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

The Carolina Ballet will present George Balanchine's Rubies on Sept. 12-15, 21, 22, 28, and 29 in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh's Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

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,… Continue reading Carolina Ballet’s Opening-Night Performance of George Balanchine’s Rubies Sparkled

The Carolina Ballet’s Stunning, Not-to-Be-Missed Serenade Dazzles on April 26-29 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Carolina Ballet will stage George Balanchine's Serenade April 26-29 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Even though we cover the Carolina Ballet regularly, we seldom get a peek behind the scenes like a dress rehearsal. On Wednesday night, we were treated to a spectacularly danced ballet with high octane, an incredible intensity, and emotional impact. Though the title ballet, choreographed to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade, is George Balanchine’s first dance… Continue reading The Carolina Ballet’s Stunning, Not-to-Be-Missed Serenade Dazzles on April 26-29 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Carolina Ballet Ends Its Stupendous Season with Balanchine’s Version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Carolina Ballet will stage George Balanchine's ballet based Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream May 12-15 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Filled as it was with nods to William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death, Carolina Ballet’s 2015-16 “Season of Drama” is ending appropriately with the delightful and magical ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as choreographed by the great George Balanchine. With this season’s offerings ranging from this light-and-lovely comedy to the darkly tragic… Continue reading Carolina Ballet Ends Its Stupendous Season with Balanchine’s Version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Carolina Ballet’s “Four Temperaments” Tantalizes

On Valentine’s Day, lovers and friends join together in a celebration of all that is romantic and beautiful in the world. What better place to celebrate that occasion than at a performance of the Carolina Ballet? To extend that feeling of love and romance, one only needs to take advantage of the three remaining performances… Continue reading Carolina Ballet’s “Four Temperaments” Tantalizes

Carolina Ballet’s Presentation of “Balanchine’s Rubies” Included Some Rarely Seen Ballets

Carolina Ballet’s production of Balanchine’s Rubies, a program of works by George Balanchine presented Oct. 10-27 at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater, offered a diverse sampling of the master choreographer’s style, including some rarely seen ballets. All of the ballets were, for the most part, quite successful. Raymonda Variations found the corps de ballet, clad in… Continue reading Carolina Ballet’s Presentation of “Balanchine’s Rubies” Included Some Rarely Seen Ballets