Monthly Archives: November 2012

Pointe shoes not required

by Charman Driver photograph by Scott Sharpe If every cloud has a silver lining, then it’s fair to say that former Carolina Ballet dancer Margot Martin has gone a step further, striking gold with her innovative form of exercise known…

Freeze frame: Aristarchus Jenkins

text and photograph by John Rosenthal Last summer, on a hot August afternoon, I drove around the grounds of Dorothea Dix Hospital and came upon the old asylum cemetery. Most of the grave markers – hundreds of them – were…

Carolina Ballet at 15: constantly creating

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jimmy Williams When Carolina Ballet artistic director Robert Weiss found a seat in Raleigh’s intimate Fletcher Opera Theater one recent afternoon, he and the rest of the audience settled in for an event that has…

Human rocket Chris Hoina

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Lissa Gotwals Chris Hoina is ready to go ballistic. He has trained for this. To be explosive. To fly. He wears only a skin-tight speed suit, spiked shoes, and an alpine racing helmet that will…

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