Last month we celebrated International Ballet’s inaugural fundraising event, Passport to Dance. Flourish Events was thrilled to help develop a signature fundraising event that showcased International Ballet’s community outreach programs.
March is Upstate International Month, which provided a great platform to introduce International Ballet to the community. Flourish Events expanded on the international theme and used it to create a night where guests traveled the world through the history of dance – ballet specifically.
International Ballet coordinated small vignettes of dances from Italy, Germany, France, Russia and the US that were performed on the balcony of The Old Cigar Warehouse. The wonderful Jerry Finley used the large wall space of the main room to create video clips that highlighted each country’s contribution to ballet. Cribbs Catering blew guests out of the water with delicious foods from each country including delicious schnitzel, Russian Sturgeon and caviar, bruschetta, and a French style duck confit en crout. Liquid Catering had a stocked bar with a special, and very delicious, signature cocktail, The Ballet Slipper. The ballerinas weren’t the only dancers that night! Guests enjoyed the musical styling of The Erica Berg Collective.
The event wrapped up with exciting news from International Ballet Director Lena Forster including the introduction of new Resident Guest Instructor Alexander Tressor to the Greenville community. Then, the company dancers got a chance to hit the dance floor!
Flourish Events had the best time working with the wonderful students and directors at International Ballet, as well as the many other vendors who came together to create a truly unique event experience, where guests traveled the history and the world without leaving Greenville!