Following the success of Fox & Beggar Theatre‘s ethereal and visually stunning debut, Animalia, the theater company’s founder Nat Allister is hosting a similarly whimsical event to raise funds for Animalia‘s Southeastern tour. The fundraising party, Aquila, will feature live world music, art installations by Chris Sams and Travis Eagledove of the Ancient Art Salon and plenty of the circus […]
The West African word soumu may not be a part of the average Ashevillean’s lexicon, but it’s an easy enough concept to get behind. A soumu is an all-encompassing party with music, dance, food and art. Now in its second year, the West African celebration takes place at The Orange Peel on Thursday, June 5 at 7 […]
Local dance instructor Lisa Zahiya and bellydancer Zoe Jakes, of Beats Antique, collaborate on a show. Performances on Wednesday and Thursday, March 19 and 20.
Top dancers from across the U.S. descend on Asheville to battle for over $2,000 in cash and prizes. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Masonic Temple.
The only program of its kind in the area, Open Hearts Art Center will hold its annual talent show/fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 24. The local nonprofit provides creative adult day programs for adults with disabilities. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
The unique local dance troupe performs on the ground and in the air. Their show “Jump Sessions,” featuring live music by Hello Hugo, closes out tonight at The Orange Peel. 7 p.m., $14. Photo by Michael Oppenheim.
This weekend offers dance, outdoor festivals, live music and theater. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-cost weekend entertainment.
12 Rockette alumnae will team up with Western Carolina University students for a salute to Rockette history.
This weekend offers dance, robots, improv and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in budget-friendly weekend entertainment.
“It’s new work, old work, old-work revisited, but overall it’s about being an artist now, and expressing that through movement,” says Kathy Leiner, a founding member of Moving Women, an Asheville-based contemporary dance company. “It’s about seeing women at different points in their creative experiences.”
Zansa, The Secret B-Sides and Diali Cissokho & Kairaba make a night of it at Asheville Music Hall on Thursday, Aug. 30. The event includes dance lessons and African cuisine.
Asheville Sister Cities presents three opportunities to learn about the Mesoamerican civilization, including a lecture and dinner catered by Mamacita’s Baja Kitchen on Aug. 23, and the U.S. premiere of “Palenque Rojo,” a dramatic production of dance, ritual and costume, on Sept. 8 and 9. Advance tickets are available.
Dancers and drummers convened at the Acquoni Expo Center last weekend for the 2012 Cherokee Pow Wow. Here’s a look at the celebration:
A May 6 program at Diana Wortham Theatre spotlights talented, high-school-aged pre-professional dancers.
Asheville Music Hall hosts a trance-inducing night of digital wizardry, featuring well-known staples, newly minted side projects and hours of dance-floor fodder.
The L.A.-based acrobatic performance company comes to Diana Wortham Theatre on March 13 and 14.
The Philidelphia-based hip-hop dance troupe performs two Asheville dates on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23 and 24.
The monthly bass music showcase and party comes to The Orange Peel, with founder Mindelixir headlining.
Lindy Focus — a five-day dance extravaganza that takes place between Christmas and New Year’s — features workshops and nightly entertainment in the Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues and Jazz Dance styles that were so popular in the 1930’s. Here are some highlights from the event, taken by freelance photographer Suzi Camarata.
Grab a team and get ready to dance from noon to midnight to benefit the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center.
The Lindy Focus is a five-day dance camp for all those who love the Lindy Hop and related jazz-era dances, ending in a dance-crazy New Year’s Eve bash. Here are some early videos from this year’s event.