On Stage: Bluegrass and Ballet

It’s not too often that you find greasy beans in your ballet. But in North Carolina Dance Theatre’s Dance Innovations, part of Chautauqua’s summer season, the company joined forces with long-time collaborators Greasy Beans in Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’ Shindig. I saw this ballet a couple of years ago at Kennedy Center’s Ballet Across America II where, among nine companies, NCDT probably would have walked away with the audience popularity award. (The third edition of Ballet Across America returns next summer, where NCDT will be a part of the line-up once again.) There is a reason for the overwhelming audience reaction to Shindig, which you can read about in The Chautauquan Daily.

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