Apr 20, 2011
In all this excitement, something big is happening to a young dancer. Adrienne Carter, a member of the corps de ballet, will be dancing an major role during this weekend’s Open Barre. We caught up with Adrienne for a quick Q&A before she ran off to rehearsal!
MCB: You’re dancing the role of ‘Choleric’ in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments this weekend during Open Barre – your first major role with the company! How do you feel?
Adrienne: I am so excited and honored to be given the opportunity!
MCB: What have you found to be the most enjoyable?
Adrienne: This part has always been one of my favorites. Just the fact that I have been given the chance to dance it is enjoyable!
MCB: You will be dancing this role in our intimate studio theater. Does that offer you more or less comfort than if you were dancing on a main stage?
Adrienne: I wouldn’t say it offers more or less comfort, but it is different than dancing in a bigger theater. Even though it is a smaller audience, they are a lot closer and much more visible than usual.
MCB: What do you hope to gain from this experience?
Adrienne: I hope that the experience of dancing this role, especially in the small studio theater, helps me grow as a dancer and develop more maturity on stage.