Two choreographers complement and contrast at Carolina Ballet’s Firebird

Carolina Ballet is opening their 17th season with a fabulous mixed bill: a beautifully diverse program that shows the company’s range. The show opens with a ballet by newly appointed choreographer in residence, Zalman Raffael, followed by a new piece by Artistic Director Dr. Robert Weiss, and finishes flamboyantly with the headliner, Firebird, also choreographed … Continue reading Two choreographers complement and contrast at Carolina Ballet’s Firebird

More on Carolina Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

Everyone's favorite menace to society... I tried to get a shot of him on the ground but I wasn't fast enough. I saw this ballet three times including the dress rehearsal, and three times Margaret Severin-Hansen was as close to perfection as I've seen. Never a wobble during the balances in attitude (pictured below) and … Continue reading More on Carolina Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

Carolina Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet”

Lara O’Brien is as light as a feather in her moving performance of Juliet in Carolina Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet, which opened tonight in Raleigh and runs through March 30. Juliet’s behavior transforms from that of a frivolous juvenile with a new dress to an angst-ridden love sick teenager, and O’Brien’s acting skills match her superb dancing. … Continue reading Carolina Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet”