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Marin Boieru (center) and company in "The Nutcracker" (photo by Chris Walt Photography)

Carolina Ballet’s “Nutcracker” Has Much to Recommend It, and It Leaves Us Smiling

It’s been eight years since my one viewing of Carolina Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, so there is much that I’d forgotten about Robert Weiss’ version of the holiday classic, which resembles the George Balanchine/New York City Ballet version more than the classic Ivanov/Petipa version with which I and many ballet goers are familiar. Although… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker: A little magic, a little tradition, a lot of awe

The Nutcracker is a magical ballet about a little girl, Clara, whose family hosts a Christmas party. Throughout the ballet, toys, snowflakes, sweets and flowers come to life. Clara receives princess treatment as they guide her out of her 1800’s home somewhere in Europe and through enchanted lands. The ballet begins with the Party, during… Read More ›

CAROLINA BALLET’S THIRD SUMMER PROGRAM

The Ruth S. Shur Summer Intensive Program for young dancers will begin its third season on Monday, June 18, 2012. Once again Carolina Ballet and Saint Mary’s School are collaborating on this summer intensive which attracts young dancers to the Raleigh area from all around the country. “Our partnership with Saint Mary’s has been terrific,” says artistic director Robert Weiss. “We are so lucky to have their beautiful campus be home to the dancers for the five weeks they are here.”

As Always, the Nutcracker Delights

Nutcracker is a Christmas tradition everywhere, but nobody does it better than Carolina Ballet. Its tenth run proves every bit as delightful and magical as it has in previous years. While not a lot has changed, this is one ballet that simply never grows old. The party scene that makes up the first act features… Read More ›

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CAROLINA BALLET CONTINUES ANNUAL NUTCRACKER HOLIDAY TRADITION | Dec 18-27

“A Production so Imaginative and Stunning that its for the History Books* “