April 15, 2018
Koger Center for the Arts
Allegro Brillante by George Balanchine
The Bright Motion by Justin Peck
Stars and Stripes by George Balanchine
NYC Ballet Guest Artists
Principal dancers from the New York City Ballet, including 2017 Tony® nominee Robert Fairchild, will grace the Koger Center stage, as the University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance presents the 13th Annual Ballet Stars of New York Gala Performance. The evening’s special guests are among the world’s leading dance luminaries, having ascended to the highest ranks of the renowned New York City Ballet. Featured will be Columbia native Sara Mearns, Jared Angle, Anthony Huxley and Robert Fairchild, who retired from the NYCB in October of 2017 as a Principal Dancer to pursue a flourishing career on the musical theatre stage.
These special guest artists will perform alongside dancers from the USC Dance Company, with music accompaniment from a live orchestra conducted by Nyamka Odsuren. Scheduled for the concert are Peck’s contemporary ballet duet The Bright Motion, as well as two legendary works by George Balanchine, Allegro Brillante and Stars and Stripes.