Charlotte Observer: ‘Unsex Me Here’: What happens when you look at gender, via Shakespeare, through ballet

By Lawrence Toppman

23 January 2019

Biology and psychology. Gender-bending and mind-bending. Innocent love and violent love and sparring love and interspecies love and anxiety so paralyzing it saps a philosopher’s will.

That’s what you’ll get when Charlotte Ballet unveils a new approach to Innovative Works this month.

In the old model, many choreographers — most of them already associated with the company — designed short pieces that filled up winter programs at McBride-Bonnefoux Center for Dance. This time, artistic director Hope Muir has paired two out-of-town dancemakers with two UNC Charlotte professors to create “Shakespeare Reinvented,” which runs Jan. 25-Feb. 16.

Muir mounted her first heavyweight collaboration last season, teaming with the Charlotte Symphony to present a gentler “Rite of Spring” that used dancers from Charlotte Ballet II, Charlotte Ballet’s apprentice program and young Reach trainees from three local recreation centers.

Read the full article in the Charlotte Observer.