The performance of the Columbia City Ballet at Claflin University, which had been scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 17 as part of the university’s Lyceum Program, has been cancelled.
The performance will be rescheduled at a later date, a university spokesman said.
The professional company features 32 paid dancers and nearly 2,000 season members. Under the leadership of William Starrett, the ballet produces what critics have described as “some of the highest quality cultural entertainment in the Southeast.”
Since the Columbia City Ballet’s founding in 1961, it has integrated the world of dance within the lives of South Carolinians. The Columbia City Ballet has increased its total number of major performances to more than 80 per year, reaching more than 51,000 people in a season.
Claflin University’s Lyceum Program offers a variety of events each year that span the field of the arts from music and art to theater and literature. These events are open to the public.