Celebration: The Art of the Pas de Deux

Sponsored by: Eastern Distribution

Venue: Charleston Gaillard Center

Duration: Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes


An evening of perfectly paired duets

In 1958, American choreographer Jerome Robbins—who had just opened West Side Story on Broadway—was tapped as a resident artist during the inaugural Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. During his tenure with the Festival, the choreographic giant premiered several works and even established a short-lived ballet company. As organizations around the globe celebrate Robbins’s centennial, Spoleto Festival USA pays homage to a 1973 Spoleto Festival performance organized and hosted by Robbins. Entitled Celebration: The Art of the Pas de Deux, it showcased five breathtaking duets from various dancemakers performed by international superstars of the day. On May 25, 2018, be part of dance history when Miami City Ballet, one of the leading classical ballet companies in the US, resurrects this special event.

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The 2018 dance series is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Support provided by The Jerome Robbins Foundation.