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October 2019 Triangle Dance Calendar

The Carolina Ballet will present the world premiere of Zalman Raffael’s Frankenstein on Oct. 10-13, 19, 20, 26, and 27 in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

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Oct. 5: Wake Forest Dance Festival Performance, featuring student dancers from Wake Forest, Greensboro, and Durham; a work by emerging choreographer Jordan Medley; and professional dancers from Helen Simoneau Danse, Ailey II, the Paul Taylor Dance Company (alumni), the Carolina Ballet, and the African American Dance Ensemble (with live African drumming) (Wake Forest Dance Festival at E. Carroll Joyner Park in Wake Forest).

Oct. 6: Parampara (Rhythm Dance in the PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council).

Oct. 9-10: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Rosas in Rosas danst Rosas (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill).

Oct. 10-13, 19-20, 26-27: Frankenstein, a world premiere by Zalman Raffael (Carolina Ballet in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh). Langley Review.

Oct. 13: Revolutionaries in the Dark: Secret Garden Rendezvous (fundraising gala) (ShaLeigh Dance Works at The Rickhouse in Durham).

Oct. 15: The Day cellist Maya Beiser, dancer Wendy Whelan, choreographer Lucinda Childs, and composer David Lang (Carolina Performing Arts in Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill). Vesper Review.

Oct. 18: SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque (SuicideGirls in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh).

Oct. 19: North Carolina Dance Festival (Dance Project in the The Black Box @ The Fruit [Durham Fruit & Produce Co.] in Durham).

Oct. 20: Longing and Belonging: Psalms in Dialogue, featuring the Duke Evensong Singers and Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet (Duke University Chapel in Durham).

Oct. 21: The Velveteen Rabbit (Virginia Repertory Theatre at The Carolina Theatre of Durham, presented as part of the theater’s Arts Discovery Educational Series).

Oct. 25: Dracula: The Ballet with Bite (Triangle Youth Ballet at The Carolina Theatre of Durham).

Oct. 25: CONTRA-TIEMPO: Urban Latin Dance Theater in joyUS justUS, with live musical accompaniment by Las Cafeteras (NC State LIVE in Stewart Theatre in NCSU’s Talley Student Union in Raleigh).


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