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Here and Now: NC Dances

ADF and the NC Dance Festival (NCDF) are delighted to co-present four dance works by North Carolina choreographers. Selected by nationally recognized choreographers Mark Dendy, Adele Myers, and Zoe Scofield, the works of the four chosen artists celebrate dance being created here and now, at home in North Carolina. Renay Aumiller Dances will present Acquiring Dawn, inspired by Cormac McCarthy┬┐s The Road. This work portrays a post-apocalyptic environment, a world of dualities: hope and despair, truth and prophecy, and nature and industry. Gaspard & Dancers' work Annatations, by Gaspard Louis, evokes a dream state where the souls that perished in the catastrophic 2010 Haiti earthquake reconnect before moving on to their final destination, a place where all life began. A Place Apart, a tender yet strong duet for two men choreographed by Diego Carrasco Schoch, uses text and Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata to depict intimacy, entanglement, support, and the need for space inherent within relationships. Leah Wilks' company Vector presents Mess and asks the questions, "How does the body react when the world makes no sense? Does it shut down? Does it ignore or fight back? Does it try to control, to compartmentalize, to make meaning out of nothing? Can it ever learn to let go?"

Contact: Sarah Tondu