World-renowned and award-winning artist Jonathan Green is known for his use of vibrant colors in his art depicting the Gullah lifestyle in South Carolina’s Lowcountry coast. These paintings and imagery have been brought to life with this ballet through the imaginative choreography of William Starrett as a tribute to the famous painter. Green’s rich, vibrant colors infuse the stage through the backdrops and scrims while the music—an exhilarating, inspiring combination of traditional work songs, gospel music, Motown, and jazz—breathe life into the paintings’ intriguing characters. The company’s outstanding troupe of dancers depict the cultural heritage of the Gullah and Geechee communities — a veritable treasure of friendship and family, work and love, spirituality and belonging.
Discounts are available for your church or congregation; for groups of 10 or more, prime seating (valued at $45) can be available for $30. Call the Ballet Office at 803-799-7605 for more information.
Columbia Performance Information:
Friday, February 9th at 7:30 PM – The Township Auditorium
Savannah Performance Information:
Saturday, February 17 at 5:30 PM, Savannah Civic Center
Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 PM, Sottile Theatre