Lightening up

"Lower your expectations." That's what Glennon Doyle said on NPR this morning and it was the piece of advice I've been looking for. A simple and direct statement recommending a specific thing I can do to feel better right now. So, I'll try to do some productive things I've been too busy to do during … Continue reading Lightening up

Carolina Ballet: Rubies, Weiss, and gentle change

Rubies George Balanchine I’ll start with the title piece which comes at the end of the Carolina Ballet season opener: "Rubies" was choreographed by George Balanchine and was produced in accordance with his style and technique with the George Balanchine Trust. This is important to note. I have seen reviewers and/or commenters suggest it is … Continue reading Carolina Ballet: Rubies, Weiss, and gentle change

Beautiful things: Reflections at a Carole King musical

I’m not a big crier. I usually receive sad stories and bittersweet twists in a matter of fact way. I am especially resistant to a movie or show that attempts to contrive or construct certain emotional responses. Just tell the story and I’ll decide how I feel. And I don’t usually feel like crying. I … Continue reading Beautiful things: Reflections at a Carole King musical

Carolina Ballet – Monet Impressions

Carolina Ballet’s current program, Monet Impressions presents two original ballets inspired by paintings by French impressionist painter Claude Monet. Picnic on the Grass, choreographed by principal guest choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett, is an extroverted ballet, as cheerful as a dance number in a Broadway show. Taylor-Corbett gives Monet’s subjects in Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe lives that … Continue reading Carolina Ballet – Monet Impressions