The Carolina Ballet’s Messiah Is Stunning

Carolina Ballet will stage Handel's Messiah, choreographed by Robert Weiss, on Nov. 24-26 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

The Carolina Ballet’s version of Handel’s Messiah, which opened on Nov. 22nd and runs for four more performances on Nov. 24-26 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium is a brilliant representation of the arts of dance, music, art, literature. This holiday tour de force, directed and choreographed by Robert Weiss, with assistance from choreographers Timour Bourtasenkov, Amy… Continue reading The Carolina Ballet’s Messiah Is Stunning

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

Marcelo Martinez as Dracula by Chris Walt Photography

  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,… Continue reading Carolina Ballet’s Dracula: Not your grandmother’s ballet

Carolina Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an exciting display of versatility

Lilyan Vigo, Gabor Kapin and Company in Carolina Ballet's A Midsummer Night's Dream; Choreography by George Balanchine (c) The George Balanchine Trust; Photo by Russ Howe

Lilyan Vigo, Gabor Kapin and Company in Carolina Ballet‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Choreography by George Balanchine (c) The George Balanchine Trust; Photo by Russ Howe Carolina Ballet is closing its 13th season this weekend with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, an original story ballet by great choreographer George Balanchine.  Included in the program are several… Continue reading Carolina Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an exciting display of versatility