Triangle Arts & Entertainment
It’s a playful and fun high energy ballet with a clear and simple narrative. Perez, Martinez and Kapin are fireballs. A pas de deux by Lilyan Vigo and Gabor Kapin is a quiet moment that shows a sensitive side to Sailor Kapin. I grew up watching and loving Gene Kelly in MGM musicals like On the Town, a movie based on the ballet Fancy Free. Martinez nearly captures the essence of Gene Kelly. He has the athletic ability to, not spring, but push himself solidly into the air, and the grace to hang there for a time before landing softly. A few more tap dance lessons and the transformation would be complete.
News & Observer
Lynne Taylor-Corbett has created many fine pieces for the company but none more inventive and audience pleasing than “Carolina Jamboree.” Inspired by the music of the Triangle-based band Red Clay Ramblers, the three-part work exudes homespun sensibilities. The band’s live participation adds toe-tapping verve and soulful vocals.
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