One original work and one world premiere ballet and score with choreography by SC Arts Commission’s 2017 Fellowship winner, Jonathan Tabbert take to the Sottile Theater stage this February. “The Good Book” is the culmination of Ballet Evolution’s full artistic purview by incorporating two original scores by the talented Laura Ball brought to life by the accomplished musicians of Chamber Music Charleston. This double bill performance draws inspiration from the most read book in history, The Bible. Our evening of sights and sounds begins with the restaging of “Creation”. The birth of Adam and Eve and their time in Eden are told through this emotional score and virtuoso choreography. From the naming of the animals of the land to the deception of the serpent, we follow Adam and Eve’s journey to the ultimate banishment of the garden by the archangels. Our second act looks at the life and images of Jacob, the father of the Hebrew nation. We see five vignettes or “frescos” of key moments in his life including his fight to be the first born to the infamous “Jacob’s Ladder”. Join us for an inspired evening of live music and dance that will be fun for the whole family.
Ballet Evolution brought a new artistic voice to Charleston audiences with a diverse opening season in 2015. This ground breaking arts organization continues 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. Audiences claim us to be Charleston’s newest artistic gem in a city known for its dedication to arts and culture.
*Performances of “The Good Book” made possible by a generous sponsorship from The Boeing Company and The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation..
The Good Book– World premiere ballet with live chamber orchestra
February 17 and 18 at 7:30pm at Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street
Tickets: $18-$52. Group rates available by calling 843-864-4809