Hansel and Gretel to debut in Summerville
Summerville Civic Ballet will perform Hansel & Gretel at 7 p.m. April 27 at Summerville High School.
Tickets for the show are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Children under the age of 5 are admitted free. Other works by the ballet company will also be performed that evening.
The newly created organization is a non-profit ballet company dedicated to giving ballet students performance opportunities and bringing the art of ballet out into the community, specifically to audiences who may not ordinarily see dance.
The project was funded in part by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Program through their joint administration of the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant Program and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.
The Artistic Director of Summerville Civic Ballet is Douglas Smoak. He trained and performed with Robert Ivey Ballet in Charleston, attended UNC School of the Arts and danced professionally with Ballet Eddy Toussaint, Sarasota Ballet, and Nevada Dance Theatre.
The company will also perform at a number of other upcoming events. At noon on May 4 it will perform during the North Charleston Arts Festival.
The company is currently operating out of United We Dance, located on Bacons Bridge Road in Summerville. For more information visit the organization’s website at www.summervillecivicballet.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.