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Don Quixote

The Charleston Ballet, West Virginia's State Ballet, presents for the first time on a Charleston stage: DON QUIXOTE! Matadors, gypsies, and windmills take the stage in this full-length ballet based on the famous novel by Cervante. The lively music of Minkus and bravura choreography by Petipa electrifies the story of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza on their quest for adventure. March 2-3, 2018 | 7:30 PM | Civic Center Little Theater Tickets: Adult - $25 before, $30 at door | Student/Senior - $20 before, $25 at door Tickets may be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office, Backstage Bodywear, the Charleston Ballet Office or online at [email protected]

The Nutcracker with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

The timeless holiday classic comes alive again with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. This dazzling production includes over 170 dancers, musicians and singers in what is sure to be an event to remember. December 8, 2017 | 7:30 PM December 9, 2017 | 2:00 PM Clay Center Maier Performance Hall Tickets are avaliable through the Clay Center Box Office - (304) 561-3570 or www.theclaycenter.org

Dance Gala featuring Taylor 2

The Paul Taylor Dance Company is one of the world’s most sought after and respected ensembles in the world. The smaller six-member Taylor 2 was established in 1993 to ensure that Mr. Taylor’s works could be seen by audiences all over the world without regard to economic or logistical limitations. Their engagements are flexible and customized to meet the needs of the area. Mr. Taylor’s works are performed by companies throughout the world that include the Royal Danish Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Paul Taylor is one of the most accomplished artists that this country has ever produced. His choreography is hailed for it’s musicality. He has set works to an eclectic mix of music that varies from classical symphonies to scores from Ragtime and Tin Pan Alley. Mr. Taylor has received nearly every important honor given to artists in the United States and his companies continue to inspire dancers and choreographers everywhere. Critics and audiences cheer the athleticism, humor and range of emotions found in Mr. Taylor's work. West Virginia companies, The Charleston Ballet, under the direction of Kim Pauley, and River City Youth Ballet Ensemble, under the direction of Michelle Raider, will also perform. Tickets: $22 available at Clay Center box office (304-561-3570) and online; tickets also available at Charleston Ballet and River City Youth Ballet studios in advance or at the door 1 hour prior to show time.

The Charleston Ballet Presents Swan Lake

Swan Lake is the most enduring and popular of all the classical works. This full-length ballet will be presented to the familiar Tchaikovsky score. Prince Siegried encounters a beautiful princess, Odette, who embodies a woman for a brief time due to a spell cast over her by the evil Von Rothbart. Only his declaration of true love will save her from the spell that keeps her a swan. Advance tickets: Adult $27; Student/Senior $22 At the door: Adult: $32; Student/Senior $27

The Charleston Ballet Presents Swan Lake

Swan Lake is the most enduring and popular of all the classical works. This full-length ballet will be presented to the familiar Tchaikovsky score. Prince Siegfried encounters a beautiful princess, Odette, who embodies a woman for a brief time due to a spell cast over her by the evil Von Rothbart. Only his declaration of true love will save her from the spell that keeps her a swan. Advance tickets: Adult $27; Student/Senior $22 At the door: Adukt $32; Student/Senior $27