Solo dance workshops are especially accessible for quarantined dance enthusiasts and, Annie Erbsen points out, “There’s also still a lot of music being streamed.”
“Right now, I’m focused on putting out singles with music videos that tell stories,” says Asheville guitarist/singer/songwriter Ben Phantom, formerly known as Ben Phan.
“This is an experiment for us to try a different concept with what’s called ‘new dance,’” says Susan Collard. “[It] involves a lot of projection, video and film, and almost everyone in this concert is using some type of collaboration with a filmmaker, a video projector or experimental music.”
The acclaimed dance company performs at Diana Wortham Theatre, Feb. 14 and 15.
More than 40 local and national acts are scheduled for this year’s Asheville Fringe. The four-day ticketed portion of the festival runs Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 23-26, with additional parties and free events taking place now through Sunday, Jan. 26.
The party takes place at Eleven on Grove on Monday, Jan. 6.
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The holiday tradition returns to Asheville Community Theatre on Dec. 28.
Local offerings range from classic ballets, poignant soul searches and snarky send-ups of this month of family drama and heightened emotions.
The 50th edition of the annual folk dance camp returns to Blue Ridge Assembly, Nov. 28-Dec. 1.
The “fabulous night of dancing and joy” takes place at Sly Grog Lounge on Saturday, Nov. 23.
With Halloween proper falling mid-week, the opportunities to celebrate span several days leading up to and following the quintessential autumnal observance.
Combining dance, speaking and singing (to pre-recorded music), the one-woman show is “designed to push the edge of personal and collective freedom,” performer Elle Swan explains.
The Philly contemporary ballet company performs Oct. 11-12 at the Wortham Center.
The 52nd celebration of authentic mountain music and dance returns to Mars Hill University on Oct. 5.
The 29th season kicks off Oct. 4-5 at the BeBe Theatre.
“I find that, in Western North Carolina, the vast majority of people and institutions at least aspire to be welcoming,” says Blue Ridge Pride Executive Director Tina White.
Western Carolina University’s annual celebration of Southern Appalachian returns to campus on Sept. 28.
The Asheville Area Arts Council’s latest color ball spotlights grant recipients in South Slope and River Arts District venues.
The interactive performance by Grayson Morris, Daniele Martin and Edwin Salas runs Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Revolve Gallery.
The East End/Valley Street Community Heritage Festival offers a celebration specific to that section of town and its past and present inhabitants. Organizers will recognize the oldest living residents of the neighborhood — one is a nonagenarian — and Aggie Jean Jackson, author of two books set in Asheville’s East End, will be on hand to discuss and sign copies of her works.