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The Carolina Ballet Proves Why They Are a State Institution Worth Supporting

Carolina Ballet is one of America’s premier arts organizations, programing traditional ballets by legendary masters and new works by contemporary choreographers. The Ballet was launched as a professional company in 1998 under the direction of Founding Artistic Director/CEO Robert Weiss, and since 2017, has been co-directed by Weiss and Zalman Raffael.

For more than 20 years, Carolina Ballet has garnered critical praise from the national and international media, staged over 100 world premiere ballets, and in 2018, chartered the School of Carolina Ballet. Since its inaugural season in 1998, Carolina Ballet and this community have accomplished something remarkable. The Company has grown from a budget of $1.2 million featuring sixteen dancers and five apprentices in three programs to a $6.0 million budget featuring 38 dancers in eight programs including the magical holiday tradition, The Nutcracker.

This is a next ballet performance for lovers, and just in time for Valentine's Day! Robert Weiss has brought paintings by Czech artists to life in this beautifully done ballet.

Robert Weiss is presenting a new ballet based on paintings by Czech artist, Alfonse Mucha. Weiss came across the series of paintings while visiting an art gallery in Prague and was inspired to bring them to life through ballet. Working with a specially commissioned score by J. Mark Scearce, composed expressly for renowned pianist, William Wolfram, this is a ballet for lovers just in time for Valentine's Day.

The program will also feature Time Gallery, Weiss' collaboration with Pulitzer prize-winning New York based composer, Paul Moravec. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or Duke Energy Center starting at $34.15.

At The Heights at La Salle Apartments in Durham, North Carolina, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.

Event Time/Date:
Friday, February 1, 2019—8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Duke Energy Center
2 E South Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

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