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The Carolina Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty Unfolds Like a Dream at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

May 18, 2018

You know the story: good fairy/bad fairy, royals out of control, punishment by spells, kiss from a true love. The story ends happily, but there are plenty of dramatic moments. Some of those moments even include a dragon. However, in the Carolina Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty, it’s the comedic moments that shine. It’s the end of… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet will stage George Balanchine's Serenade April 26-29 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

The Carolina Ballet’s Stunning, Not-to-Be-Missed Serenade Dazzles on April 26-29 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Even though we cover the Carolina Ballet regularly, we seldom get a peek behind the scenes like a dress rehearsal. On Wednesday night, we were treated to a spectacularly danced ballet with high octane, an incredible intensity, and emotional impact. Though the title ballet, choreographed to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade, is George Balanchine’s first dance… Read More ›

Ravel Is the Star of Carolina Ballet’s World Premiere of Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s Boléro: A Day at the Beach

Three pieces by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), the famous French composer whose best-known composition is BolĂ©ro (1928), anchor the latest offering from the Carolina Ballet on March 8-25 in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh, NC’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The evening celebrates another artist, as well: the French painter and sculptor… Read More ›

Principal dancers Margaret Severin-Hansen and Marcelo Martinez play the title characters in Carolina Ballet's Romeo & Juliet in Raleigh's A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater (photo by Yevgeny Shlapko)

Carolina Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet Features a Majestic Set, Sumptuous Costumes, and Simply the Best Juliet Anywhere

William Shakespeare’s tale of starcrossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, continues to live and to be reimagined throughout the years, because of the beauty of the tale and the timelessness of the young lovers and their passionate commitment to each other. Everyone knows the story, and every theater company and dance troupe produces the appropriate adaptation… Read More ›

The Carolina Ballet will stage The Nutcracker on Dec. 15-17 and 19-24 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

The Nutcracker, Choreographed by Carolina Ballet’s Robert Weiss, Will Delight Young and Old Alike

When you enter Raleigh Memorial Auditorium for a performance of The Nutcracker by the Carolina Ballet, you are immediately surrounded by giggling children, dressed in their holiday finest, wide-eyed and excited. Each year, Carolina Ballet artistic director and choreographer Robert Weiss and his company deliver a delightful version of the magical story, highlighted by Pyotr… Read More ›