“Enneagram & Dance” A Double Feature at The BeBe Theatre, June 2-4

ACDT dancer Sara Keller. Photo by Caroline Althof Salas
ACDT dancer Sara Keller. Photo by Caroline Althof Salas

Press release:

Who: Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre (ACDT) & White Dog Project

What: “Enneagram & Dance:” A Double Feature

Where: The BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St. in downtown Asheville

When: June 2, 3 at 7:30pm and June 4 at 6:00pm

How Much: $18 for Adults and $15 for Seniors and Students

“None of the Nine”
Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre has been busy with a new artistic collaboration. Mexican artist Daniel Alpuche and ACDT artistic director Susan Collard with 9 local dance performers have created a new piece that describes through dance the 9 different personality types known as the Enneagram of Personalities. The personality types from 1 through 9 are: the reformer, the helper, the achiever, the individualist, the investigator, the loyalist, the enthusiast, the challenger, and the peacemaker. The Enneagram of Personalities is based on the idea that everyone fits into one or a mix of 2 or 3 of these nine personalities.

Daniel and the dancers explore the strengths and weakness of the personalities types and how they interact with each other and interpret these concepts through dance, contemporary music, and theatre. This dance piece titled “None of the Nine” is animated and inventive. Hopefully the audience will find a piece of their own personalities within the ACDT characters.

“Shattered – A Transformation”
As part of the evenings’ “Double feature” ACDT will premier Coco Palmer Dolce’s new work, “Shattered.” On a more serious note, “Shattered – A Transformation” addresses abuse and domestic violence and the human ability to heal. It is based on the knowledge that physical scars of abuse and rape will heal in time, but the emotional scars will continue to be held within the victim’s mind, body, and spirit.

It is estimated that a woman is attacked every 15 seconds in the U.S. One in three women are affected by violence globally. This dance theatre piece looks to explore how we can further facilitate more awareness, understanding, and healing in order to help end the epidemic of sexist, physical assault, and how victims can begin to heal.

Not to be missed! ACDT again reaches out to the community to network and understand the human condition of undiscovered personalities and healing. Part of the proceeds of these performances will go to Helpmate, a local domestic violence agency who gives victims shelter, safety, and support.


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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