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Margaret Severin-Hansen stars as a beautiful princess cursed to live as a swan until she finds true love in Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake (photo by Armes Photography)

Carolina Ballet’s Swan Lake Is CEO/Artistic Director Ricky Weiss’ Lovely Swan Song

The last program of the Carolina Ballet’s 2018-19 season is Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s iconic Swan Lake, featuring live music by the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. Swan Lake is such a favorite of ballet-goers that the program is offered in the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, rather than the usual A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. It feels like… Read More ›

DPAC will present Dein Perry's Tap Dogs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20th (photo © Chris Richardson)

Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs Detonates Like a Nuclear Bomb at the Durham Performing Arts Center

The only moment during the entire performance of Australian dancer and choreographer Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs at the Durham Performing Arts Center that is fairly quiet is the opening scene, when Foreman (Anthony Russo) wanders onto the stage with a flashlight; and the only sound is the tap-tap-tap of his shoes. Once the rest of… Read More ›

The men steal the show in An Evening of Bernstein & Robbins (photo by Rachel Neville Photography)

Scene-Stealing Men Make Carolina Ballet’s Latest Show, An Evening of Bernstein & Robbins, a Fun, High-Energy Endeavor

During a season that celebrates some of the best choreography of Carolina Ballet’s beloved founder and artistic director Robert Weiss, who is relinquishing his control over the ballet troupe that he has built into one of the best ballet companies in the nation, An Evening of Bernstein & Robbins is a celebration of two of… Read More ›

In Night, Carolina Ballet principal Margaret Severin Hansen is lifted by soloists Sam Ainley and Miles Sollars-White and company members Christian Gutierrez and Luke Potgeiter (photo by Chris Walt)

Carolina Ballet’s Love in the Times of the Day Is This Year’s Best Valentine’s Day Gift

New ballets are always exciting, particularly the creations that the team at the Carolina Ballet choreograph each year. The latest, unveiled by artistic director Robert Weiss on Jan. 31st is without a doubt the nicest Valentine’s month surprise the are will probably have this season. A sumptuous, sweet, moving, and romantic tribute to the emotion… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker Is Classical and Captivating Christmas Fare in the Triangle

“How did he do that? Where did he go?” The little girl’s question during the opening scene of the Carolina Ballet’s classical Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker, says everything about the magic of the season. There’s no one who does a better job than bringing the season alive in the Triangle area than Robert Weiss’ enchantingly… Read More ›