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Delve deeper into the stories that make up the fabric of the Festival.

June 2022

Two hundred years after his hanging in Charleston, Denmark Vesey is finally starting to be included in modern discussions of slavery outside of historical circles. A former enslaved man in Charleston who had purchased his freedom, Vesey led an attempted liberation of enslaved Africans. In […]

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From May 27 to June 12, 2022, audiences from 49 states and nine countries flocked to Spoleto Festival USA, the annual celebratory compendium of music, theater, opera, and dance, with more than 48,000 ticket holders and $2.7 million in sales. As the first full festival […]

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Cuba’s brightest contemporary dancers, Malpaso Dance Company is set to showcase the full breadth of their artistic excellence in the evening’s works and here is what you should know: Spanning exuberance, loss, and apocalyptic fears, four disparate yet vibrant selections reveal our bodies’ innate need […]

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Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway takes her bluegrass brassiness to the stars in the First Citizens Bank Front Row series on June 9. Here is what you should know: Her and her band of bluegrass virtuosos featuring mandolinist Dominick Leslie, banjoist Kyle Tuttle, fiddle player […]

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Québec City-based circus company, Machine de Cirque makes its Spoleto Festival USA debut with the US premiere of La Galerie, an ode to creativity. Here is what you should know: Seven acrobats and an electrifying musician visit a monochrome art gallery when suddenly, a creative […]

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