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Dance

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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Stars of New York City Ballet return for a second year in a row with Ballet Encore, a George Balanchine ballet presentation. Here is what you should know: Building off the wild success of Spoleto Festival USA’s 2021 performance, this 70-minute expanded performance of Tchaikovsky […]

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Celebrated choreographer Reggie Wilson and his Fist and Heel Performance Group conjure some surprising truths in his “post-African/neo-HooDoo modern dance” performance, POWER, that’s set to appear on the College of Charleston Sottile Theatre on May 28 and 29. Here is what you should know: With […]

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by Jenny Ouellette and Anna Brooks Reprinted from the 2022 Spoleto Festival USA program book In 2014, Ebony Williams made her Spoleto debut with  Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Audiences may remember her dancing: powerful yet precise with liquid-like limbs flowing this way and that—a radiant, […]

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The 41st season may be coming to a close but there are still plenty of chances to experience the magic of the Festival during closing weekend. Don’t miss your chance to see these world-class performances in the Holy City through June 11. Hailed as “comedic brilliance” […]

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