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

There’s more to say about Carolina Ballet’s Master Composers

In a review, I try to not make a list of dances with ratings, which means I don't mention every dance or every dancer, even if the choreography or performance were exceptional. In a dense program like Master Composers with two and half hours of new and exciting choreography, with a full-company cast bringing it … Continue reading There’s more to say about Carolina Ballet’s Master Composers