Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Carolina Ballet is currently staging George Balanchine's choreographed version of  Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Performances run from May 19-22 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. Here's a few samplers taken during the dress rehearsal. Equipment: Olympus E-3, Zuiko 35-100mm f2, tripod.

Lilyan Vigo as Titania and Marcelo Martinez as her Cavalier

Jan Burkhard playing the Butterfly

Gabor Kapin as Oberson and Pablo Perez as Puck

Lilyan Vigo as Titania
Lilyan Vigo and Yevgeny Shlapko as Bottom having been transformed into an ass!

The finale as Puck (Pablo Perez) departs the stage having reconciled the lovers with their true partners. The butterflies are Lola Cooper, Malea Grubb, Elice McKinley & Mimi Staker

You can view a full portfolio of my Carolina Ballet images at the following link: Carolina Ballet
Midsummer Night's Dream photos will be added to this gallery shortly.

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