younger version of Clara in both of Friday’s performances. Lucina is playing the older version of Clara in all four performances. Good luck to both Piper and Lucina!

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New York Times | Herman Cornejo: A Ballet Hero’s Milestone

“Yo, Herman,” Twyla Tharp calls out across a large, crowded studio. Rehearsal is about to begin, and dancers are milling around, chatting and stretching. But not Herman Cornejo. He’s in a corner, sketching out small movements as he runs through a sequence of steps in his mind. Seeing him lost in thought, Ms. Tharp walks over, placing a hand on his shoulder. The two confer quietly, like confidants.

Mr. Cornejo has a way of being in a group but not quite part of it, an island of intensity amid the tumult. And that quality of quiet absorption translates onto the stage too; he can elevate an entire ballet with his focus and polished bravura. And yet he never gives the impression of wanting to steal the show. Precision, control and a soaring, exhilarating jump that leaves your heart in your throat — they all become something greater: the suggestion of a state of mind. Without the usual fanfare that attends stars, he has become one of the most admired male dancers of his generation.

“When I was 20,” he said, “it was all about the dancing, but now it’s about interpreting something onstage. The technique is there.”

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Jungle Book Ballet Returns

Jungle Book Ballet Returns

Location: Gunter Theatre
Date: March 6th & 7th, 2020

Carolina Ballet Theatre’s Spring Season begins with a unique, adaptation Carolina Ballet Theatre presents, Jungle Book: The Ballet, choreographed and directed by Hernan Justo. This classic tale, based on the short story collection by Rudyard Kippling is given a new and innovative twist, all with Greenville flair.

Families, children, and art patrons alike won’t want to miss this mythical ballet. Discover the journey of Mowgli, a young boy abandoned in the jungles of India only to be discovered by a panther and raised by a pack of wolves.

The ballet follows Mowgli as he grows and sets out on an adventure to the human village, acting as an ambassador for the animals in an attempt to keep the peace between their worlds. On his mission, Mowgli will encounter classic characters like Baloo the Bear and Kaa the Snake.

Much like the animated film, Mowgli encounters the beautiful human girl, Shanti and is instantly smitten. From here on out, Mowgli’s life will change forever. Many years will pass, but Mowgli will never forget his first love. Eventually, he will be called upon to protect his animal family and the jungle he loves by facing off with Shanti’s father and brother who set out to mine gems from a temple controlled by monkey’s. Mowgli, now a man, will be called upon to save his home and make peace between the animal kingdom and the human realm. This mythical ballet transcends the imagination and creates a world of courage, adventure and ultimately, love.

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Sleeping Beauty

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Sleeping Beauty

Location: Gunter Theatre
Date: September 27 & 28

 

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