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Columbia City Ballet to Perform at Claflin University Feb. 5

Jan 30, 2013

The Claflin University Lyceum Program will present The Columbia City Ballet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Moss Auditorium in the Whittaker V. Middleton Fine Arts Center.

 The Columbia City Ballet will perform audience favorites from Snow White, The Little Prince, Nutcracker, Giselle, Off the Wall and Hootie and the Blowfish.  The event is open to the public and admission is free.

 The Columbia City Ballet is a professional company with 32 paid dancers and nearly 2,000 season members. Under the leadership of Mr. William Starrett, the Ballet produces what critics have described as “some of the highest quality cultural entertainment in the Southeast.” The Company attracts audiences from all over the region and dancers from all over the country. The Columbia City Ballet offers dancers and audiences the opportunity to perform and watch classical ballets, as well as original, full-length productions such as Dracula, Beauty and the Beast and Don Juan.

Since the Columbia City Ballet’s founding in 1961, it has integrated the world of dance within the lives of South Carolinians. The Columbia City Ballet has increased its total number of major performances to more than 80 per year, reaching more than 51,000 people in a season. This year, the Company will travel to 15 cities in three states and will present 18 full length performances at the Koger Center.

Claflin University’s Lyceum Program offers a variety of events each year that span the field of the arts from music and art to theater and literature. These events are open to the public.

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