NC Dance Festival at Goodyear Arts
Get ready for a unique performance experience featuring four choreographers from across North Carolina! Their work offers opportunities to experience authentic human connection and invites you to think and feel in new ways. This mesmerizing blend of dance and theater will awaken all of your senses and stay with you for a long time!
An artist talk-back follows the performance.
Admission is by donation ($25 donation suggested). Please RSVP to claim a seat.
This performance is sponsored by Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist’s Performing Arts Medicine Clinic, and Stability Engineering, with additional support from the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Featured artists: Joy Davis and Eric Mullis (Charlotte); ShaLeigh Dance Works (Durham); Lee Edwards (Durham); and Courtney White and Carol Finley (Raleigh).
ShaLeigh Dance Works (Durham) shares an excerpt of “enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight” as an immersive, interdisciplinary performance that proposes a new experience of dance and theater that engages senses beyond the visual. Specifically conceived with and for individuals who are low-vision and blind, the work invites the audience to experience the show blindfolded and invites a few audience members to join the experience onstage.
“Halidom,” by Joy Davis and Eric Mullis (Charlotte), is a duet created in Tokyo and Kyoto in 2019. Together, they engage in conversation between the artists’ movement vernaculars and Japanese Butoh.
In Lee Edwards’ (Durham) “reclamation: processing (through) lament,” the dancers explore the “now” and the waves of the past which we are constantly reckoning with, asking how rest, play, and joy exist alongside the chaos of our present moment.
Carol Finley and Courtney White (Raleigh) present “Misfortunes,” a collaborative duet on stationary bikes that employs humor to challenge competition culture in group fitness environments and consider the randomness of what comes our way.