See the Post and Courier’s Review of Enrique Graf’s performance on March 16th at the College of Charleston Sottile Theatre.
Robert Ivey Ballet* 1910 Savannah Hwy* Charleston, SC 29407
For Immediate Release
Date: March 3, 2010
Contact: Robert Ivey/Sandra Cook
A Season to Celebrate
The Robert Ivey Ballet concludes its 33rd season at Sottile Theatre March 26-& 27 @ 8pm and March 28th at 3pm. Tickets are $17 Adults and $15 Senior Citizens and Students.
The finale of “A Season to Celebrate” by the Robert Ivey Ballet presents the best in classical, contemporary, modern and jazz dancing that the city has to offer. Robert Ivey’s “Grand Tarantella” has delighted audiences from Russia to China, always the highlight of many performances. This performance features the entire company (31 dancers) and each dancer performs with individual tambourines.
Ivey’s former teacher and mentor, Nina Stroganava was in the first American cast of Pas de Quatre presented in New York City at the Majestic Theater. He has recreated the choreography for this very classical work, which represented the dancing of four very famous ballerinas, Tagleoni, Grahn, Crerrito, and Grisi, each vying for the affection and attention of the audience.
Live music will be represented by soprano, Jennifer Goldsmith and accompanied on piano by Marsha Goldsmith in a world premier by Ivey. The Pas de Deux is danced to an aria by Bellini from Romeo and Juliet.
As part of the tradition for the company, in residence at the College of Charleston, student choreographers that have proven themselves will be well represented. Modern dance by Annie Lewis, jazz by Jon-Michael Perry, contemporary by Amanda Nelson, will be presenting their work. Each of these young choreographers is a dance minor at the College of Charleston.
Important contributions to this season’s finale include works by Associate Director, Ashley Stock and resident modern choreographer, Eliza Ingle; both are faculty members at the College of Charleston. A special performance by the Robert Ivey Youth Ballet will be included on Sunday’s matinee.
It’s hot, it’s cool, it’s classical, and it’s jazzy! You won’t want to miss your company, your dancers, your cultural ambassadors, Charleston’s only International Touring Company in Residence at the College of Charleston celebrating 33 years. Call 556-1343 for the best ticket price in town and make your reservation today.
Check out the City Paper’s Review of Twelfth Night.