Concert association takes audiences to China with Shanghai Ballet

  • Monday, October 21, 2013

The Shanghai ballet will perform for the season opening of the Charleston Concert Association on Wednesday, Oct. 23. PHOTO PROVIDED

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The Charleston Concert Association opens its 2013-14 season with the renowned

Shanghai Ballet, in a production that weaves the grace and splendor of Chinese culture into classical ballet. “The Butterfly Lovers,” a tale of a young couple’s ill-fated romance expressed through impressive choreography, spectacular costumes and fanciful sets, is often called the Romeo and Juliet of Chinese folklore. This internationally acclaimed ensemble brings with them over three decades of skill and flair and a repertoire that spans western classical ballet, Chinese national ballet and modern ballet. The Shanghai Ballet last performed in Charleston to a near sold-out Gaillard Auditorium exactly 11 years ago on the CCA’s 2002-2003 season.

Performances start at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 and will be held at the Sottile Theatre. Season tickets range from $190 – $390 and can be purchased by calling 843-727-1216. Purchase individual tickets through TicketMaster (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com) or at the CCA office at 131 King Street, Charleston 29401, Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visit www.charlestonconcerts.org for more information.

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