Debussy’s evocative works for solo piano are paired with Saint Saens fantastical Carnival of the Animals for this thrilling program of music and dance. Based on turn of the century side show acts, Carnival of the Animals brings to life a devious Ringmaster, a menagerie of caged performers and a young girl looking for adventure. “Step right up” and take a peek into the big top to be entertained by clowns, mermaids, and Siamese twins; just to name a few. Be transported by the magic of the circus through the sights and sounds of our talented artists. The professional dancers of Ballet Evolution, acclaimed musicians of Chamber Music Charleston, impeccable set design by BuchananArts, and featuring the accomplished young artists of the Charleston Youth Ballet all collaborate to make “Carnival of the Animals” a fun family event not to be missed.
Ballet Evolution brings a new artistic voice to Charleston audiences with a diverse opening season. This ground breaking arts organization is designed to act as a hub for the creation of new dance works and musical compositions. Ballet Evolution will provide the highest level of quality public performances to provide an essential dance experience for patrons and enhance the current arts atmosphere of our community. Our unique programming breaks boundaries in the Charleston arts scene with seamless integration of dance, live music, and story to implement a process that revives and reinvigorates a classical arts model.
Performances of Carnival of the Animals are made possible by a generous sponsorship from Hills Machinery.
February 19 and 20 at 7:30pm at Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street
Tickets: $13-$39. Group rates available.