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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 ›

Raleigh actor Jesse Janowsky and New York actress Sharon Talbot star as John and Rosalia Taylor in Talbot's Civil War drama "A Field of Glory" (photo by Lauren Kennedy)

Sharon Talbot’s “A Field of Glory” Is a Talky Play Whose Plot Is Similar to a Classic Civil War Story

Sharon Talbot’s Civil War drama, “A Field of Glory,” is a “work in progress.” The question is, “Is ‘A Field of Glory’ original enough to capture the audience’s imagination and to inspire other producers to produce it?”

Jesse Janowsky and Sharon Talbot star as John and Rosalia Taylor in Talbot's Civil War drama "A Field of Glory" (photo by Lauren Kennedy)

Sharon Talbot’s Civil War Drama “A Field of Glory” Makes Its World Premiere at Hot Summer Nights

“[‘A Field of Glory’] is funny, believe it or not,” claims playwright Sharon Talbot claims. “It’s about the hilarious relationship between … two headstrong, loving, thorny, forward-looking, witty Southerners who — reunited after six months of battle — have managed to keep their sense of humor.”

Carolina Ballet Company in Monet Impressions; Photo by The Right Image Photography

Monet Impressions is good ballet, pure and simple

Dancers. Choreography. Skill. Artistry.  These are the simple ingredients in Carolina Ballet’s original homage to the French painter Claude Monet.  A ballet more abstract than more familiar and traditional ones such as the Nutcracker or Sleeping Beauty, it is complete in its simplicity. The first half, Picnic on the Grass, with original choreography by Lynne… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet’s Dracula and the Masque of the Red Death is Full of Chills and Thrills

Audience members who simply want to be treated to season-appropriate thrills and chills get their wish, but there are also deeper meanings to explore.