Columbia City Ballet returns its premiere production of Beatles the Ballet based on one of the most iconic bands of all time, the Beatles. This multi-media ballet will follow the story of the Beatles’ careers beginning in the 1960’s, and examining their cultural impact and the elevation of social consciousness through their music. The multi-media component will include not only historic depictions of the Beatles but also media related to inspirational and thought-provoking moments from the cultural revolution of 1960’s America.
Featuring more than 35 songs, and conceived of by William Starrett, Executive & Artistic Director of Columbia City Ballet, the ballet will include works by multiple choreographers, all under the artistic direction of Starrett.
Mr. Starrett was inspired to create the ballet through reflection upon the wide variety of music the group recorded in such a relatively short span of time. In addition, further inspiration arises from the fact that many of the issues the Beatles addressed in their work, continue to be current topics in our national conversation. Always searching for ways to broaden the ballet audience while keeping the art current, Starrett feels the inspiration and influence the Beatles continue to have on subsequent generations is the perfect catalyst for inspiring a new generation of audience members.
April 17th at 3 p.m. at the Koger Center
April 17th at 7:30 p.m. at the Koger Center
60th Anniversary Finale Party
Join Columbia City Ballet for on last cheers to 60 years at the 60th Anniversary (60’s inspired) wrap party! Join patrons, staff, alumni, and our professional dancers at an exclusive celebratory party with an archival display of the company’s most famed productions, light bites, and adult refreshments. Guests are invited to dress in their grooviest sixties attire. For additional event details please call the ballet office at 803-799-7605
April 17th at 9:30 p.m. at 1801 Grille