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Decadent Divas 

When: Sat., May 29, 7-8 p.m., Thu., June 3, 7-8 p.m., Fri., June 4, 12-1 & 9-10 p.m., Sat., June 5, 7-8 p.m., Thu., June 10, 12 p.m., Fri., June 11, 9-10 p.m. and Sat., June 12, 7-8 p.m. 2010
Price: $31
High Fashion, music and dance combine as Charleston Ballet Theatre brings their wildly popular Decadent Divas to the 2010 Piccolo

Spoleto season. The show is a celebration of 12 of the greatest female entertainers of our time, ranging from Judy Garland and Barbara Streisand to Madonna and Mariah Carey. Spanning the decades from the smoky jazz clubs of the roaring 20’s to the blinding stadium lights of contemporary pop music, Decadent Divas features multi-media visuals by Sun Head Projects and couture costume design by Charleston’s premier couture designer Mary Porter. Presented by Piccolo Spoleto Festival.

Divalicious dancing
Combining famous tunes, couture costumes, and beautiful ballerinas, Charleston Ballet Theater will perform their fall show, Decadent Divas, as part of Piccolo Spoleto. The show combines diva-sung music, video footage of the chosen ladies, specially designed costumes by Charleston's own Mary Porter, and dancing, of course.

Calling all prima donnas
The 12 divas range from old school Judy Garland to the infamous Cher and the everlasting Madonna.

What's your definition?
Bahr uses adjectives such as glamorous, mysterious, and extraordinary to describe these women. While everyone's definition will vary slightly, the conclusion can be made that divas are larger than life and fabulous.

— Amy McLaren


click to enlarge COURTESY OF CBT


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