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In honor of the Kingsport Centennial, the Kingsport Ballet is doing two special performances titled Les Sylphides and Seeds of Change. Act one features new, contemporary choreography exploring themes relevant during the time of Kingsport City’s founding in 1917. Issues such as the establishment of an industrial city, the coming of the railroad, the migration from farm to city in response to job growth, and the start of WWI, will be explored in the choreography. Act two will be Chopiniana, a non-narrative ‘ballet blanc’ created in the early twentieth century to the music of Frederic Chopin, exploring dance for the sake of its own beauty.

The performance is at the Wellmont Performing Arts Center on these dates: March 17 @ 7 pm, March 18 @ 7 pm and March 19 @ 2:30 pm. Ticket prices range from $16 to $20. Visit to purchase tickets online.

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