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N.C. Dance Festival at ASU Oct. 27-29

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Article Published: Oct. 20, 2011 | Modified: Oct. 29, 2011
N.C. Dance Festival at ASU Oct. 27-29


From Oct. 27 to 29, Yosef will be dancing.

Presented by the Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance, the 16th annual N.C. Dance Festival hits the Valborg Theatre Stage all three nights at 7:30 p.m.

Each night features a different selection of performances, showcasing a vast array of choreography with distinct styles and techniques by the eight dance companies represented by NCDF, as well as performances by Appalachian dancers.

The festival begins Thursday, Oct. 27, with performances by Courtney Greer from Raleigh, Lindsey Kelly from Ashville and Robin Gee from Greensboro.

Friday, Oct. 28, features Terranova Dance Theatre from Greensboro and Natalie Marrone & The Dance Cure from Raleigh.

Caroline Calouche & Co. from Charlotte, Diego Carrasco Schoch from Raleigh/Durham and Helen Simoneau from Winston-Salem will take the stage on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Appalachian is the only stop on this five-city tour that invites student performers to work alongside the professionals. The dances choreographed by Appalachian artists include the works of three faculty members: Associate professor of dance studies Emily Daughtridge, associate professor of dance studies Susan Lutz and assistant professor Sherone Price, as well as Hope Wolfe, a senior dance major.

Although audiences have three opportunities to see the local artists, no two shows in the festival will be the same, and each night features different professional dancers.

“These pieces are stylistically completely different,” said Lutz, also the local coordinator for the NCDF.
After the opportunity to network with these dance companies, many students have gone on to work for the companies touring with NCDF, she said.

An added feature includes a lobby exhibition of photography from Steve Clarke, renowned for his ability to capture beauty in movement with dance and yoga photography.

Ticket prices start at $6 for ASU students and are available at the Valborg Theatre box office Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 to 5 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 to 5 p.m., by phone at (828) 262-3063 and online at http://www.theatre.appstate.edu.

Valborg Theatre is located on the north side of Chapell Wilson Hall on Howard Street. The door faces the back of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on King Street. Parking is available after 5 p.m. on campus in faculty lots and the College Street parking deck near the Belk Library and Information Commons.

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