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Get Your Halloween Spook on with the Carolina Ballet’s World Premiere of Zalman Raffael’s Ballet Based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

The Carolina Ballet often surprises in its dedication to bring both classical and innovative ballets to the stage. This season is no different, with new artistic director Zalman Raffael continuing that precedent with the perfect pairing of Robert Weiss’ interpretation of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Raffel’s reimagining of Frankenstein. The “appetizer” of… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet’s Opening-Night Performance of George Balanchine’s Rubies Sparkled

Autumn signals the beginning of ballet season, and the excitement for Carolina Ballet 2019-20 schedule was palpable on opening night. The lobby of the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh, NC, reflected the same type of changes that the Ballet is undergoing this year: a freshening, some new accoutrements, some recognizable faces, and some “Ooh,… Read More ›

A Night with Pilobolus Is Always a Lovefest

“Everything old is new again! Pilobolus joins ADF in its homecoming to Page Auditorium, presenting four timeless pieces that highlight the surreal, playful, and athletic approach to dance and theater that Pilobolus is known for.” — American Dance Festival 2019 Brochure — The Thursday, July 4th, ADF audience for Pilobolus: Everything Old Is New Again… Read More ›

The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble Gives a Roof-Raising Performance at ADF

Classics are works of art that withstand the analysis of each new generation — and in the process, lay the groundwork for the future. Cleo Parker Robinson understands that delicate meshing of old and new, and last night she brought that knowledge with a booty-shaking swagger to the American Dance Festival at the R.J. Reynolds… Read More ›

The Paul Taylor Dance Company’s Promethean Fire Sets the American Dance Festival Ablaze

If I quench thee, thou flaming minister… I know not where is that Promethean heat/That can thy light relume. — Othello, Act V, Scene II — This year’s American Dance Festival in Durham, NC, which is presenting Two Different Programs of Classic Paul Taylor Dance!, is dedicated to Paul Taylor, one of our most accomplished… Read More ›