October 7-9, 2021 BELK THEATER
50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Charlotte Ballet’s season will kick off with a performance series that not only honors the Company’s past but also looks toward the next decade. Charlotte Ballet II Program Director and Rehearsal Director and North Carolina School of the Arts alumnus, Christopher Stuart, will present a new work set to music by Philip Glass that will be performed by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Also on the bill, Val Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House—a dramatic work known for its technical and dramatic brilliance. Finally, former Artistic Director Salvatore Aiello’s masterwork The Rite of Spring will return to the stage with re-imagined designs and, for the first time. Please note: this performance series includes adult themes and has been given a rating of PG-13.
APRIL 29-May 8, 2022 KNIGHT THEATER
A FAIRY-TAILORED CLASSIC
Postponed twice from its scheduled performance dates due to the pandemic, choreographer Matthew Hart’s enchanting production will finally make its long-awaited world premiere in Charlotte next spring. With striking sets and lavish costumes by designer Peter Docherty, this version of Sleeping Beauty has been fairy “tailored” with an on-stage Narrator to guide audiences through the twists and turns that beset Princess Aurora and her court. Staying true to the beloved choreography of Marius Petipa, and set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, this production is a must-see for first-time ballet-goers and long-time lovers of the art form alike!
December 3-23, 2021 BELK THEATER
The magic returns this year when Charlotte Ballet’s holiday classic Nutcracker is back on stage at the Belk Theater. Hailed as “a show that sparkles from end to end,” this enchanting production, including Tchaikovsky’s treasured music performed by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, is the perfect way to celebrate the season with family and friends.
MAY 13-21, 2022 CENTER FOR DANCE
Established by Artistic Director Hope Muir during her inaugural season, Choreographic Lab has quickly become one of Charlotte Ballet’s most popular performance series. Dedicated to showcasing the work of new and emerging talent, the Lab has provided a platform for artists from the company, as well as the Charlotte dance community, to present their work on a professional stage.
FEBRUARY 4-26, 2022 CENTER FOR DANCE
1970 was the year a group of students from North Carolina School of the Arts performed at Jacob’s Pillow, and North Carolina Dance Theatre was born under the direction of Robert Lindgren. Fifty (one) years later, choreographers will take inspiration for this season’s Innovative 1970 from design, music, politics and literature from 1970 as Artistic Director Hope Muir asks them to pay homage to the company’s first year. New works will be presented by 2019 Princess Grace Award winner for choreography, Rena Butler, along with NCDT Alumni, Ja’Malik, and Charlotte Ballet Company Artist, Andrés Trezevant.