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
The recital theme of the studio where I teach, Holly Springs School of Dance, from this past June was Evolution of Dancer. This is a fitting theme for my summer of photos, as well. They include everything from a little dancer's first time on the stage to professional ballet dancers honing their skills in class. Here … Continue reading Evolution of a Dancer – Summer Favorites
Here's an idea akin to the book club but much more fun! 1 - Get together with friends (bring wine) and read Shakespeare's play Macbeth aloud. If you've never read aloud with others, I highly recommend you give it a try! Here's a link to the play: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/macbeth/full.html 2 - Take your friends to the reception … Continue reading Support art and be smart!
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
Last week I spent two hours at the Carolina Ballet studios photographing a class from pre-class hanging around the barre, through plies and tendues, to the beautiful waltzes and the final grande allegro. This class was level 4b of the Ruth S. Shur Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive, a competitive program that brings top dancers from all over … Continue reading A ballet class at Carolina Ballet’s 2014 Summer Intensive
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
A bit of loveliness. You can also read the review HERE