Carolina Performing Arts’ Oct. 15th Presentation of The Day Presses the Boundaries, and Feels Eternal, All at the Same Time

On Tuesday, Oct. 15th, Carolina Performing Arts presented The Day, featuring cellist Maya Beiser, dancer Wendy Whelan, choreographer Lucinda Childs, and composer David Lang, in UNC's Memorial Hall

Carolina Performing Arts’ Tuesday, Oct. 15th, presentation of The Day, choreographed by Lucinda Childs, is a visually stunning avant-garde dance production that thrills, and intrigues, and thrills again. The show is actually two shows presented together: The Day and World to Come. The Day focuses on memory; and its companion piece, World to Come, focuses… Continue reading Carolina Performing Arts’ Oct. 15th Presentation of The Day Presses the Boundaries, and Feels Eternal, All at the Same Time

Get Your Halloween Spook on with the Carolina Ballet’s World Premiere of Zalman Raffael’s Ballet Based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

The Carolina Ballet will present the world premiere of Zalman Raffael's Frankenstein on Oct. 10-13, 19, 20, 26, and 27 in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh's Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

The Carolina Ballet often surprises in its dedication to bring both classical and innovative ballets to the stage. This season is no different, with new artistic director Zalman Raffael continuing that precedent with the perfect pairing of Robert Weiss’ interpretation of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Raffel’s reimagining of Frankenstein. The “appetizer” of… Continue reading Get Your Halloween Spook on with the Carolina Ballet’s World Premiere of Zalman Raffael’s Ballet Based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Carolina Ballet’s Opening-Night Performance of George Balanchine’s Rubies Sparkled

The Carolina Ballet will present George Balanchine's Rubies on Sept. 12-15, 21, 22, 28, and 29 in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh's Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Autumn signals the beginning of ballet season, and the excitement for Carolina Ballet 2019-20 schedule was palpable on opening night. The lobby of the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh, NC, reflected the same type of changes that the Ballet is undergoing this year: a freshening, some new accoutrements, some recognizable faces, and some “Ooh,… Continue reading Carolina Ballet’s Opening-Night Performance of George Balanchine’s Rubies Sparkled

A Night with Pilobolus Is Always a Lovefest

The American Dance Festival will present Pilobolus in Everything Old Is New Again at 8 p.m. Friday, July 5th and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 6th, plus a 1 p.m. Saturday Children's Matinee, in Duke University's Page Auditorium in Durham (photo by Hibbard Nash Photography)

“Everything old is new again! Pilobolus joins ADF in its homecoming to Page Auditorium, presenting four timeless pieces that highlight the surreal, playful, and athletic approach to dance and theater that Pilobolus is known for.” — American Dance Festival 2019 Brochure — The Thursday, July 4th, ADF audience for Pilobolus: Everything Old Is New Again… Continue reading A Night with Pilobolus Is Always a Lovefest

The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble Gives a Roof-Raising Performance at ADF

The American Dance Festival will present the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble at 2 and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3rd, in Duke University's R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater (photo © Jerry Metellus)

Classics are works of art that withstand the analysis of each new generation — and in the process, lay the groundwork for the future. Cleo Parker Robinson understands that delicate meshing of old and new, and last night she brought that knowledge with a booty-shaking swagger to the American Dance Festival at the R.J. Reynolds… Continue reading The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble Gives a Roof-Raising Performance at ADF