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Mark Diamond, director of the Charlotte Ballet, will retell a classic fairytale with his choreography of Carolina Ballet Theatre’s "Snow White the Ballet" this weekend at the Peace Center in Greenville.

The full performance of "Snow White the Ballet" will be performed at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. An educational showing will be performed at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29. 

The educational show is a condensed version of the full performance timing out at approximately 45 minutes long. It will feature the show's professional dancers and deliver a message about love and forgiveness, with a healthy dose of humor. Additionally, dance technique and style will be described to the audience.

Traditionally, the story portrays the deep envy of the wicked stepmother and the evil ensues. Carolina Ballet Theatre’s imaginative adaption of the classic favorite captures both the comedic side of the dwarfs and wicked stepmother and the innocence of Snow White. 

Diamond, a choreographer for Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux at the Chautauqua Institution and Program Director for Charlotte Ballet II, has taught and choreographed in Europe, Japan and the U.S. and has choreographed over 20 ballets for the Charlotte Ballet.

In addition to placing the comedic dwarfs on center stage, Diamond diverts the ballet from typical narrative and features a male dancer as the iconic wicked stepmother turned evil queen. The ballet is composed utilizing a collage of musical scores in order to craft a novel and unforgettable experience.

Tickets are now available for sale from the Peace Center. Tickets for the full performance are $35. The educational showing is $10. Tickets for both versions may be purchased online at www.peacecenter.org.

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