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The Carolina Ballet’s Rhapsody in Blue Is Absolutely Stunning!

February 1, 2020

When an evening of ballet includes music like perennial favorites George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the audience knows already that they’re in for a treat, but what the Carolina Ballet’s patrons got with the opening night of Rhapsody in Blue, was a gift tied up in a brilliant diamond-blue… Read More ›

The Carolina Ballet’s 2019 Presentation of The Nutcracker Is Chock-full of Christmas Sweets

With dreams of Santa, sugar plums, and fairies dancing in their heads, children of all ages took their seats on Saturday, Dec. 7th, in the Beasley Curtis Auditorium in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall to watch the Carolina Performing Arts present the Carolina Ballet’s magical production of The Nutcracker. The… Read More ›

The Hip Hop Nutcracker at DPAC Mixed Traditional Music and Contemporary Movement

The thing about hip-hop today is it’s smart, it’s insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable. — Barack Obama — Saturday night in Durham — tutus and pointe shoes are gone! Pirouettes and piques are thankfully out of sight! So are the 19th century costumes and… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet’s Nov. 21-24 Tribute to the Masters Is a Nod to Greatness

Though we all would name different people when asked who “the masters” might be, one thing is for sure: the Carolina Ballet celebrated the best of the best with A Tribute to the Masters, last night’s tribute to the music of Beethoven and Grieg. But those internationally famous composers are not the only masters in… Read More ›

Carolina Performing Arts’ Oct. 15th Presentation of The Day Presses the Boundaries, and Feels Eternal, All at the Same Time

Carolina Performing Arts’ Tuesday, Oct. 15th, presentation of The Day, choreographed by Lucinda Childs, is a visually stunning avant-garde dance production that thrills, and intrigues, and thrills again. The show is actually two shows presented together: The Day and World to Come. The Day focuses on memory; and its companion piece, World to Come, focuses… Read More ›