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

A ballet class at Carolina Ballet’s 2014 Summer Intensive

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