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Music meets dance at the feet of North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble

Tap shoes and bare feet beating on the floor, and hands beating, bare, and with sticks, shakers and drums. At opening night for the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble’s Gotta Dance at Carolina Theater in Durham, everything was copacetic. The Chapel Hill based company made up of 40 dancers from the triangle and beyond was… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet’s Calder Project: Three new works of weightless whimsy and sophistication

The dancers and choreographers of Carolina Ballet brought the abstract art of Alexander Calder to moving life over the weekend. In one of their most unique and outstanding performances, the company presented three new works by three different choreographers based on the art of Calder, inventor of the mobile. Some of his work can be… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet’s The Little Mermaid, or “The Earthling and the Singing Sensation”

                                                      Carolina Ballet’s The Little Mermaid is definitely something different.  The new ballet choreographed by Lynn Taylor-Corbett is a colorful, fully-narrated, slightly gaudy children’s ballet. Elaborate costume design by… Read More ›

Balanchine Rarities – a magnificent performance of artistry and virtuosity

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… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet’s Dracula: Not your grandmother’s ballet

  Carolina Ballet’s Dracula has all the elements of a big screen blockbuster: action, drama, suspense, gore, and sex.  But it also has all the elements of a great classical ballet.  Like Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, Carolina Ballet’s Dracula is a well told story with timeless appeal. Dracula is preceded by the opening ballet,… Read More ›