Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale comes to life in an outstanding world premiere full length ballet with choreography by SC Arts Commission’s 2017 Fellowship winner, Jonathan Tabbert. All new custom made costumes and impeccable new set designs by Buchanan Arts will transport the audience to another world filled with mischievous goblins and dancing snowflakes. We will follow the beautiful young Gerda on her journey to rescue her true love Kai from the Snow Queen’s ice palace. We meet a huge cast of characters along the way including the Spring Sorceress and her garden of magical flowers, the Summer Princess and her court of palace maidens, and the Autumn Gypsy Queen’s band of thieves. This amazing cast of professional dancers of Ballet Evolution of Charleston is joined by over 50 hand-picked young artists from the Charleston dance community for a holiday performance for the whole family! It will be a feast for both the eyes and the ears as the acclaimed musicians of Chamber Music Charleston play live original orchestrations of classical works, acting as the playful soundtrack to this timeless story. Don't miss out on this incredible holiday offering and join us December 16th &17th @7:30pm at the Sottile Theatre.
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 "Snow Queen" made possible by a generous sponsorship from Boeing and The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation..
Snow Queen– World premiere ballet with live chamber orchestra
December 16 and 17 at 7:30pm at Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street
Tickets: $18-$52. Group rates available by calling 843-864-4809