Invite from Carolina Ballet for Waltzes of Old Vienna show this wkend in Raleigh
- Carolina Ballet has issued a special invitation for Triangle Vintage
Dancers (anyone who has attended a class, a Mostly Waltz dance, or
the Victorian Ball -- or intended to!) to come see:
Waltzes of Old Vienna
Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts
(formerly Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, aka BTI Center, aka ...)
Depending on how many people are interested, we MIGHT be able to get
some extra discounts as well (Note that any discounts are not valid
for previously purchased tickets and are subject to ticket
Please email me (chris@...) ASAP if you think
you might be interested (not a commitment at this point) or if you
already are planning to attend a specific performance. That way we
can possibly "meetup" if attending the same show. (See more details
Besides the program itself, there are also nightly (or daily in the
case of matinees) "meetups" for meals before the show that you can
participate in to meet other dance enthusiasts. It could be
interesting to go to one of those and see if we could get some
ballet / dance fans interested in waltzing and vintage dance!
The Carolina Ballet "meetup" info is at
Information on the show itself is at
Here is some more specific information that I found out:
There are four ballets on the program. Waltzes is one of them. It is
all Strauss music. All waltz -- except one polka. The other three
ballets are Grosse Fuge, Endymion's Sleep, and A Classical Ballet.
The publicity person from the Ballet described it as a nice,
balanced program that should be enjoyable for most anyone, but the
Waltzes section (about ~45 mins) might be of particular interest for
us. For her, A Classical Ballet is her fave of the four.
The Waltzes section does feature mostly couples waltzing (as opposed
to just solo ballet dancers).
She wasn't sure if there would be exact historical steps (such as
Redowa, Mazurka, or La Koska), but she said ballet does draw heavily
on folk dancing, so she thought it likely that there might be
I haven't gotten definite feedback about costuming, but she thought
they were probably interpretations, not necessarily historically
The show is about 2 2.5 hours, with 2 intermissions.
Regular ticket prices range from $18 - $59, with the average ticket
being about $35. Possibly discounts TBA.
Shows are this Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8pm
and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm
Please email me ASAP if you are interested:
Name / Email (if not obvious):
Already attending this date/time:
Willing to help coordinate on the show date?
Willing to help coordinate these responses?
Number of potential new tickets?
Preferred seating/price? (cheap, mid-range, or best available)
Most preferred show date(s)/time(s)?
Dates/times you cannot attend?
[I'm not sure yet if Dawn and/or I will be able to attend due to
other conflicts, so if someone else is willing to act as a contact
and coordinate meeting with people before / after the show and/or
willing to coordinate who can attend on which date, that would be
GREAT! Please let me know.]