AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film
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Founded in 1970, Charlotte Ballet is known for its strong dancers and versatile repertoire, ranging from classical ballet to bold, contemporary works. Featuring an all-star lineup of choreographers, this exciting performance will leave audiences feeling uplifted, energized and in awe. The performances includes two iconic duets. Enjoy the opulence of classical ballet with the wedding scene from Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Sleeping Beauty. Then see the dancers excel in a pas de deux from George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes, staged by Patricia McBride, Charlotte Ballet’s associate artistic director, former New York City Ballet star and a Kennedy Center Honoree. The performance also includes two masterworks. Visionary choreographer Alonzo King’s ballet MAP, a metaphor for the different paths individuals must choose in life, was created 20 years ago for Charlotte Ballet. Mark Godden’s Angels in the Architecture is an ode to the simplicity and grace of the Shaker lifestyle set to composer Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.”
Founded in 1970, Charlotte Ballet is known for its strong dancers and versatile repertoire, ranging from classical ballet to bold, contemporary works. The company’s 28 professional dancers annually present performances in Charlotte, N.C., during a season spanning from October to April. Charlotte Ballet Academy trains 700 students annually and the company has nationally recognized educational and community programs. Charlotte Ballet operates the Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance in uptown Charlotte. The Center for Dance houses administrative and rehearsal spaces, as well as a 200-seat theater. In 2014, Associate Artistic Director Patricia McBride received a Kennedy Center Honor. President and Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux is retiring in July 2017 and Hope Muir, currently of the Scottish Ballet, has been appointed as the next artistic director.