Columbia City Ballet will perform excerpts from "Off the Wall and Onto the Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green, Body and Movement Explored” and "Cleopatra" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, at the W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center at Claflin University. Admission is free, and the public is invited.
The Columbia City Ballet’s appearance is part of Claflin’s annual Lyceum Series, which features guest lecturers, performers and events that stimulate and reinforce the cultural and intellectual environment of the campus community.
Columbia City Ballet was founded in 1961 as a community dance group that staged only two performances a year. It has increased its total number of major performances to more than 80 per year, reaching more than 51,000 people in a season. Now in its 57th season, CCB will travel to 10 cities in three states and perform 18 full-length performances at the Koger Center.
Under the leadership of Artistic & Executive Director William Starrett, the CCB produces what critics have described as “some of the highest quality cultural entertainment in the Southeast.” The ballet attracts audiences from all over the region and quality artists from all over the world who are eager to join one of the region’s strongest, most versatile ballet companies.
For more information, contact Dr. Peggy S. Ratliff at 803-535-5233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.