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Off The Wall & Onto The Stage at the Township Auditorium

Friday, March 3 @ 7:30 pm

$47 – $62.00

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Columbia City Ballet is gearing up to bring back their one of a kind ballet Off the Wall and Onto the Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green. Deemed “fabulous…an ingenious idea…striking” by the New York Times, Off the Wall and Onto the Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green brings Green’s Gullah inspired paintings to life through creative choreography and innovative sets. Artistic and Executive director, William Starrett, has created this exceptional performance performing for one night only on March 3, 2023, at the historic Township Auditorium.

Starrett has created vignettes from 22 of Green’s paintings and explores the themes of family, faith, hope and love. He incorporates Green’s rich, vibrant colors onto the stage through eye-popping backdrops and scrims, over 150 hand-sewn costumes, an array of music that combines traditional work songs, gospel music, Motown, classical and jazz, as well as a live choir. The choreography brings it all together as the company’s dancers depict the cultural heritage of the Gullah and Geechee communities depicted in Green’s paintings. The production features singer, Regina Skeeter in the Role of Bessie Mae and a choir directed by Elliott Brown.