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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 ›

Carolina Ballet’s Pinocchio Isn’t Just for Kids

Margaret Severin-Hansen as Pinocchio Everyone knows the story of Pinocchio, but rarely has it been told with as much charm and vibrancy as in Carolina Ballet’s production, directed under the sure hand of Bruce Wells. Adults and children alike are dazzled at the sheer magic presented on stage from the opening that bursts with color… Read More ›

What goes into the Magic of the Nutcracker Ballet

Your spirit will be transfixed, and you may wish it would last forever. You will return to your daily life with a bittersweet awareness that what you have experienced was indeed magical.