The Carolina Ballet’s 2019 Presentation of The Nutcracker Is Chock-full of Christmas Sweets

The Carolina Ballet will present The Nutcracker on Dec. 7th and 8th in UNC-Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall, on Dec. 14th and 15th at the Durham Performing Arts Center, and on Dec. 18-23 and 27-29 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

With dreams of Santa, sugar plums, and fairies dancing in their heads, children of all ages took their seats on Saturday, Dec. 7th, in the Beasley Curtis Auditorium in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall to watch the Carolina Performing Arts present the Carolina Ballet’s magical production of The Nutcracker. The… Continue reading The Carolina Ballet’s 2019 Presentation of The Nutcracker Is Chock-full of Christmas Sweets

The Hip Hop Nutcracker at DPAC Mixed Traditional Music and Contemporary Movement

DPAC presented The Hip Hop Nutcracker, with special guest MC Kurtis Blow, on Saturday, Nov. 30th

The thing about hip-hop today is it’s smart, it’s insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable. — Barack Obama — Saturday night in Durham — tutus and pointe shoes are gone! Pirouettes and piques are thankfully out of sight! So are the 19th century costumes and… Continue reading The Hip Hop Nutcracker at DPAC Mixed Traditional Music and Contemporary Movement

Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker Is Classical and Captivating Christmas Fare in the Triangle

“How did he do that? Where did he go?” The little girl’s question during the opening scene of the Carolina Ballet’s classical Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker, says everything about the magic of the season. There’s no one who does a better job than bringing the season alive in the Triangle area than Robert Weiss’ enchantingly… Continue reading Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker Is Classical and Captivating Christmas Fare in the Triangle

The Nutcracker, Choreographed by Carolina Ballet’s Robert Weiss, Will Delight Young and Old Alike

When you enter Raleigh Memorial Auditorium for a performance of The Nutcracker by the Carolina Ballet, you are immediately surrounded by giggling children, dressed in their holiday finest, wide-eyed and excited. Each year, Carolina Ballet artistic director and choreographer Robert Weiss and his company deliver a delightful version of the magical story, highlighted by Pyotr… Continue reading The Nutcracker, Choreographed by Carolina Ballet’s Robert Weiss, Will Delight Young and Old Alike

The Carolina Ballet’s 15th Anniversary Edition of The Nutcracker Is a Must-See Show

Carolina Ballet's 15th anniversary production of The Nutcracker is a real crowd-pleaser

Everyone who makes Carolina Ballet’s annual presentation of The Nutcracker a staple of their holiday festivities comes to the ballet with visions of cupcakes and candy canes dancing in their heads. They were not disappointed by the Carolina Ballet’s 15th anniversary production of their delectable version of the Christmas delight last week at the Durham… Continue reading The Carolina Ballet’s 15th Anniversary Edition of The Nutcracker Is a Must-See Show