May 2018 Triangle Dance Calendar

The Carolina Ballet will present Sleeping Beauty on May 17-20 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
The Carolina Ballet will present Sleeping Beauty on May 17-20 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
The Carolina Ballet will present <em>Sleeping Beauty</em> on May 17-20 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
The Carolina Ballet will present Sleeping Beauty on May 17-20 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Dance Calendar for the entire month of May 2018. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and the name of the PRESENTER(S) to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS — with CAPTIONS and PHOTO CREDITS — to that address. (Our “snail mail” address is Triangle Review, 1828 Honeysuckle Road #13, Raleigh, NC 27609-6220.)

May 5: Geektastic 4: An Epic Geek Bellydance Production (The League of Extraordinary Bellydancers in the PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council in Durham).

May 9: Swing ‘n’ Sway (Brigham Young University Ballroom Dance Company in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh).

May 10-11: Dancing Out Loud (Big Red Dance Project in the PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council in Durham).

May 11-12: The Wedding Feast: An Ancient Fertility Rite, Disguised as a Burlesque Variety Show! by Mardi Magoo & The Modern Mystics (Abundance NC at The Plant in Pittsboro).

May 12-13: Cinderella (Durham Ballet Theatre at The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

May 17-20: Sleeping Beauty (Carolina Ballet in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Langley Review.

May 21: Nanjing Splendors: Dance, Music, Opera, and Acrobatic Show (Nanjing Performing Arts Group in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

AUTHOR:

Robert W. McDowell has written articles for The News & Observer, The Raleigh Times, Spectator Magazine, CVNC, and Triangle Arts and Entertainment, all based in Raleigh. He edits and publishes two FREE weekly e-mail newsletters. Triangle Review provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of local performing-arts events. (Start your FREE subscription by e-mailing robertm748@aol.com and typing SUBSCRIBE TR in the Subject: line.) McDowell also maintains a FREE list of movie sneak previews. (To subscribe, e-mail robertm748@aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.)

By Robert W. McDowell

Robert W. McDowell is a Raleigh, NC-based freelance writer, editor, and critic. He has written theater, film, book, and music previews and reviews for The News & Observer, The Raleigh Times, Spectator Magazine, and Classical Voice of North Carolina, all based in Raleigh. In 1980-91, he covered business, industry, government, and education for (We the People of) North Carolina magazine, published monthly by N.C. Citizens for Business and Industry. In April 2001, McDowell started Robert's Reviews, a FREE weekly e-mail newsletter that provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the performing arts in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, which includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. Triangle Review is the latest-and-greatest version of McDowell's original newsletter. (To start your FREE subscription, e-mail robertm748[at]aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE TR in the Subject: line.) From December 1980 until September 2017, McDowell served on the board of directors of The Cinema, Inc., a Raleigh-based nonprofit film society formed in 1966. He currently publishes a weekly list of FREE advance screenings of movies in the Triangle area. (To have your e-mail address added to this FREE list, e-mail robertm748[at]aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.) McDowell also co-edited and supervised the production of Jim Valvano's Guide to Great Eating (JTV Enterprises, 1984), a 224-page sports celebrity cookbook; and he served as a fact checker for Valvano: They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead (Pocket Books, 1991).