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Columbia City Ballet Celebrates Their 60th Anniversary with an Encore Presentation of the ’60’s-Themed Beatles The Ballet!
Columbia City Ballet returns its premiere production of Beatles The Ballet based on one of the most iconic bands of all time -The Beatles! This multimedia ballet will follow the story of The Beatles’ careers beginning in the 1960’s and examining their cultural impact and the elevation of social consciousness throughout their music. The multimedia component will include not only historic depictions of The Beatles but also media related to inspirational and thought-provoking moments from the cultural revolution of 1960’s America. Featuring more than 35 songs, and conceived by William Starrett, Executive & Artistic Director of Columbia City Ballet, the ballet will include works by multiple choreographers, all under the artistic direction of Starrett.
Mr. Starrett was inspired to create the ballet through reflection upon the wide variety of music the group recorded in such a relatively short span of time. In addition, further inspiration arises from the fact that many of the issues The Beatles addressed in their work continue to be current topics in our national conversation. Always searching for ways to broaden the ballet audience while keeping the art current, Starrett feels the inspiration and influence The Beatles continue to have on subsequent generations is the perfect catalyst for inspiring a new generation of audience members.
Additionally, in honor of the 60th Anniversary, there will be a screening of a film highlighting CCB’s 60 years from 1961-2021 starting promptly at 6:30pm, so don’t miss it!