January 2018 Triangle Dance Calendar

Carolina Performing Arts will present the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30th, and Wednesday, Jan. 31st, in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall
Carolina Performing Arts will present the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30th, and Wednesday, Jan. 31st, in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall
Carolina Performing Arts will present the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30th, and Wednesday, Jan. 31st, in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall
Carolina Performing Arts will present the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30th, and Wednesday, Jan. 31st, in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Dance Calendar for the entire month of January 2018. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and the name of the PRESENTER(S) to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS — with CAPTIONS and PHOTO CREDITS — to that address. (Our “snail mail” address is Triangle Review, 1828 Honeysuckle Road #13, Raleigh, NC 27609-6220.)

Jan. 11-13, 18-20: Nicola Bullock in Imago (Durham Independent Dance Artists at The Fruit [Durham Fruit & Produce Co.] in Durham).

Jan. 16: MLK Birthday Celebration: He Was a Poem, He Was a Song, featuring performances by the UNC Gospel Choir, UNC Ebony Reader’s Onyx Theatre (EROT), the UNC Opeyo! Dance Company, Just Dance! Academy, and more (Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Jan. 16-17: Shen Yun Performing Arts: 5,000 Years of Civilization Reborn (Shen Yun Performing Arts in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium).

Jan. 19-20: Lysistrata (N.C. Central University Department of Theatre & Dance Black Box Student Production in University Theatre in NCCU’s Farrison-Newton Communications Building in Durham).

Jan. 20-21: SHADE, followed by LIT (premiere) and GOWN (premiere) (Black Irish | Avant Garde Movement at the Cary Arts Center in Cary).

Jan. 30-31: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

EDITOR’S NOTE:

Robert W. McDowell has written articles for The News & Observer, The Raleigh Times, Spectator Magazine, CVNC, and Triangle Arts and Entertainment, all based in Raleigh. He edits and publishes two FREE weekly e-mail newsletters. Triangle Review provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of local performing-arts events. (Start your FREE subscription by e-mailing robertm748@aol.com and typing SUBSCRIBE TR in the Subject: line.) McDowell also maintains a FREE list of movie sneak previews. (To subscribe, e-mail robertm748@aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.)

By Robert W. McDowell

Robert W. McDowell is a Raleigh, NC-based freelance writer, editor, and critic. He has written theater, film, book, and music previews and reviews for The News & Observer, The Raleigh Times, Spectator Magazine, and Classical Voice of North Carolina, all based in Raleigh. In 1980-91, he covered business, industry, government, and education for (We the People of) North Carolina magazine, published monthly by N.C. Citizens for Business and Industry. In April 2001, McDowell started Robert's Reviews, a FREE weekly e-mail newsletter that provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the performing arts in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, which includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. Triangle Review is the latest-and-greatest version of McDowell's original newsletter. (To start your FREE subscription, e-mail robertm748[at]aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE TR in the Subject: line.) From December 1980 until September 2017, McDowell served on the board of directors of The Cinema, Inc., a Raleigh-based nonprofit film society formed in 1966. He currently publishes a weekly list of FREE advance screenings of movies in the Triangle area. (To have your e-mail address added to this FREE list, e-mail robertm748[at]aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.) McDowell also co-edited and supervised the production of Jim Valvano's Guide to Great Eating (JTV Enterprises, 1984), a 224-page sports celebrity cookbook; and he served as a fact checker for Valvano: They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead (Pocket Books, 1991).