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Spoleto festival offers wide variety of performances

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The 37th annual Spoleto has officially kicked off and organizers say the festival is already proving to be one of the biggest they have seen yet.

As the first, full week of the biggest arts in Charleston, there are a many events that are not only family-friendly but offer glimpse into the world of theatrics and music.

Kicking off this Friday night at the TD Arena at the College of Charleston on Meeting Street, Spain's renowned Ballet Flamenco De Andalucia promises lots of visuals with passionate music and loud costumes. Show times: Friday, May 31st at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 1st at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 2 at 1 p.m. Tickets start at $15.

Or if the family is looking for less music and more show, the French acrobatic group, "Le Grande C," will be performing at Memminger Auditorium on Beaufain Street. Tickets are on the higher end at $35 a piece, but reviews have been raving about the performance which starts Wednesday at 7 p.m. There are also performances Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m.

"It's a great thing to take children to and expose them to and memories that hopefully they'll hold on to forever," Director of PR Paula Edwards said.

If you are looking for a step back into the classical era or an experience with hip-hop the art festival has a few shows for you.

Shakespeare's classic, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be performing at the Dock Street Theatre on Queen Street this week with the help of puppets. While this 3-hour-long play may not be suitable for young children, there are plenty of opportunities to catch this show, perhaps for a date night. It opens Thursday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. with performances on Saturday evening at 8. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Ticket prices begin at $25.

Compagnie Kafig is an international ballet troupe made up of all men that promises dramatic, multi-faceted routines. The ballet will be performed at the TD Arena and will run this weekend only. Friday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 25 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

You can see all of the offerings and order tickets as well at http://www.spoletousa.org. You can call the ticket hotline at 843-579-3100 or visit their office at 375 Meeting Street in downtown Charleston.

 

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