In the ’90s, graffiti was largely seen as a form of vandalism scribbled on dumpsters and back alleyways. It’s definitely come a long way since then, viewed today as one of the most respected forms of contemporary art, and EnCorps Arts is here to prove that point with their presentation of Fascinations, a multidisciplinary arts performance that features graffiti as a main component. A collaboration of EnCorps Arts (a Robert Ivey Ballet group), the Youth Orchestra of the Lowcountry (YOLOW), and the Charleston Art (ChART) Outdoor Initiative, the performance incorporates graffiti, symphony, and ballet — a trio you don’t see together often — to create a unique, multi-sensory art experience. The full-length performance features seven custom choreographed dances complemented by seven original graffiti murals. All are inspired by classical and neo-classical scores played by aspiring young musicians. The ChARTists will set up their 9’x12’ fabric mural artworks, creating inventive backdrops for the Robert Ivey Ballet performances danced to YOLOW’s live orchestral arrangements. The event kicks of Friday night with a black tie gala at the Sottile and continues Saturday with the premiere event.