Carolina Ballet Theatre would like to thank everyone who came out to see The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville. We greatly appreciate your support. We would also like to thank our sponsors and our patrons who helped make everything possible. A special thank to the Peace Center as well for working with us to make everyone’s experience the best possible.
Finally, we would like to thank all of our dancers and everyone working behind the scenes to produce The Nutcracker, along with artistic director, Hernan Justo and Anita Pacylowski.
Springfield Ballet Company’s ‘Rockballet’ Climbs ‘Stairway’
September 10, 2015
For the last 15 years, Hernan Justo has returned to Springfield as a guest choreographer for the Springfield Ballet Company’s annual production of “Rockballet.”
The artistic director of the Carolina Ballet Theatre in Greenville, S.C., since 2000 after a long career as a professional dancer in his native Argentina and in Chile, Venezuela and in the U.S., the charismatic Justo said he cherishes his yearly visits to Springfield — he’s in love with the Muni Opera — and his relationship with the SBC and its artistic director, Julie Ratz.
“It’s so valuable, the local arts there,” said Justo, in a recent phone interview. “I love the company and I love Julie and I know how much they mean to the community.
An upcoming dance performance will count on much more than applause from the audience. Spectators will also be asked to share their impressions face-to-face.
“Traces” will take place 7:30 Thursday night at the Younts Center for Performing Arts in Fountain Inn.
Madeline Jazz Harvey, the professional dancer and choreographer with the Carolina Ballet Theatre who is behind the performance, said she named the show after what she hopes to achieve with help from the audience.
“I hope to share ‘traces’ of their impressions as I continue to work on these dance pieces and present them again later,” Harvey told WYFF. “I’m trying to shed light on the role that the audience plays in the creative process.”