Tag: Memorial Hall
We love opera. The larger-than-life voices, the costumes, and the stories. When we go to the opera, we expect a certain amount of grandeur. Yet, even with these high expectations, when we walked into Memorial Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and first laid eyes on the stage, we were both… Read More ›
With panache, style, and a rollicking sense of the future, Carolina Performing Arts’ presentation of New York City-based Dorrance Dance in ETM: Double Down stormed the stage on Wednesday night in Memorial Hall on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Its performance, which it will repeat at 8 p.m. tonight, is amazing,… Read More ›
A surprising thing happened on March 29th in Memorial Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Garrison Keillor, the beloved host of the much-adored NPR show, A Prairie Home Companion, showed folks that even after 43 years in radio, he is much more than just everyone’s gracious, loquacious grandpa. He opened Carolina… Read More ›
The international production of Antigone being performed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall on Oct. 9th and 10th as part of the Carolina Performing Arts series, has an unquestionable pedigree. The Belgium-born director, Ivo van Hove, is among the brightest names in theater today (his Olivier Award-winning A View From… Read More ›
Juliette Binoche Will Star in Sophocles’ Antigone on Oct. 9th and 10th in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall
At 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9th, and Saturday, Oct. 10th, in Memorial Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 51-year-old Academy Award®-winning French actress Juliette Binoche will play the title role in what Carolina Performing Arts characterizes as a “stunning contemporary interpretation of Sophocles’ classic Greek masterpiece,” Antigone, newly translated by… Read More ›
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall Feb. 24th and 25th
Carolina Performing Arts will present the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24th and 25th in Memorial Hall on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. It is the New York City-based dance troupe’s fifth stop on its 18-city 2015 tour. According Carolina Performing Arts: “One of the world’s… Read More ›
There was an excitement in the packed house last Friday night for Carolina Performing Arts’ presentation of Audra McDonald. We knew she was waiting backstage, ready to come out. We could feel her presence. People were buzzing, talking about her achievements and her talent. Humming tunes. This reviewer, who was first introduced to her powerhouse… Read More ›
Dorrance Dance, headed by Chapel Hill native Michelle Dorrance, brought down the house on Sept. 25th at the University of North Carolina’s Memorial Hall with The Blues Project, a 60-minute work created by Dorrance, co-choreographers Derick K. Grant and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, and blues musician/composer Toshi Reagon. Presented as part of the Carolina Performing Arts series,… Read More ›
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater had the audience at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall on its feet by the end of the performance on April 22nd. Presented by the Carolina Performing Arts series, the company, currently under the artistic direction of Robert Battle and here for its annual appearance in… Read More ›
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Will Trip the Light Fantastic April 22nd and 23rd in Memorial Hall
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will present two SOLD-OUT performances at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22nd, and Wednesday, April 23rd, in Memorial Hall, on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, as part of the critically acclaimed Carolina Performing Arts’ series. The April 22nd performance, which is supported by performance benefactor… Read More ›
Dance is, of course, a visual art; but some dance performances lift the audience experience above and beyond that of merely watching dancers move through space. Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan’s Songs of the Wanderers is just such a performance. Presented on April 2nd by Carolina Performing Arts in the University of North Carolina… Read More ›
As my companion and I were leaving the Thursday-night Carolina Performing Arts performance of STREB – FORCES! at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall, I joked that I could review the show using only one word: Wow! Seconds into the high-energy, “extreme action” performance (that’s Streb Lab for Action Mechanics’ (SLAM)… Read More ›
Carolina Performing Arts will present real-life action heroes in STREB – FORCES! at 7: 30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18th, and Wednesday, March 19th, in Memorial Hall on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. According to Carolina Performing Arts: “… STREB offers a program of finely choreographed physical feats combining daredevil antics,… Read More ›
Shana Moulton and Nick Hallett’s Opera “Whispering Pines 10” Features Moulton’s Agoraphobic Alter Ego
With a wry, unsettling humor and a low-tech, pop sensibility, the wildly creative New York video/performance artist Shana Moulton’s hilarious multipart “Whispering Pines” features her alter ego Cynthia, a confused, hypochondriac agoraphobe prone to colorful hallucinations and absurd fantasies.
In a jaw-dropping fusion of dance, extreme circus skills and raw emotion, Australia’s cheeky C!RCA performers push their own dangerous limits at breakneck speed. Abandoning themselves to terrifying adventures, their signature style combines physical beauty, formidable talent, and a barrage of sound, light and projection.
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Handspring Puppet Company Will Perform “Woyzeck on the Highveld” in UNC’s Memorial Hall April 1 and 2
In his latest incarnation, Woyzeck has found himself a new skin (black), a new homeland (South Africa during apartheid), a new job (servant) and, perhaps most fitting of all for a creature so bedeviled by society, a new medium of expression: he is now a puppet.
Ex Machina’s critically acclaimed production of “The Andersen Project (Le Projet Andersen),” is a modern fairy tale written, directed, and originally performed by French Canadian actor, director, and playwright Robert Lepage.
Cirque Éloize’s “iD” is a dazzling multimedia spectacle scripted and staged with brio by Jeannot Painchaud. Set against a gritty multi-storey inner-city backdrop created and ingeniously honeycombed with doors and windows by scenic designer Robert Massicotte, this eye-popping show showcased 13 circus disciplines, augmented by vivid science-fiction-style videos and slide projections and accompanied by a pounding urban soundtrack of rock, hip-hop, and street noise.
A dynamic mix of new circus and urban dance, “iD” features 13 circus disciplines against a throbbing backdrop of hip-hop, rock music, and sci-fi videos.
There are two words for the National Theatre of Scotland’s wrenching rendition of Scottish playwright Gregory Burke’s harrowing Iraq war play, “Black Watch,” which occupied the Memorial Hall stage on Feb. 8-13 as part of Carolina Performing Arts’ International Theater Festival. They are Shock and Awe.
Viewed through the eyes of those on the ground, “Black Watch” reveals what it means to be part of the legendary Scottish regiment, what it means to be part of the war on terror and what it means to make the journey home again.
The homegrown concert features works by three masters—Bernstein, Copland and John Williams
Pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi takes the stage with Music Director Grant Llewellyn and the North Carolina Symphony to perform Beethoven’s powerful “Emperor” Concerto, April 8-10.
North Carolina Symphony Takes “A Journey Down the Rhine” with guests Timothy Myers and Kurt Nikkanen, March 18-20 Timothy Myers, principal conductor and artistic advisor of the Opera Company of North Carolina, leads the North Carolina Symphony on “A Journey Down the Rhine,” March 18-20. Virtuoso violinist Kurt Nikkanen also headlines a program highlighting three… Read More ›
Majesty is the order of the evening when acclaimed guest conductor Andrew Litton leads the North Carolina Symphony in Gustav Holst’s masterwork, The Planets, March 4-6. Soloist also commands the stage with a virtuoso rendering of Grieg’s Piano Concerto, while Vaughan Williams’s Overture to The Wasps rounds out a powerhouse symphonic lineup. The concert takes… Read More ›
Pianist Yuja Wang joins the North Carolina Symphony and Resident Conductor William Henry Curry for “Fire and Ice,” at Memorial Hall on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus on Thursday, Feb. 4, and at Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6. All three… Read More ›
Praised by The New York Times as a part of “the next generation of up-and-coming American conductors,”