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NC Dance Pageant Presents 2 Greensboro performances

Annually, the NC Dance Pageant, a program coordinated by Greensboro-based Dance Venture, brings skilled fashionable and modern dance choreography from NC artists to audiences throughout the state.

The Pageant supplies up-close and private experiences with dance by means of performances, courses, conversations, and extra.

For the 22-23 season, the NC Dance Pageant will current 2 performances in Greensboro, providing two very completely different efficiency experiences. “Tommy Noonan’s work at Greensboro Venture Area is extremely intimate,” says Pageant Director Anne Morris. “There are solely 30 seats out there for every present, and audiences will expertise a efficiency that may solely be carried out in Greensboro, as Tommy researches the situation of every efficiency website, making a model of the work particularly for this area.” The Mainstage efficiency, alternatively, presents quite a lot of dance artists, showcasing the virtuosity and vary of inventive voices within the state. “The dances introduced will faucet into one thing each very private and common, however every dance does this otherwise. That’s the thrilling factor about modern dance,” Morris explains. As well as, the Pageant will supply a free, daytime efficiency October 7 for native faculty teams.

“Meeting” at Greensboro Venture Area

October 6-7, 7:00pm

Greensboro Venture Area, Greensboro

Tickets: $20/$15 at

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NCDF Trailblazer Awardee Tommy Noonan of Tradition Mill presents the US premiere of “Meeting.” As a hybrid set up, efficiency and social follow, “Meeting” invitations audiences to think about the land the place they collect: all that’s not named up to now, all which may come to move sooner or later, and all of the methods through which energy exists in another way in every current second when our bodies assemble. “Meeting” derives from Noonan’s work with NC-based artists, activists and Restorative Justice specialists, and exists in ongoing dialog with 5 different socially engaged dance artists from 5 different international locations world wide, all tied collectively by a single efficiency rating from Norwegian/Israeli Artist/Activist Mia Habib. “Meeting” is produced by Mia Habib Productions and by Tradition Mill.

Greensboro Mainstage Efficiency

October 8, 7:30pm

Van Dyke Efficiency Area, Greensboro

Tickets: $18-$35 at

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5 skilled NC choreographers current new or latest dance work. Amelia Byrd’s (Greensboro) “Womanifesto” explores the wrestle, freedom, and acceptance of a girl rising into her grownup life.

Nicole Vaughan-Diaz’s (Asheville) duet, “A Portrait of Them” traces the influence of grief – its connections and distances –on a relationship. “Iridescence,” a solo by Jasmine Powell (Hillsborough) was created within the context of the protests for racial justice in 2020, responding to the waves of sorrow, neighborhood, guilt, help, promise, and motion. Caitlin Dutton-Reaver (Durham) presents “Dances on a Bench (on a Stage),” a site-adaptive solo initially carried out in Durham’s Brightleaf Sq. and on UNC-Greensboro’s Artwork Truck, that includes dwell, improvised efficiency with native musicians. “Coming House,: by Tamara Williams (Charlotte), is a piece of a bigger work, “Morning Honeysuckle, Sunday’s Greed.” Bringing in hip hop, Southern Baptist Church rhythms and southeastern Drumline, the dance explores the bodily resistance of oppression in the US and the celebration of perseverance by African People.

The Greensboro performances of the NC Dance Pageant are sponsored by Atrium Well being Wake Forest Baptist’s Performing Arts Medication Clinic, Andrew Bowen Studios, Downtown Greensboro, Inc., with extra help from the NC Arts Council, a division of the Division of Pure and Cultural Assets.

The October 7 Faculty efficiency is supported by Lincoln Monetary Group and particular person donors and sponsors.

The season will characteristic different ongoing initiatives and occasions, together with:

● In-person and digital Month-to-month Dancer Chats

○ NCDF’s month-to-month casual network-building occasions will proceed, with in-person gatherings interspersed with digital conferences.

● Artist in Residence

○ The NC Dance Pageant welcomed 8 Artists in Residence into their Greensboro studio for the 22-23 season. This initiative nurtures North Carolina choreographers and helps the event of high-quality dance work. Present artists are: Casey Avaunt, Rae Cozart, Jiwon Ha, Janice Lancaster, Carrie Plew, Caitlyn Schrader, Jurne Smith, and Alexandra Joye Warren.

