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The ADF brought Pilobolus back to DPAC on June 30th and July 1st (photo by Robert Whitman)

Pilobolus’ Diverse ADF 2017 Program Featured Something for Everyone June 30th and July 1st

This summer marks the 84th season of the American Dance Festival. World-renowned American modern company Pilobolus has been visiting Durham since the festival moved here 40 years ago. Founded by non-dancers at Dartmouth College in 1971, Pilobolus adds about two pieces per year to their 120+ piece touring repertoire. They have performed on the Academy… Read More ›

Broadway Series South will present Emmy Award winner Travis Wall's Shaping Sound: After the Curtain at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 15th, in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After the Curtain Electrified the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Audience on June 15th

The crowd that filled the seats at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, June 15th, buzzed with anticipation. The audience was mostly female, and more than 50 percent of it was also under the age of 21. But all of the audience was more excited than four year olds are about Santa Claus on Christmas morning…. Read More ›

The Carolina Ballet will present Carmen, choreographed by Robert Weiss, with its score performed live by the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, on May 18-21 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Carolina Ballet’s Carmen Sizzles, Challenges, Romances, and Entertains

When planning a finale, drama and passion are your friends. You use one to balance the other, you up the ante by throwing everything dramatic into the plot, then you up it one more time by adding a healthy dollop of passion. The Carolina Ballet understands drama and passion. They have employed it during this… Read More ›

Meredith College’s DanceWorks 2017 and Its Effect(s) on Me

It could have been a success. Or a catastrophe. I could have left with white knuckles. Or crippling ennui. This is the way with any performance I attend. Of course, I hope every show will be perfect. For the artists’ sake as much as my own. But dance concerts are a real crap-shoot. Last weekend,… Read More ›

The Carolina Ballet will present George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, choreographed by choreographer-in-residence Zalman Raffael, at 8 p.m. April 20 and 21, 2 and 8 p.m. April 22, and 2 p.m. April 23 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Carolina Ballet’s Rhapsody in Blue Was a Symphony in Living Color

Carolina Ballet’s artistic director Robert Weiss and choreographer-in-residence Zalman Raffel have gone above and beyond in presenting spectacular new ballets this season; and the latest addition, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue: Unofficial Anthem from the American Canon, opened on April 20th to a delighted Raleigh Memorial Auditorium audience. The pairing of the ballet to Gershwin’s… Read More ›