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International Ballet sets 2017-2018 schedule

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Thursday, September 21, 2017

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L’Automne — Nov. 4, 2 and 7 p.m. at The Warehouse Theatre.
 

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L’Automne — Nov. 4, 2 and 7 p.m. at The Warehouse Theatre.

 



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The Nutcracker — Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 3, 3 p.m. at Peace Center.
 

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The Nutcracker — Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 3, 3 p.m. at Peace Center.

 



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Coppélia, April 14, 7:30 p.m., April 15, 3 p.m. at Peace Center Gunter Theatre.
 

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Coppélia, April 14, 7:30 p.m., April 15, 3 p.m. at Peace Center Gunter Theatre.

 

The 2017-18 International Ballet has announced its signature fall concert, traditional holiday classic and a full-length ballet in the spring.

The Greer-based internationally acclaimed dance company will show off its new branding during the beginning of its 14th season. It updates and visually underscores its recognition as a premier Upstate training center.

The three features are:

• L’Automne — November 4, 2 and 7 p.m. at The Warehouse Theatre (tickets, $25, $30, $40).

Features young artists in the annual showcase of classic and contemporary dance selections alongside live music or other displays of local talent.

• The Nutcracker — Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 3, 3 p.m. at Peace Center Concert Hall (tickets, $18-55).

Cast includes Cuban ballet power couple Adiarys Almeida and Taras Domitro.

• Coppélia, April 14, 7:30 p.m., April 15, 3 p.m. at Peace Center Gunter Theatre (tickets, $35).

A ballet known for its comedic moments, cheeky heroine, and lively dancing.

Fundraising events:

• Nutcracker Tea Party — Dec. 10, 1-3 p.m., The Poinsett Club ($30)

• Passport to Dance — April 27, 7-10 p.m., Zen ($75)

“International Ballet (IB) has seen a healthy growth spurt and artistic recognition during the last few years,” said Lena Foster, founder and executive director of International Ballet. “As we are playing an important role in our thriving arts community, we needed to ensure our branding showed who we are today and our image for the future. Our new brand is a memorable look that acknowledges our place in the community we serve.”

Artistic Director Vlada Kysselova, an American citizen who came to the U.S. from Ukraine, has been with Foster since IB’s inception.

“Art itself has the power to hold significant meaning in a person's life,” Kysselova said. “And we take our role as a performing arts organization that provides these artistic experiences with great intention and respect.”

 

 

 

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