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2014-15 Triangle Dance Calendar

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Dance Calendar for the rest of 2014 and the first half of 2015. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and PRESENTER’S NAME to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS to that address. (Our “snail mail” address is Triangle Theater Review, 1828 Honeysuckle Road #13, Raleigh, NC 27609-6220.)

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June 2014

June 1: “‘Gleam’ and Other Dances” (Carol Finley Dance Group and It Must Have Been Violet Dance Productions in Jones Auditorium at Meredith College in Raleigh).

June 8: “Charlotte’s Words of Wisdom” (Encore Academy of Dance at The Carolina Theatre in Durham).

June 12-13: Vertigo Dance Company (American Dance Festival at the Durham Performing Arts Center). McDowell Preview. Atkinson Review.

June 12-14: “Undone,” featuring Jeremy Berggren, Zoia Cisneros, Lindsay Leonard, Monét Noelle Marshall, Jessi Knight Walker, and Leah Wilks (305 S Dillard St. in Durham).

June 13-15: 15th Annual North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival, with guest artists Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. Grant, Joseph Wiggan, Nico Rubio, and Melinda Sullivan (North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble at the Ballet School of Chapel Hill).

June 14: “The Best Tap Show Ever,” featuring Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. GrantNico Rubio, Melinda Sullivan, and Joseph Wiggan (North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro). Atkinson Review.

June 14-16: Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance (American Dance Festival in Duke University’s R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater in Durham). McDowell Preview.

June 15: 2014 Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching Award presentation to Irene Dowd (American Dance Festival in Duke University’s Baldwin Auditorium in Durham). McDowell Preview.

June 17: Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor (American Dance Festival at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art in Durham). McDowell Preview.

June 18: “Here and Now: N.C. Dances,” including “Acquiring Dawn” (Renay Aumiller Dances), “Annatations” (Gaspard & Dancers), “A Place Apart” (Diego Carrasco Schoch), and “Mess” (Leah Wilks’ company Vector) (American Dance Festival and N.C. Dance Festival in Duke University’s R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater in Durham). McDowell Preview.

June 20: “Lightyear,” a one-woman show by Kaitlin June (Kaitlin June in the PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council).

June 20-21: Ballet Hispanico (American Dance Festival at the Durham Performing Arts Center). McDowell Preview.

June 21: Ballet Hispanico: Children’s Saturday Matinee (American Dance Festival at the Durham Performing Arts Center). McDowell Preview.

June 22: “Movement in the Moonglow” (a moonlit celebration of the American Dance Festival and yoga) (American Dance Festival on Duke University’s East Campus in Durham). McDowell Preview.

June 24-25: Ishmael Houston-Jones & Emily Wexler (American Dance Festival in the PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council). McDowell Preview.

June 26-28: Pilobolus (American Dance Festival at the Durham Performing Arts Center). McDowell Preview.

June 28: Pilobolus: Children’s Saturday Matinee (American Dance Festival at the Durham Performing Arts Center). McDowell Preview.

June 28; July 5, 12, 19: “International Screendance Festival” (American Dance Festival at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art in Durham). McDowell Preview.

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June 29: “Move Live on Tour,” starring Julianne Hough and Derek Hough (Durham Performing Arts Center). McDowell Preview. Atkinson Review.

June 29: “Musicians Concert” (American Dance Festival in Duke University’s Baldwin Auditorium in Durham). McDowell Preview.

June 30-July 2: Adele Myers and Dancers (American Dance Festival in Duke University’s R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater in Durham). McDowell Preview.

July 2014

July 5-6: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (American Dance Festival at the Durham Performing Arts Center). McDowell Preview. Atkinson Review.

July 7-9: John Jasperse Projects (American Dance Festival in Duke University’s R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater in Durham). McDowell Preview. Atkinson Review.

July 11: 2014 Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award presentation to Angelin Preljocaj (American Dance Festival at the Durham Performing Arts Center). McDowell Preview.

