month: March 2012




Dance Photography: NCDT's Sleeping Beauty

North Carolina Dance Theatre's Sleeping Beauty is a timeless story with classic choreography by Jean-Piere Bonnefoux.

It's a tale of good winning over evil and it includes a beautiful princess, a dashing prince, gorgeous costumes, wonderful sets and an amazing score from Tchaikovsky. They even threw in a couple of other fairy tale scenes for good measure.

Alessandra Ball, whose wedding we are excited to be documenting in May,  does a wonderful job as the lead character Princess Aurora.

Alessandra Ball takes center stage in NCDT's Cinderella

Alessandra Ball takes center stage in NCDT's Sleeping Beauty

Beautiful costumes add to the story

The show is a visual delight with classic movement and colorful costumes

Floating

NCDT2's Christina LaForgia

Sarah Hayes Watson

Sarah Hayes Watson floats

Kate Ann Behrendt charms the audience

Kate Ann Behrendt charms the audience

Jamie Dee

Jamie Dee makes a point

Melissa Anduiza

Melissa Anduiza is the fairy who helps revive Sleeping Beauty

Beautiful symmetry

Colorful symmetry

David Ingram portrays Carabosse, one scary character

David Ingram portrays Carabosse, one scary character

It was nice to see the talented Kati Hanlon Mayo, a former NCDT principal dancer, back on stage portraying Cinderella's mother

It was nice to see the talented Kati Hanlon Mayo, a former NCDT principal dancer, back on stage portraying Sleeping Beauty's mother

Beautiful colors and movement

Amazing colors and movement

Cinderella falls under the spell

Princess Aurora falls under the spell

Addul Manzano and Melissa Anduiza

Addul Manzano and Melissa Anduiza

Leads Alessandra Ball and Addul Manzano

Alessandra Ball and Addul Manzano

Foating in unison

Floating in unison

Cinderella awakens

Aurora awakens

Melissa Anduiza

Amazing kick from Melissa Anduiza

Sarah Hayes Watson takes flight

Sarah Hayes Watson takes flight

Another fun moment

Another fun moment

Jordan Leeper soars

Jordan Leeper soars

Jamie Dee has some fun

Jamie Dee

Naseeb Culpepper is the fox chasing Little Red Riding Hood, portrayed by Kate Ann Behrendt

Naseeb Culpepper is the fox chasing Little Red Riding Hood, portrayed by Kate Ann Behrendt

Boys overtake the ogre, played by David Morse, in NCDT's version of Tom Thumb

Boys overtake the ogre, played by David Morse, in NCDT's version of Tom Thumb

The ogre is down for the count

The ogre is down for the count

Alessandra Ball commands the stage

Alessandra Ball commands the stage

Ball and Manzano finish a daring drop

Ball and Manzano finish a daring drop

Addul Manzano knifes through the air

Addul Manzano knifes through the air

Jamie Dee watches the rehearsal

Jamie Dee watches the rehearsal

Cinderella takes a bow

Aurora takes a bow