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Gibbes Museum of Art Announces a Special Showing of The Little Match Girl

with Laura Ball, Charleston Dance Institute, and Chamber Music Charleston

(Charleston, SC) –The Gibbes Museum of Art and Art with a Twist are pleased to announce a special showing of The Little Match Girl on Saturday, November, 16 at 11am. A timeless classic, this performance will feature the professional student company of the Charleston Dance Institute, musicians of Chamber Music Charleston, choreographer Jonathan Tabbert, and composer Laura Ball. This world premiere youth ballet will feature original choreography and score. “The Little Match Girl is a story of a young girl with hope in her heart and determination in her bones, and through this touching tale the dancers and musicians will leave the audience entertained and inspired,” says choreographer Jonathan Tabbert,

Art with a Twist offers a series of programs aimed at introducing the arts through new and varied experiences for all members of the community. From book signings with celebrity chefs to sweetgrass basket-making, the series features a wide variety of exciting educational opportunities including The Little Match Girl. “Engaging families is an important role at the museum and Art with a Twist has helped create opportunities for a younger audience. The Little Match Girl is an exciting event for all ages and will be a special experience for all who attend,” says Curator of Education Rebecca Sailor. Following the program, guests will have the opportunity to mingle with the performers and enjoy refreshments at the museum.

Saturday, November 16, 11am: Gibbes Kids
Special showing of The Little Match Girl with Composer Laura Ball, the Charleston Dance Institute, and the Chamber Music of Charleston
$5 children(12 and under), $10 adults (refreshments and museum admission included)
The performance will be held across the street from the museum at the Circular Congregational Church. Must purchase tickets in advance.

To register please contact Rebecca Sailor at
or call 843-722-2706 x41.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905 in historic Charleston, S.C. The Gibbes houses one of the foremost collections of American Art from the 18th century to the present. The Gibbes is currently undergoing major renovations and will reopen in the spring of 2016. The renovated museum will properly showcase its extensive collections and will feature an admission-free ground floor, providing a place to watch artists at work in studios and stroll through a world-class garden.

135 Meeting Street | Charleston, SC | 29401