Spring 2021

It was our hope that we would all be reunited in the theatre by this point in time. At this moment, that is not the case. Therefore, in an effort to stay connected with our patrons and ticket holders, (and to hold out for the possibility of having audiences in-person at our performances during the months to come), Carolina Ballet will continue to perform “virtually” by live-streaming* the following programs:

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

February 3-7, 2021

Zalman Raffael’s Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 will be performed “live” for two evenings: Wednesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 4. Each performance will remain accessible to our patrons until midnight on Sunday, February 7. The evening will also include Robert Weiss’ Adagio and Meditation, along with George Balanchine’s Agon. The program will feature Amar Ramasar, Alexa Maxwell and Megan LeCrone from New York City Ballet as artists-in-residence.

Macbeth

February 26-28, 2021

For those of you who were able to witness this groundbreaking production at its 2016 premiere, you can attest to the magnitude and majesty of Carolina Ballet’s Macbeth. With so many sets, costume pieces, production crew, musicians and guest artists onstage and backstage for Macbeth, we have made the decision to go into the vault and present UNC-TV’s televised version with our original cast, including principal dancers Lara O’Brien, Marcelo Martinez and Pablo Javier Perez. A virtual talkback will take place one hour before the airing, with choreographer Robert Weiss, composer J. Mark Scearce, and other originating cast members offering an intimate look into how the production’s concept, music and choreography were developed.

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

March 17-21, 2021

Featuring Four Miniatures by Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss, these new works will consist of two solos and two pas de deux, danced by our company members and by guest artists from New York City Ballet. The evening will also include Weiss’ choreography to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. This program will be live-streamed for two evenings: Wednesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 18 at 7:30 pm. Each performance will remain accessible to our patrons until midnight on Sunday, March 21.

Mozart: Symphony No. 40

April 21-25, 2021

This additional offering will include a re-envisioned Mozart: Symphony No. 40, choreographed by Carolina Ballet Artistic Director Zalman Raffael, alongside Robert Weiss’ Les Saltimbanques and the pas de deux from August Bournonville’s Flower Festival in Genzano. This program will be live-streamed for two evenings: Wednesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 pm. Each performance will remain accessible to our patrons until midnight on Sunday, April 25.

Cinderella

May 19-23, 2021

For our last program of the 2021 Spring Season, we will present Robert Weiss’ production of the family favorite, Cinderella — featuring an original piano score by its composer, Triangle-based musician Karl Moraski. This program will be live-streamed for two evenings: Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20 at 7:30 pm. Each performance will remain accessible to our patrons until midnight on Sunday, May 23.

All this is contingent on the health and well-being of our dancers, and subject to government regulations on recommended numbers for indoor gatherings as the COVID-19 Crisis continues.

Thank you for your continued support of Carolina Ballet. We would not be as successful and or as enduring without your continued support for our programs, our dancers, and our unique artistic voice in the Triangle.

If you have any questions regarding our virtual spring season please email the Box Office at boxoffice@carolinaballet.com or call us at
919-719-0900. Due to high call volumes please leave a message and a representative will call you back as soon as possible.