Dance at Noon wraps up, and other dance news

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The Dance at Noon Series wraps up on Sun. June 6 with an encore performance from Robert Ivey Ballet. The series has featured noon-time performances every day at the Footlight Players' Theatre. Hailing from all over the Southeast, featured acts have included E.E. Motion Dance Company, Great Gig Dance Company, Unbound Dance Company, and Dancentre South Company.

Robert Ivey Ballet also performed on Thurs. June 3. The company's founder and artistic director Robert Ivey got a lot of buzz earlier in the festival as the mentor of Robert Carter of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Check them out to see if he has any more stars in the making. Tickets are $16, $13 for seniors and students.

While that series will soon be gone, along with Spoleto's Lucinda Childs' Dance, there are still options for dance fans. Most of Charleston Ballet Theatre's shows run through the end of the festival. And classical ballet fans won't want to miss the National Ballet of Georgia's Giselle, which opens June 11. Though to be honest, we're most looking forward to Oyster, which opens June 10. Performed by the Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company of Israel, Oyster incorporates acting, classical ballet, flying rigs, clowning, circus tricks, and freak show visuals.

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