Spring A&E Guide 2011: Dance

Art in motion

Dance company MOMIX brings its breathtaking “Botanica” to Charlotte Feb. 22-27.
Photo Credit: Max Pucciariello

2/17-3/6 // RALEIGH
‘Ugly Duckling’

Raleigh’s Carolina Ballet brings choreographer Robert Weiss’ “The Ugly Duckling” to the stage, with a bonus performance of a version by Lynee Taylor-Corbett.
carolinaballet.com

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2/22-27 // CHARLOTTE
‘Botanica’

Revolutionary dance company MOMIX presents its fantasy piece, “Botanica” at the Levine Center for the Arts’ Knight Theater.
blumenthalcenter.org

3/10-12 // CHARLOTTE
Director’s Choice

North Carolina Dance Theatre celebrates its 40th anniversary with performances from “Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux” bychoreographer George Balanchine, “Satto” by former Dance Theatre Artistic Director Salvatore Aiello and “Le souffle de l’esprit” by Jiri Bubenicek. Performance will also include a centennial celebration of Charlotte-born artist Romare Bearden with a world premiere by choreographer Dwight Rhoden inspired by the work of Bearden.
ncdance.org

3/12-13 // CHARLOTTE
‘Little Mermaid’

Cherished by millions of children the world over, “Little Mermaid” takes on a life of its own in this version presented by North Carolina Dance Theatre at Knight Theater.
ncdance.org

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3/24-4/10 // RALEIGH
‘Carmen’

Carolina Ballet presents this version by Robert Weiss of the classic “Carmen” at the Fletcher Opera Theater.
carolinaballet.com

4/28-30 // CHARLOTTE
An Evening of Women Choreographers

North Carolina Dance Theatre presents an evening of performance choreographed by women, such as “The Golden Section” by Twyla Tharp and “Requiem” by Jacqulyn Buglisi.
ncdance.org

5/19-22 // RALEIGH
‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Shakespeare’s classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” comes back to life with the revival of George Balanchine’s version of the classic tale, with bonus performance of a new ballet by Carolina Ballet Principal Attila Bongar.
carolinaballet.com

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Posted by Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.