Dancers use their bodies to express emotions, unlike opera singers, who use their voices, and Punchin' Jack, who only uses his fists. Get an eyeful of art with this GrouponLive deal to see Carolina Ballet's Evening of Robert Weiss at Fletcher Opera Theater in Progress Energy Center. For $45, you get two tickets for Zone 2 seating (up to a $107.50 value, including all fees). Choose from the following dates:
- Saturday, September 15
- Saturday, September 22
- Saturday, September 29
For each option, choose between the 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. performances. Doors open one hour before showtime.
Carolina Ballet’s artistic director, Robert Weiss, guides his graceful ensemble in pieces from several of his celebrated ballets during the company’s 15th season. Symposium, Weiss’s magnum opus from the 2004–05 season, takes center stage again with choreography inspired by Plato’s convivial dialogue on love and wisdom and set to Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade. Upon its premiere, Terry Teachout called the work “a fast-moving, tremendously exciting audience piece—a brainy crowd-pleaser, if you will.” A brand-new piece, Intimate Voices, deals with slightly more prosaic subject matter: a family birthday celebration in a pastoral setting, as Ballet News reports. Dancers clad in slightly old-fashioned costumes leap and pair up against projections of a lush country garden to the strains of a Sibelius string quartet.