Balanchine Rarities – a magnificent performance of artistry and virtuosity

Glinka Pas de Trois choreography by George Balanchine copyright The George Balanchine Trust Gabor Kapin, Margaret Severin-Hansen, Lilyan Vigo – Photo by Ted Mark Photography

Carolina Ballet‘s production of Balanchine Rarities, a program including 3 works by George Balanchine, Lost and Found by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, and Moving Life by Robert Weiss, opened to a nearly full house Thursday night, and I expect the house will stay full for the duration of its run. The program began with short ballets by… Continue reading Balanchine Rarities – a magnificent performance of artistry and virtuosity

Carolina Ballet’s Dracula: Not your grandmother’s ballet

Marcelo Martinez as Dracula by Chris Walt Photography

  Carolina Ballet’s Dracula has all the elements of a big screen blockbuster: action, drama, suspense, gore, and sex.  But it also has all the elements of a great classical ballet.  Like Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, Carolina Ballet’s Dracula is a well told story with timeless appeal. Dracula is preceded by the opening ballet,… Continue reading Carolina Ballet’s Dracula: Not your grandmother’s ballet

Carolina Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an exciting display of versatility

Lilyan Vigo, Gabor Kapin and Company in Carolina Ballet's A Midsummer Night's Dream; Choreography by George Balanchine (c) The George Balanchine Trust; Photo by Russ Howe

Lilyan Vigo, Gabor Kapin and Company in Carolina Ballet‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Choreography by George Balanchine (c) The George Balanchine Trust; Photo by Russ Howe Carolina Ballet is closing its 13th season this weekend with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, an original story ballet by great choreographer George Balanchine.  Included in the program are several… Continue reading Carolina Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an exciting display of versatility