July 11-12: Ballet Preljocaj (American Dance Festival at the Durham Performing Arts Center). McDowell Preview. Atkinson Review.

July 13: “Faculty Concert” (American Dance Festival in Duke University’s R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater in Durham). McDowell Preview.

July 13, 15-16: Tere O’Connor Dance (American Dance Festival at The Ark on Duke University’s East Campus and at Duke’s R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater in Durham). McDowell Preview.

July 18-19: Paul Taylor Dance Company (American Dance Festival at the Durham Performing Arts Center). McDowell Preview. Atkinson Review.

July 19: Paul Taylor Dance Company: Children’s Saturday Matinee (American Dance Festival at the Durham Performing Arts Center). McDowell Preview.

July 22-23: “On Their Bodies,” solos by Ronald K. Brown, Stephen Petronio, Doug Varone, and Shen Wei (American Dance Festival at the Durham Performing Arts Center). McDowell Preview. Atkinson Review.

July 24-26: “Footprints,” world premieres by Carl Flink, Leonie McDonagh, and Netta Yerushalmy (American Dance Festival in Duke University’s R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater in Durham). McDowell Preview. Atkinson Review.

August 2014

Aug. 9-10: “As You Like It,” world premiere ballet based on William Shakespeare’s play, choreographed by Rossana Gahagan and Servy Gallardo (Philharmonic Association – Triangle Youth Music at the Cary Arts Center).

September 2014

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Sept. 5: “Tales from the Cosmic Ocean: An Evening of Yakshagana, Featuring Vidya Kolyur” (Carolina Performing Arts in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall).

Sept. 11-14, 20-21, 27-28: “Firebird” (Carolina Ballet in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh). Atkinson Review. Langley Review.

Sept. 14: “ The Role of Women in Indian Classical Arts” (panel discussion and student and professional performances) (Duke-UNC Sangeet in R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University’s West Campus).

Sept. 20: “North Carolina Dance Festival,” featuring Diego Carrasco Dance, Gaspard & Dancers, Kristen Jeppsen Groves (in collaboration with Defero Dance Collective), Sara Ruth Tourek, and VECTOR (Leah Wilks), plus Black Box Dance Theatre (North Carolina Dance Festival in Jones Auditorium at Meredith College in Raleigh).

Sept. 25-26: “Dorrance Dance: The Blues Project” (Carolina Performing Arts in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall). Atkinson Review.

Sept. 25-26: “Gaspard & Dancers’ Fifth Annual Performances” (Duke University’s R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater in Durham).

October 2014

Oct. 9-12, 18-19, 25-26: Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” and Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death” (Carolina Ballet in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh). Atkinson Review. Langley Review.

Oct. 11: “It’s a RAD RAD Revolution” (Renay Aumiller Dances at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

Oct. 24-26: “Break Dance Pioneer Ana ‘Rokafella’ Garcia’s Hip-Hop Intensive” (Bellan Contemporary School of the Arts at the Bellan Performance Centre in Durham).

Oct. 25: “Just Dance” (Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Durham at The Carolina Theatre in Durham).

Oct. 29: “Shaping Sound: Dance Reimagined,” created by Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson (Broadway Series South in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

November 2014

Nov. 6-8: “State of Dance,” world premieres of five short pieces performed by the AWW Performance Company, Black Box Dance Theatre, Carol Finley Dance Group, and Code f.a.d. Company (Burning Coal Theatre Company and the N.C. State Dance Program in Murphey School Auditorium in Raleigh).

Nov. 7-8: Companhia Urbana de Dança (Duke Performances in R.J Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University’s West Campus in Durham).

Nov. 8: “it’s not me it’s you,” premiere of an evening-length duet by Anna Barker and Leah Wilks (real.live.people.durham at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

Nov. 8-9: “Storybook Tales 2014, featuring ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet’” (Raleigh Dance Theatre in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

Nov. 12: “‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Tour 2014,” featuring the Season 11 Top Ten Finalists (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Nov. 14-15: “The KDP Season Premiere” (The Kearns Dance Project in the PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council).

