Carolina Ballet presents Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

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Robert Weiss’ Beethoven: Symphony No. 9.

In 1974, Robert Weiss saw Maurice Bejart’s interpretation of Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9” and wondered what it would have been like if a classical choreographer had used that music. After listening to Beethoven’s masterpiece on and off for 36 years, Weiss started choreographing his own interpretation in Summer 2012.

 

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