#cltArts April Meetup – Charlotte Ballet

The #cltArts monthly meetup team is back for April with a visit to the the studios of Charlotte Ballet, 6:15 p.m. Thursday, April 21. Led by internationally acclaimed President and Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Charlotte Ballet is known for its strong dancers and versatile repertoire, ranging from classical ballet like theNutcracker, to bold, contemporary works. The company of 25 professional dancers, who make Charlotte their home, annually present five performance series in Charlotte during a season spanning from October to April. In December 2014, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presented Associate Artistic Director Patricia McBride with a 2014 Kennedy Center Honor.

During Thursday’s tour, we’ll go behind the scenes at Charlotte Ballet’s Spring Works series. Debuting next week at Knight Theater, Spring Works will feature some very unique performances. We’ll see a rehearsal, tour the costume-making shop and talk with the performers!

Want to follow along on the tour and get a sneak peek at Spring Works? Simply follow the hashtag #cltArts on your social media channel of choice. Participating organizations and their platforms include:

#cltArts March Meetup: The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

The #cltArts monthly meetup team is back for March with a visit to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Opened in 2010, the Bechtler represents a collection of over 1,500 pieces of mid-century modern art, with a focus on European, School of Paris-style works. The Bechtler’s collection, amassed privately over 70 years, was donated to the city of Charlotte by the Bechtler family, with the hopes of sharing their unique treasures with the community. Six years into the museum’s existence, only roughly 25% of the collection has been shown for public view.

Want to follow along on the tour and see the Firebird, “The Art of the Print” and “The House That Modernism Built”? Simply follow the hashtag #cltArts on your social media channel of choice. Participating organizations and their platforms include: