Jan 09

Dancers’ Thoughts on the New Innovative Works

January 25 -February 16, 2019 | CENTER FOR DANCE

Tickets start at just $25!

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In a daring experiment, the works of William Shakespeare come to life at Innovative Works through a creative collaboration with UNC Charlotte. Artistic Director Hope Muir paired choreographers with Charlotte-area Shakespeare experts: Choreographer Peter Chu with Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Dr. Andrew Hartley and Stephanie Martinez with playwright, theatre and dance historian Dr. Lynee Conner.

We asked our dancers:

Why will audiences love Innovative Works?




“I am so excited to work with Peter Chu because I was inspired by his work with the Rite of Spring project. Peter has a beautiful energy and I love his movement.”

-Alessandra Ball-James (14th Season)




“I think audiences will be really excited for the Shakespearean collaboration that we are doing with UNC Charlotte. Who doesn’t love Shakespeare?

-Colby Foss (2nd Season)



“I’m most looking forward to Innovative Works because of the collaboration with UNC Charlotte. As an artist, and especially as a dancer, we get stuck in a daily routine, and I think it will be refreshing to work alongside other artists outside the dance world.”


-James Kopecky (3rd Season)




“I am really interested in how the UNC Charlotte Shakespeare collaboration is going to come together. The thought of bringing in new elements to a performance by Charlotte Ballet is exciting and daring.”

-Victoria Jaenson (1st Season)




“I think the audience with be very excited for Innovative Works. Shakespeare is such an iconic artist, and to be able to create an experiment that resembles his work is something that audiences would be very intrigued in.

-Juwan J. Alston (4th Season)

Innovative Works is one of Charlotte Ballet’s most popular performances, so make sure to get your tickets today!

• Tickets include a dessert reception with the dancers and artistic staff following the show.

• Free parking is available.

• The 200-seat theater provides the perfect venue for a truly unique experience.


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