July 3, 2012. Robert Weiss, artistic director and CEO of Carolina Ballet (www.carolinaballet.com), has announced that the company will perform at the annual Appalachian Summer Festival in Farthing Auditorium at Appalachian State University on Friday, July 13 at 8 p.m. The performance consists of three pas de deux – Tarantella, choreography by George Balanchine; White Swan Pas de Deux, choreography by Lev Ivanov; and Black Swan Pas de Deux, choreography by Marius Petipa – as well as the new Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, choreography by Robert Weiss.
The Appalachian Summer Festival began in 1984 and has grown into one of the nation’s largest regional multi-arts festivals, with more than 26,000 people attending each year. The festival, presented by the Appalachian State University Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, features an exciting, diverse mix of dance, music, theatre, visual arts and film.
Adult tickets for Carolina Ballet’s performance cost $25, tickets for children ages 6 to 18 cost $15, and tickets for children ages 5 and under cost $10. Appalachian State student tickets cost $15. For more information, contact the Farthing Auditorium Box Office at 828-262-4046.
“Carolina Ballet is proud to perform at the Appalachian Summer Festival,” said Weiss. “The opportunity to share our love for ballet with Boone is an honor, and we invite the community to join us in this celebration of dance.”
The festival has been named one of the “Top Twenty Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society.
“Carolina Ballet artistic director Robert Weiss thinks big, especially with music not originally written for ballet,” said Roy C. Dicks, correspondent from The News & Observer. “His latest work, set to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, is a worthy addition to Weiss’ similarly inspired creations.”
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About Carolina Ballet
Carolina Ballet is a world-class professional ballet company based in Raleigh. Since its professional launch in 1998 under the leadership of Artistic Director/CEO Robert Weiss, the company has staged more than 80 world premiere ballets, toured internationally in China and Hungary and has been acclaimed as one of the premiere arts organizations in the country. The mission of Carolina Ballet is to entertain and enlighten audiences in Raleigh, the greater Triangle area, North Carolina and beyond. The organization seeks to accomplish this mission by presenting traditional ballets of legendary masters; commissioning new works by innovative choreographers; educating current and future audiences through programs for school-aged children and other performance outreach activities; and attracting, developing and retaining excellent dancers and artistic personnel, combined with a fiscally responsible management and board of directors.
For more information, please visit www.carolinaballet.com or call 919-719-0800.