Carolina Ballet’s Calder Project: Three new works of weightless whimsy and sophistication

Lilyan Vigo and Alain Molina ©Ted Salamone

The dancers and choreographers of Carolina Ballet brought the abstract art of Alexander Calder to moving life over the weekend. In one of their most unique and outstanding performances, the company presented three new works by three different choreographers based on the art of Calder, inventor of the mobile. Some of his work can be… Continue reading Carolina Ballet’s Calder Project: Three new works of weightless whimsy and sophistication

Carolina Ballet’s The Little Mermaid, or “The Earthling and the Singing Sensation”

© Chris Walt Photography 2012 Margaret Severin-Hansen in Carolina Ballet's The Little Mermaid

                                                      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”

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