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Charleston Ballet opens 55th season with ‘Behind Barres'

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Charleston Ballet begins its 58th season today and Saturday when it presents a program titled "Behind Barres: Reality Ballet Uncensored."The performances in the program will demonstrate how all of the training is developed from the classroom into choreography and performance. The audience will be able to observe the training of classical ballet dancers, talk with the directors, choreographers, guest artists and dancers.
The performances will consist of a new ballet, "On the Appalachian Trail," danced to a musical composition by Maestro Grant Cooper of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Janis and Joe Suite, a work to music of Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker, from choreographer Christopher Fleming of Ballet Fleming in Philadelphia. Five male guest dancers from Ballet Fleming in Philadelphia will be performing with the company.Tickets purchased in advance are $20 for adults; $15 for students and seniors; and at the door, $25 and $20. They are available at the Civic Center Box Office, Backstage Bodywear, at the Charleston Ballet Office at 304-342-6541 or on line at
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