Participating Dance Company Photos
A diverse gathering of professional dance companies, representing the best of dance artistry in the state, will grace the Koger Center stage for the SC Festival of Dance: 2012 Jubilee.
The gala event, presented by the University of SC Dance Program, begins at 7:30pm on October 5, 2012. Tickets for the event are $12 for students, $16 for USC faculty/staff, military and seniors (60+) and $18 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased through the Koger Center box office at (803) 777-5112, or can be charged by phone at (803) 251-2222.
Among the professional companies participating are:
· Carolina Ballet Theatre, performing Map by leading international choreographer Alonzo King;
· Charleston Ballet Theatre, who will perform the brand new work Abracadabra by award-winning resident choreographer Jill Bahr;
· Columbia Classical Ballet, performing Etude, staged by Radenko Pavlovich;
· Columbia City Ballet, performing a portion of their hit ballet Dracula, choreographed by William Starrett;
· Unbound Dance, performing What I Cannot Control, choreographed by Caroline Lewis-Jones;
· Wideman/Davis Dance, the USC dance program’s resident professional company, performing a Columbia premiere; and,
· USC Dance Company, performing a premiere original work by Gianni Di Marco (Boston Ballet).
Susan Anderson, artistic director of the USC dance program, says that her reason for mounting the festival, now in its second year, was two-fold. She hopes to link the incredible talents of dancers throughout the state with the university’s dance program, as well as shining a light on the professional-level work of the USC Dance program.
“This really is a kind of coming out for our program,” she explains. “We’re bridging the gap between collegiate and professional-level dance.”
In thanks for their dedication and contribution to the dance program, longtime supporters Victoria and Joe Hollins have been named Honorary Chairs for the event.
The University of SC dance program has become one of the most respected dance programs in the Southeast, offering students specialized instruction and professional-level performance opportunities in both classical and contemporary dance.
For more information on the SC Festival of Dance or the dance program at the University of SC, please contact Kevin Bush by phone at (803) 777-9353 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.