Columbia City Ballet is producing a "World Premiere Ballet" based on one of the most iconic bands of all time, the Beatles, and the performance is coming to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. This multi-media ballet will follow the story of the Beatles’ careers beginning in the 1960s, while examining their cultural impact and the elevation of social consciousness through their music.
Featuring 40 songs, and conceived of by William Starrett, executive & artistic director of Columbia City Ballet, the ballet will include works by multiple choreographers, all under the artistic direction of Starrett.
Mr. Starrett was inspired to create the ballet through reflection upon the wide variety of music the group recorded in such a relatively short span of time. In addition, further inspiration arises from the fact that many of the issues the Beatles addressed in their work continue to be topics in our current national conversation. Always searching for ways to broaden the ballet audience while keeping the art current, Starrett said he believes the inspiration and influence the Beatles continue to have on subsequent generations is the perfect catalyst for inspiring a new generation of audience members.
Tickets are on sale now, $20 for adults and $10 for students and military. To purchase, stop by the FAC Box Office at 810 Lyttleton St., Camden, call (803) 425-7676 or visit www.fineartscenter.org. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This performance is made possible by Sen. Vincent Sheheen, Moultrie and Fran Burns, John and Linda Shaylor, Rose Sheheen and Graham Realty.