Nov. 15-16: “The North Star” (Carolina Dance Foundation in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

Nov. 21: “Batsheva Dance Company: SADEH21” (Carolina Performing Arts in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall).

Nov. 28-29; Dec. 5-6: “Lines: A Dance Installation,” a new work created by Killian E. Manning, in collaboration with Jim Adams, Nora Weatherby and Amanda Dahill-Moore (Killian Manning/No Forwarding Address at the Carrack Modern Art in Durham).

Nov. 28-30: “The Nutcracker” (Carolina Ballet at the Durham Performing Arts Center). Langley Review.

December 2014

Dec. 3: Hispanic Flamenco Ballet (The Carolina Theatre of Durham’s BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Arts Discovery Educational Series).

Dec. 6-7: “The Nutcracker” (Carolina Ballet in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill). Langley Review.

Dec. 6-7: “Nutcracker Suite” (Infinity Ballet at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex).

Dec. 7: “ You Are Here: A Night of Interactive Dance and Undeniable Awesomeness” (The Moving Humans, with The Triptych Collective, at Motorco Music Hall in Durham).

Dec. 13-14: “No. 13 (The Weights)” (COMPANY at at The Carrack Modern Art in Durham).

Dec. 18-20: “Brother Brothera duet created and performed by Clint Lutes and Tommy Noonan (Tommy Noonan at The Carrack Modern Art in Durham).

Dec. 19-23, 26-28: “The Nutcracker” (Carolina Ballet at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium). Langley Review.

Dec. 20-21: “A Very Cary Christmas” (Cary Ballet Company and The 3D Project at the Cary Arts Center).

January 2015

Jan. 3: Prokofiev’sPeter and the Wolf,” narrated by Heather Patterson King (North Carolina Symphony and Triangle Youth Ballet in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh).

Jan. 8-10, 15-17: “Habitus,” an interactive installation/performance created by choreographer Leah Wilks and visual artist Jon Haas (VECTOR at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham).

Jan. 10: “Annual Solo Showcase” (Cary Dance Productions at the Cary Arts Center).

Jan. 14-15: “CREATE” (Cary Dance Productions at the Cary Arts Center).

Jan. 22: Nrityagram Dance Ensemble in “Songs of Love & Longing” (Duke Performances in R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University’s West Campus).

Jan. 27-28: Shen Yun Performing Arts (Shen Yun Performing Arts in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Jan. 30-31: “In Concert” (Tobacco Road Dance Productions at Common Ground Theatre in Durham).

NOTE: Carolina Performing Arts’ Jan. 23rd presentation of “Shabana Azmi: Perilous Crossings” has been CANCELLED, due to to artist unavailability.

February 2015

Feb. 5-8, 14-15, 21-22: “The Four Temperaments” (Carolina Ballet in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

Feb. 12: “Dancing Pros Live!,” hosted by Alan Thicke and starring Karina Smirnoff and Edyta Sliwinska from “Dancing with the Stars” (Durham Performing Arts Center).

Feb. 18: “Shantala Shivalingappa: Akasha” (Carolina Performing Arts in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall).

Feb. 24-25: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Carolina Performing Arts in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall).

March 2015

March 5-8, 14-15, 21-22: “Master Composers: Music for Dance” (Carolina Ballet in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

April 2015

April 14-15: Martha Graham Dance Company (Carolina Performing Arts in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall).

April 16-19: “Swan Lake” (Carolina Ballet in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

April 21: “Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature” (Carolina Performing Arts in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall).

May 2015

May 2-3: “Swan Lake” (Carolina Ballet at the Durham Performing Arts Center).

May 14-17: “Cinderella” (Zalman Raffael’s ballet and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto) (Carolina Ballet in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

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