The Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre prepares to greet live audiences again. Plus: Panelists will discuss Asheville’s historic Shiloh community; Hendersonville gives an up-close look at its vehicles; and the Sourwood Festival returns.
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ACDT launches Festival of New Dance
“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.”
ACDT marks 40 years of dance in Asheville
The celebratory production, 40 years of Dance Theatre: A Retrospective (Looking back; Looking ahead), takes place at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8.
Mexican dancer Tatiana Zugazagoitia in residency at ACDT
Zugazagoitia’s performance, along with ACDT co-choreography, is part of the local dance company’s celebration of its 40th year, and will be followed by a lasagna cook-off fundraiser.
Smart Bets: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
The Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre’s ballet runs Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at Diana Wortham Theatre.
Smart Bets: Alice in Wonderland
Susan and Giles Collard’s dance interpretation of the Lewis Carroll book runs May 18-27 at the BeBe Theatre.
Smart bets: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
The fifth annual performance of the darkly surreal ballet will take place at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3.
A roundup of local Halloween events
Ride a bike, cut a rug, revisit Neil Young, tour a haunted house or celebrate the spookiest season with poetry and pie. There are as many ways to commemorate All Hallows Eve as there are sexy zombie costume possibilities.
Smart bets: Motown Memories
Longtime local dancer and choreographer Sharon Cooper and Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre present Motown Memories for a second time at BeBe Theatre on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15.
Smart bets: The Jungle Book
Dance theater performances re-envision the children’s classic story with showings from May 20-29.
Smart bets: Salad Barre
Presented by Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, “Salad Barre: A Dance Feast” calls upon a host of talented movers to satiate attendees’ souls rather than their bellies.
Spectra: The story of individual women in motion
“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.”
Dancing in Craggy Gardens
Photos from a shoot with local dancer Amy Borskey of the Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater, at Craggy Gardens.
Photo by Jonathan Welch
Review of Solo Shots
While I applaud artistic directors Susan and Giles Collard for giving the dancers a crack at creating their own choreography, the results prove something we already knew: that a good dancer does not necessarily a choreographer make. Beautiful movement is not enough. What we hope for is movement that expresses something significant, something urgent — something, moreover, that cannot be expressed any other way.
ACDT Presents Frank’s Got the Blues and Jaque Mate
Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre and the Danza Compania del Estado de Yucatan present Frank’s Got the Blues and Jaque Mate at Diana Wortham Theatre on June 11 and 12. The concert of modern dance and ballet promises to be an entertaining and thought-provoking show exploring themes of power, pain, joy and love.