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CAROLINA BALLET ANNOUNCES 2016-2017 SEASON

May 10, 2016

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CAROLINA BALLET ANNOUNCES 2016-2017 SEASON Nineteenth Season Features New Work and Repertory Favorites Carolina Ballet is pleased to announce the roster of productions for the company’s 19th season, which includes several new works, as well as ballets from its repertory.  The programs will be performed in either the A.J. Fletcher Theater (AJF) or Raleigh Memorial […]

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CAROLINA BALLET TO EXPAND BOYS’ BALLET CLASS

May 5, 2016

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CAROLINA BALLET TO EXPAND BOYS’ BALLET CLASS The Robert Weiss Boys’ Scholarship Program to Continue at The Raleigh School of Ballet   Carolina Ballet is very pleased to announce the continuation of The Robert Weiss Boys’ Scholarship Program, offering 2 levels of ballet classes for the young dancers starting in fall 2016. Eleven boys between […]

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CAROLINA BALLET ENDS SPRING SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL WITH A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

April 20, 2016

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CAROLINA BALLET ENDS SPRING SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL WITH A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM     Carolina Ballet closes its eighteenth season with a presentation of George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium May 12-15, 2016.  Robert Weiss’ Water Music to George Frideric Handel’s music of the same name rounds out the program.  The schedule […]

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CAROLINA BALLET CONTINUES SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL WITH WORLD PREMIERE MACBETH

March 17, 2016

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CAROLINA BALLET CONTINUES SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL WITH WORLD PREMIERE MACBETH     Halfway through Carolina Ballet’s Spring 2016 Shakespeare Festival, the Triangle Region’s professional ballet company is poised to premiere a full-evening ballet of the Bard’s powerful tragedy Macbeth, April 14-17, 2016 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium (RMA) in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts […]

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Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive

March 9, 2016

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Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive Announces New Artistic Director and Managing Director   RALEIGH, NC — Carolina Ballet is pleased to announce the naming of two new Directors of the Ruth S. Shur Summer Intensive Training Program and a special guest teacher. Principal dancer, Margaret “Peggy” Severin-Hansen will become the program’s new Artistic Director and Shelley […]

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CAROLINA BALLET’S SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL CONTINUES WITH TEMPEST FANTASY

February 11, 2016

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CAROLINA BALLET’S SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL CONTINUES WITH TEMPEST FANTASY New Ballet by Zalman Raffael on the Program   Carolina Ballet presents artistic director Robert Weiss’ Tempest Fantasy for the second program of the professional company’s spring “Shakespeare Festival.”  Weiss was inspired by Paul Moravec’s 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning score of the same name to create a […]

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CAROLINA BALLET’S SPRING PROGRAMS HONOR WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

January 13, 2016

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CAROLINA BALLET’S SPRING PROGRAMS HONOR WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Commemorating 400th Anniversary of the Bard’s Death   RALEIGH, NC — Carolina Ballet is pleased to announce that the focus of the company’s spring productions from February to May 2016 is the work of William Shakespeare – his comedies, tragedies and romantic sonnets brought to life by dance. […]

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CAROLINA BALLET PRESENTS NUTCRACKER TO THE TRIANGLE

November 24, 2015

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CAROLINA BALLET PRESENTS NUTCRACKER TO THE TRIANGLE Traditional Holiday Production in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh Throughout December Carolina Ballet has been busy.  Since September it has presented four world premieres and several ballets from its repertory in three eclectic programs.  Now the Triangle area’s professional ballet company turns it sights to the holiday classic […]

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CAROLINA BALLET PRESENTS PETRUSCHKA / BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY NO. 9

October 21, 2015

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CAROLINA BALLET PRESENTS PETRUSCHKA / BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY NO. 9 Carolina Ballet is reviving two ballets choreographed by artistic director Robert Weiss which were both greeted with enthusiastic praise when they premiered ten years apart – Petruschka in 2002; and Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in 2012.  The program runs November 19-22, 2015 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium […]

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CAROLINA BALLET TO OPEN SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE

September 24, 2015

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CAROLINA BALLET TO OPEN SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE OCTOBER 8 Two World Premieres and A Dancerly Response on the Program     RALEIGH, NC — Carolina Ballet continues its 18th season with two world premieres – Symphonie Fantastique and Book of Contradictions – plus a ballet from the company’s repertory, A Dancerly Response – October 8-25, 2015 […]

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CAROLINA BALLET OPENS 18TH SEASON WITH WORLD PREMIERE TO HOLTZ’ POPULAR THE PLANETS

