DCCC to Host Charlotte Ballet for Interactive Performance

Charlotte Ballet 1

Jan. 20, 2015 – The Charlotte Ballet company will bring the grace, poise and energy of its art to Davidson County Community College during a performance at 11 a.m. on Feb. 4 in the Dr. Edgar Holton Reich Building on the Davidson Campus. The event is open to the public.

Charlotte Ballet 2Charlotte Ballet is a professional dance ensemble that has received national recognition for its excellence in programming, education and outreach, and dance training. The Charlotte-based group’s performances are known for their high energy, precision and speed, as well as the dancers’ ability to perform a versatile repertoire ranging from full-length classical ballets to innovative contemporary works.

At DCCC, the group will provide an interactive educational performance titled “Black, Blue & Green.” The program uses themes of Black history and blues music, conservation, pollution, waste and environment. It includes choreography by Mark Diamond, Sasha Janes and Dwight Rhoden.

“We are excited to host this innovative and dynamic form of performance art for students, staff and community members to experience right here on the DCCC campus,” says Lynne Watts, director of student life and leadership at DCCC. “Our goal is to share the beauty of dance with students and give them an opportunity to experience live ballet. We hope many folks will join us for what is sure to be an enlightening performance.”

*Editor’s Note: The photos feature artists performing with Charlotte Ballet.

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is looking forward to serving students in Davidson and Davie counties for many years to come. The college is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College at davidsonccc.edu.