Carolina Ballet Presents The Four Temperaments

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In a Nutshell

Carolina Ballet salutes famed choreographer George Balanchine and his sparse, avant-garde classic about the four humors

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The Deal

  • One ticket to Carolina Ballet’s “The Four Temperaments”
  • When: Saturday, February 21, at 2 p.m. or 8 p.m.; Sunday, February 22, at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Door time: one hour prior to showtime
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

Seating Options

  • $30–$35 for side-orchestra or balcony rows B–E (up to $60.06 value)
  • $45–$49 for the center orchestra or first-row balcony (up to $83.55 value)
  • Ticket values vary depending on showtime
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The Program

By fusing the formal training he honed at Russia’s Imperial Ballet School with the razzle-dazzle movements of Hollywood and Broadway, choreographer George Balanchine changed the face of modern ballet with his unique neo-classical style. In tribute to the man often hailed as the “Father of American Ballet” and the co-founder of the American School of Ballet, the Carolina Ballet presents spotlights a few of Balanchine’s most beloved works, and the works of those taught by the master himself.

  • The Four Temperaments: Melancholic. Sanguinic. Phlegmatic. Choleric. Those names may sound like rejects from a Grimm’s fairy tale, but they’re actually the four humors that Hippocrates believed drove every human emotion. In this avant-garde ballet—which first premiered in New York in 1946—Balanchine transforms each temperament into a paired-down piece that has The News & Observer raving: “The purity of the dance and the precision of its execution simply take the breath away. This is prime Balanchine…”.
  • Allegro Brilliante: of this vigorously paced dance of romanticism scored by Tchaikovsky’s Third Piano Concerto, Balanchine said, “It contains everything I know about the classical ballet in 13 minutes.”
  • Tarantella: for this dramatic version of the Italian folk dance, Balanchine composed a lighthearted piece for athletic dancers
  • The Double and Gross Fuge: if these works from Carolina Ballet Artistic Director Robert Weiss—set to the music of César Frank and Beethoven—brim with Balanchine’s flair, it’s because Weiss spent years as Balanchine’s protege and principal dancer

Carolina Ballet

Carolina Ballet has continuously awed audience members with classic pieces such as Carmen, The Nutcracker, and Swan Lake. Artistic director Robert Weiss helms the graceful outfit, often staging his own choreography. Symposium was particularly memorable for its use of “Serenade” by Leonard Bernstein and its finale.

Customer Reviews

Easy to get the tickets and we had great seats! Would definitely do it again.
Kirsten M. · May 19, 2017
The Carolina Ballet presentation of The Nutcracker was excellent! I enjoyed the beautiful sets and costumes as well as the dancing. It was a Christmas Eve pleasure to attend!
Deanna R. · May 4, 2017
Fantastic experience for all ages. Fantastic talent
Leslie H. · May 4, 2017

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