August 20, 2015

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CAROLINA BALLET OPENS 18TH SEASON WITH WORLD PREMIERE TO HOLTZ’ POPULAR THE PLANETS Zalman Raffael Presents Stage Premiere of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto     RALEIGH, NC — Carolina Ballet looks forward to opening its 18th season with two premieres September 24, 2015 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in downtown Raleigh. Artistic Director Robert Weiss and Choreographer […]

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CAROLINA BALLET ENDS SEASON WITH DAZZLING DOUBLE BILL

April 24, 2015

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CAROLINA BALLET ENDS SEASON WITH DAZZLING DOUBLE BILL ROBERT WEISS’ CINDERELLA AND A WORLD PREMIERE BY ZALMAN RAFFAEL   RALEIGH, NC — Carolina Ballet concludes its 17th season with the ballet company’s very popular Cinderella choreographed by artistic director Robert Weiss to the commissioned score of Cary resident Karl Moraski.  Also on this program will […]

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CAROLINA BALLET ANNOUNCES 2015-2016 SEASON

April 16, 2015

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CAROLINA BALLET ANNOUNCES 2015-2016 SEASON Shakespeare’s Works are Highlights of 18th Season RALEIGH, NC  – – – Carolina Ballet is pleased to announce the lineup of productions for the company’s eighteenth season, the second half of which will be devoted to commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.  The programs will be performed in […]

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CAROLINA BALLET’S SWAN LAKE RETURNS FOR ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY

March 20, 2015

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CAROLINA BALLET’S SWAN LAKE RETURNS FOR ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY Carolina Ballet plans to reprise Robert Weiss’ Swan Lake to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, accompanied by live symphonic music of the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle April 16-19, 2015.  The ballet was a triumph at the premiere, ten years ago in May 2005, and again when it […]

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CAROLINA BALLET CELEBRATES MASTER COMPOSERS AND THEIR MUSIC FOR DANCE

February 10, 2015

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CAROLINA BALLET CELEBRATES MASTER COMPOSERS AND THEIR MUSIC FOR DANCE Music of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Stravinsky among Names on Program   RALEIGH, NC — After the success of Robert Weiss’ Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in February 2014,  Carolina Ballet decided to present a program of dance by famous composers through the ages.  The Master Composers program […]

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CAROLINA BALLET OPENS ITS SPRING SEASON WITH A PROGRAM DEDICATED TO GEORGE BALANCHINE

January 15, 2015

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CAROLINA BALLET OPENS ITS SPRING SEASON WITH A PROGRAM DEDICATED TO GEORGE BALANCHINE Featuring The Four Temperaments     RALEIGH, NC —- All who are familiar with classical ballet “American style” know that George Balanchine, the founder and artistic director of New York City Ballet in 1948, is considered to be the greatest choreographer of […]

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Carolina Ballet | NUTCRACKER RETURNS FOR THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

October 30, 2014

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Carolina Ballet | NUTCRACKER RETURNS FOR THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker to be Seen Throughout the Triangle   RALEIGH, NC — After two very successful fall productions to start Carolina Ballet’s 17th season, the company is ready to move on to the annual Nutcracker which opens this year at the Durham Performing Arts […]

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CAROLINA BALLET’S DRACULA RETURNS IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN

September 16, 2014

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CAROLINA BALLET’S DRACULA RETURNS IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN   RALEIGH, NC — Due to popular demand Carolina Ballet is bringing Dracula and The Masque of the Red Death back to the stage after a two season absence.  Carolina Ballet is repeating this edge of your seat, spine tingling program October 9-26, 2014 at the A.J. […]

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CAROLINA BALLET OPENS 17TH SEASON WITH STRAVINSKY’S FIREBIRD

August 14, 2014

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CAROLINA BALLET OPENS 17TH SEASON WITH STRAVINSKY’S FIREBIRD Two Premieres Complete the Program   RALEIGH, NC — Carolina Ballet open its 17th season September 11-28, 2014 with a reprise of Robert Weiss’ Firebird, the classic Russian fairy tale ballet, to the music of Igor Stravinsky.  Also on the program are two premieres by Weiss and […]

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CAROLINA BALLET ANNOUNCES 2014-2015 SEASON

April 30, 2014

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CAROLINA BALLET ANNOUNCES 2014-2015 SEASON 17th Season a Mix of Story Ballets and New Work RALEIGH, NC — Carolina Ballet is pleased to announce the lineup of productions for the company’s seventeenth season.  The programs will be performed in either the AJ Fletcher Theater (AJF) or Raleigh Memorial Auditorium (RMA), at the Duke Energy Center […]

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