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September 20, 2009

Columbia City Ballet’s Lauren Hahn

Filed under: Columbia City Ballet,Lauren Hahn — cynthiaboiter @ 22:36
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I’m not really in the mood for a big blog entry today.  I spent this cloudy Sunday working on freelance items and putting out some feelers for future work here and there, but I’ve had something on my mind that I do want to briefly mention.  Basically, I just want to give a shout out to someone who seems to be doing a really fine job at the tasks set before her — Lauren Hahn over at Columbia City Ballet.

The arts are no different from any other industry when it comes to overlooking the people behind the scenes without whose dedicated work most productions, events, and troupes or companies would likely fall to pieces.  These are the folks, (more often than not women for reasons that are embedded in the patriarchy), who make the phone calls, and do the scheduling, and clean up the messes, and seem to make miracles happen every day so that someone else can look good. 

Lauren Hahn is the Director of Development and Membership at the ballet and the face she has put on the Columbia City Ballet Company lately looks particularly good.  It looks fresh and innovative; it looks creative and new.  These are the very adjectives our city ballet company needs more of.

We were awarded a nice breath of the fresh air Lauren brings to the company last Friday night with the CCB fundraiser at The White Mule.  My group got there late but not too late to catch the multi-disciplinary dance off, or to chat up the impressive assortment of delightfully tipsy artists, editors, photographers, patrons, and dancers at the bar.  Happy faces all around.  And who do we have to thank for all that big fun?  The whirling blur of a woman in adorable shoes, single mother of two, Lauren Hahn.

Don’t worry if you missed this weekend’s CCB fundraiser though, Lauren has another trick up her sleeve scheduled for October 2nd in Columbia’s old Arcade Mall at Main and Washington Streets downtown.  She and her team are re-creating a Carnivale di Venezia from 7:30 until midnight, with food and drink, custom designed Venetian masks, entertainment and a silent auction, to boot.  (And I hear that it is perfectly fine to show up a bit late –after, for example, you’ve witnessed the glory that is the USC Dance Company concert the same night.  USC also dances on Saturday night — a perfect weekend with these two events combined!) 

Innovative.  Creative.  Fresh.  Fun.  Quality stuff, huh?  Kudos to CCB’s Lauren Hahn — Come sarebbe bello per questi aggettivi per descrivere la società dal basso verso l’alto.

If you’re interested and would like more information, give Lauren a call at 803-799-7605.


1 Comment »

  1. I could not agree more. Lauren is an incredible asset to CCB.

    Comment by Melissa — September 21, 2009 @ 16:10

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