Ballet Evolution to Present "Dance Macabre"

Press Release


The notorious tales of Charleston ghosts are brought to life in an all-new thrilling ballet, “Dance Macabre.” The dancers of Ballet Evolution will embody some of the Lowcountry’s most infamous spirits. There’s Madame Talvande, who ran her strict and rigid school for girls at the Sword-Gates House on Legare Street; and Lavinia Fisher, the deranged motel owner who poisoned her guests and was eventually hanged for her crimes in the Old City Jail. Join us as these stories, and more, are brought from the graveyards to the stage in this chilling new ballet. Musical selections by Franz Schubert, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Felix Mendelssohn will serve as a haunting score to the stories of the past.

Ballet Evolution brought a new artistic voice to Charleston audiences with a diverse opening season in 2015. This ground breaking arts organization continues to act as a hub for the creation of new dance works and musical compositions. Ballet Evolution will provide the highest level of quality public performances to provide an essential dance experience for patrons and enhance the current arts atmosphere of our community. Our unique programming breaks boundaries in the Charleston arts scene with seamless integration of dance, live music, and story to implement a process that revives and reinvigorates a classical arts model. Audiences claim us to be Charleston’s newest artistic gem in a city known for its dedication to arts and culture.

“Dance Macabre”– World Premiere Ballet with Live Chamber Ensemble

  • October 20th at 7:30 pm and October 21st at 3 pm at the Sottile Theatre (44 George Street)
  • Tickets: $20-$50
  • Group rates available by calling 843-864-4809
  • For Tickets: visit

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