Lindsey Kelley Dance performs “Legend of the Shim Sham,” May 9 & 10


Local dance troupe Lindsey Kelley Dance — headed by Florida native Kelley, an Asheville transplant since 2010, presents its first evening-length performance on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10. Shows take place at the Masonic Temple at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 online or at the door.

The production, “Legend of the Shim Sham,” features “Coupe, reel to real (take two), Drift without Dwelling, PLUS a new series of solos and duets inspired by no other than … the Shim Sham,” according to a blog post. So, to find out what, exactly, the Shim Sham entails, you’ll have to go to the show.

Worth noting: Lindsey Kelley Dance gave one of the most engaging performances of this year’s RE{Happening}. Amy Borskey, Kala Hildebrand, Kathleen Hahn, Alexis Miller and Kelley blend modern dance with a keen sense of storytelling, off-kilter quirk and plenty of humor. It’s kind of LYLAS meets Terpsicorps at a clothing swap with really great wine — and it’s also totally its own thing.

Legend of the Shim Sham Promo from Rhizome Media on Vimeo.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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