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The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville

The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville

Location:
DanceArts Greenville’s Black Box Theatre
And Live Steam

Date:
Friday, December 4 at 7:30
Saturday, December 5 at 11:00, 3:00 and 7:30
Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 and 5:30
Friday, December 11 at 7:30
Saturday, December 12 at 3:00 and 7:30
Sunday, December 13 at 2:00

Carolina Ballet Theatre proudly presents The Nutcracker: Once Upon A Time in Greenville– a European inspired production that brings all of Clara’s adventures and excitement home to Greenville. Continuing our 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.

The libretto is adapted from E.T. A. Hoffmann’s classic story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Choreographed by Hernan Justo, the refreshed ballet is based on the original Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov ballet.

 

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Carolina Ballet Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season

The 46th year of The Carolina Ballet Theatre will feature six performances during the 2018-19 season: three family-oriented inspired by classic Disney stories and three community-driven raising awareness about causes worth celebrating.

A fundraiser costume party that will include company performances will also be held near Halloween.

Performances will be held at The Peace Center, the KROC Center, and The Wilkins House, and each highlights a unique part of the Upstate.

“Peter Pan: The Ballet”
Gunter Theatre
Sept. 28-29

“Peter Pan: The Ballet” is a retelling of Sir J. M. Barrie’s classic story about the boy who never grew up and the adventures that ensue. Directed by choreographer Laszlo Berdo and featuring a special guest, this show will appeal to both the young and young at heart.

Thrills & Chills: Halloween Costume Fundraiser
The Wilkins House
Oct. 27

The first Carolina Ballet fundraiser will be a high-end, costumes-required event, complete with an online auction, company performances, and a special flash-mob return of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

“The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville”
Peace Center
Nov. 23 and 25

Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet has been reimagined by artistic director Hernan Justo with a Disney-inspired theme coinciding with the release of Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” on Nov. 2. Guest dancers to be announced.

“Black & Beautiful: A Tribute to African-American Dancers”
KROC Center
February 2019

Honoring Black History Month for February 2019, CBT will perform Hernan Justo’s original ballet, “Black & Beautiful: A Tribute to African-American Dancers.” Opening with “We the People,” the ballet becomes a ballad of America’s soul, featuring African-Americans who shaped the identity of the United States while forging their own.

“Cinderella: The Ballet”
Gunter Theatre
March 8-9, 2019

The Grimm fairy tale of how an abused girl rises above her circumstances to triumph over those who hurt her, “Cinderella: The Ballet” is a family-oriented story and a statement to society about the strength girls possess. This ballet is also choreographed by Justo.

“Celebrating Women: Honor Ballet”
Venue TBD
April 2019

As the dignity, voice, and agency of women everywhere are being widely recognized, cherished, and defended, this performance will commemorate the many causes for awareness during the month of April. Musical selections for this contemporary dance will include Queen’s “Somebody to Love.”

“Dance Fiesta!”
Artisphere
May 2019

Carolina Ballet Theatre will perform with the Jaramillos Latin Dance Company, showcasing the beauty of Latin culture through sound, color, rhythm, and passion. Honoring the Hispanic community’s heritage, Hernan Justo has created a performance that will recognize and highlight the full breadth of the vibrant Upstate community.


Tickets are available at carolinaballet.org.

Celebrating Women: Honor Ballet

 

Celebrating Women: Honor Ballet
KROC Center Greenville
April 25, 2019

Join Carolina Ballet Theatre’s company of dancers as they perform Celebrating Women: Honor Ballet. This ballet is dedicated to celebrating women in history.

It is the year of the woman as the dignity, voice, and agency of women everywhere are finally being recognized, cherished, and defended. In a ballet directed by Hernan Justo, Celebrating Women is about commemorating the many causes for awareness during the month of April with special music such as Queen’s “Somebody to Love.” As one of the most expressive forms of art, this ballet paired with contemporary dance will showcase not only the bodies but the souls of a gender that is being heard and seen on a deeper level than ever before.

  • Celebrating Joan of Arc, Virgin Mary, Helen Keller and Giselle on the conditions of strength & bravery, purity & compassion, determination & resilience, and unconditional love
  • The event will be FREE to the public (suggested $10 donation at the door)
  • ALL SEATS ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE

 

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Black & Beautiful: A Tribute to African American Dancers

 

Black & Beautiful: A Tribute to African American Dancers
February | More Info to Come
KROC Center

Join Carolina Ballet Theatre’s company of dancers as they perform Black & Beautiful Ballet: A Tribute to African American Dancers. This ballet is dedicated to recognizing African American dancers and choreographers that have shaped the dance landscape.

Honoring Black History Month for February 2019, CBT will perform Artistic Director Hernan Justo’s acclaimed and innovative ballet, Black & Beautiful: A Tribute to African American Dancers. Opening with “My Dream”, the ballet becomes a ballad of America’s soul which spans all of United States’ history featuring African Americans who shaped our national identity while forging their own. The performance will also feature special tributes to choreographers Alonzo King and Dwight Rhoden as well as prima ballerina, the late Raven Wilkinson.

 

 

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Thrills & Chills: Halloween Costume Gala

 

Thrills & Chills: Halloween Costume Gala
The Wilkins House
October 27, 2018
The ghostly hosts at the Carolina Ballet Theater invite you to dance the night away in the haunted halls and grounds of The Wilkins House. Spine-tingling wails, creeping shadows, and disembodied spirits from Greenville’s past will greet you at a doomed feast filled with food and liquor anyone but vampires will love (who never drink wine). Get your freak on while our surprise DJ lays down the beats and a special return of CBT’s professional dancers performing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” The haunting will commence in the tangle of frightening chambers at The Wilkins House, where this night might be your last. Only the dead are welcome, so costumes are required for this eerie event. 21+ only.

$300 costume prizes for one man and one woman.

*Food and drinks included in ticket price*

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For additional information, contact Event Chairman: Brantly Gentry at bgintree@gmail.com or Barbe Brown Morris at barbeanne@yahoo.com

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