Dancers from North Carolina Dance Theatre and Neiman Marcus unite for the Fourth Annual Runway for the Ballet on Saturday, February 5, 2011.
Runway for the Ballet moves from its previous location in the Booth Playhouse to North Carolina Dance Theatre’s new facility, the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance in Uptown Charlotte. The center features a performance venue, creating an intimate space for this years gathering.
The “Mid-Winter Night’s Dream” theme gives attendees a glimpse of spring fashion from sponsor Neiman Marcus, interspersed with vignettes from NCDT’s popular Innovative Works. Performers with NCDT will also serve as models for the fashion show.
CJ from 96.1 the Beat and fashion T. Strong “Style-Mayvin” will emcee this event.
Runway for the Ballet is presented in two shows. The family-friendly matinee at 3 p.m. treats guests to a warm and inviting pre-show reception full of traditional refreshments with a twist. The evening show at 7:30 p.m. features a “night on the town” atmosphere complete with pre-show cocktails and a post-show reception including gourmet fare from Dean & Deluca.
“Runway for the Ballet continues to be one of Charlotte’s premier fashion events. It is an opportunity for the community to experience dance in a fun and exciting setting, while enjoying a high-fashion event and giving back to NC Dance Theatre,” said fashion show co-chair Jennifer Matz.
NC Dance Theatre’s young professionals group, Opening Night Insiders, is organizing the event and all proceeds will benefit NC Dance Theatre. Tickets include show admission and a reception. VIP tickets are also available for both performances and include exclusive VIP seating and a walk along the red carpet.
Runway for the Ballet Details:
Early Show: 3:00 PM Reception/4:00 PM Show
VIP – $45, General – $30
VIP – $55, General – $40
Runway for the Ballet is presented by Carolinas Medical Center, the exclusive healthcare sponsor.