There’s no B side to the Carolina Ballet’s current program and double debut of original work.
The five ballets by George Balanchine that are part of Carolina Ballet’s Rubies program are humorous, sensual, dramatic, playful, and never trite, even when venturing into stories of love triangles and dancing dolls. Raymonda Variations, a collection of dances to music of Alexander Glazounov, was a striking visual treat, with gorgeous aqua-colored costumes against a… Continue reading Carolina Ballet’s Gypsies and Jewels
Although choreography by George Balanchine has been a part of the Carolina Ballet repertoire for all of its fourteen seasons, these performances continue to be a rare treat. Unlike the work in literature or on canvas of great artists, a dance is fleeting. On opening night of Carolina Ballet’s A Balanchine Celebration the dancers captured… Continue reading Carolina Ballet and the Gift of Balanchine
Opening night of An Evening of Robert Weiss demonstrated that as they begin their 15th anniversary season, Carolina Ballet will continue to keep audiences interested, entertained and educated. Dr. Robert Weiss, founding artistic director of Carolina Ballet, has created more than 45 pieces for the company in the last decade and a half, from short… Continue reading The Many Sides of Robert Weiss
Carolina Ballet’s The Little Mermaid is definitely something different. The new ballet choreographed by Lynn Taylor-Corbett is a colorful, fully-narrated, slightly gaudy children’s ballet. Elaborate costume design by… Continue reading Carolina Ballet’s The Little Mermaid, or “The Earthling and the Singing Sensation”