Two choreographers complement and contrast at Carolina Ballet’s “Firebird”

Carolina Ballet is opening their 17th season with a fabulous mixed bill: a beautifully diverse program that shows the company’s range. The show opens with a ballet by newly appointed choreographer in residence, Zalman Raffael, followed by a new piece by Artistic Director Dr. Robert Weiss, and finishes flamboyantly with the headliner, Firebird, also choreographed… Continue reading Two choreographers complement and contrast at Carolina Ballet’s “Firebird”

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

Balanchine Rarities – a magnificent performance of artistry and virtuosity

Glinka Pas de Trois choreography by George Balanchine copyright The George Balanchine Trust Gabor Kapin, Margaret Severin-Hansen, Lilyan Vigo – Photo by Ted Mark Photography

Carolina Ballet‘s production of Balanchine Rarities, a program including 3 works by George Balanchine, Lost and Found by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, and Moving Life by Robert Weiss, opened to a nearly full house Thursday night, and I expect the house will stay full for the duration of its run. The program began with short ballets by… Continue reading Balanchine Rarities – a magnificent performance of artistry and virtuosity