For extra info on the NC Dance Pageant:

Listing of Artists concerned in Artistic Collaboration Alternate and Efficiency:

Amelia Renee Byrd (Greensboro) holds a Bachelor of Fantastic Arts Diploma in Theatre/Dance and a Bachelor of Skilled Research alongside a educating licensure in Ok-12 Dance Training from the College of Memphis. Amelia was the Dance Educator at Colonial Center Faculty for the Artistic and Performing Arts and a member of Venture: Movement Dance Collective in Memphis, TN. Amelia has introduced work with Venture: Movement, the College of Memphis Theatre and Dance Division, the UNC-Greensboro Faculty of Dance, Playhouse on the Sq.’s Summer season Youth Theatre Conservatory and the Greensboro Fringe Pageant. Amelia is a 2014 graduate of UNC-Greensboro, receiving a MFA in Dance/Choreography and is at the moment working because the Dance Educator at Penn-Griffin Faculty for the Arts in Excessive Level, NC and she or he additionally serves as co-lead Dance Educator for Guilford County Colleges. Amelia is previously a member of JOYEMOVEMENT, a dance firm in Greensboro, NC having carried out for 4 seasons. Amelia can also be a board member for the North Carolina Dance Training Group (NCDEO) serving within the place of Dance Advocacy.

Amelia was not too long ago within the 2021 cohort of the North Carolina Dance Pageant’s Artists-In-Residence program.

Caitlin Dutton-Reaver (Durham) is a SUNY Buy graduate, studied on the London Up to date Dance Faculty, and holds an MFA from Montclair State College. She has carried out on live performance dance phases and site-specific venues in New York, California, Georgia, and London for choreographers/corporations resembling Jody Oberfelder, Regina Nejman, Calpulli Danza Mexicana, Amalgamate Dance Firm, Lane Gifford, Rosalind Newman, Nelly van Bommel, Backhausdance, Movement/TRIBE, Lauri Stallings, and Richard Alston. Beginning in 2015, she devoted the majority of her profession to Third Rail Venture’s Bessie award-winning immersive theater manufacturing Then She Fell with practically 1,100 performances in three roles. Caitlin has been Durham-based since 2020 and educating fashionable at Dance Venture since 2021 following an artist residency with NC Dance Pageant.

Tommy Noonan (Saxapahaw) is a director, choreographer and performer at the moment based mostly in Saxapahaw, NC, and co-founder of Tradition Mill. His work has been introduced extensively all through Germany, France, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Spain and Mexico. Tommy has written texts for publication in Revisita Obscena (Portugal) and Freies Theater Journal (Austria) and the Efficiency Journal (New York Metropolis). His conversations on efficiency and public area have appeared within the acclaimed: “Guidebook of Various Nows”. He directed “The Engagement” for the Maxim Gorki Theater’s Heinrich von Kleist competition in Berlin and continues to tour his works resembling “Wilderness”, “What Doesn’t Work”, and “Brother Brother”. Tommy recurrently teaches courses and workshops each internationally in addition to regionally in North Carolina (the American Dance Pageant Studios, Carolina Buddies Faculty, College of North Carolina graduate program in Theater Research, Elon College).

Jasmine Powell (Hillsborough) is a inventive expressionist from Hillsborough, NC, who grew up within the Durham dance neighborhood. Following her BA from Oberlin Faculty, and MFA from Hollins College in collaboration with Frankfurt College for Music and Performing Arts, she additional investigates the interrelationship of embodied opposites in dance.

Via her educating, Jasmine joyfully brings cultural historical past, method, and the inventive course of to the dance curriculum as a Performing Arts Professor at Elon College. Outdoors of academia, her passions have led her to bop with Philadanco, grow to be Horton method licensed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Middle, and work with notable choreographers: Dianne McIntyre, Milton Myers, Ronald Ok. Brown, Okwui Okpokwasili, Justin Tornow, Kristin Taylor Duncan and Tradition Mill. Performing regionally, Jasmine stays linked to her NC dwelling by sharing the stage with COMPANY and KT Dance Collective. Along with her artistry, she helps numerous arts organizations resembling NC Dance Pageant, American Dance Pageant, Wake Forest Dance Pageant, Carolina Performing Arts, Tradition Mill, Dwelling Arts Collective, and Hillsborough Impartial Dance Artists.

Nicole Vaughan-Diaz (Asheville) is a choreographer and performer, newly based mostly in Asheville, NC, and is a present member of Kate Weare Firm (2013-); performing originating roles as a part of the businesses Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and Joyce Theater seasons, amongst many others. Moreover, she has carried out works by Sasha Waltz, Kate Hilliard, Luke Murphy, and ODC Theater of San Francisco. In 2013, Vaughan-Diaz graduated cum laude from the College of South Florida, receiving a BFA in dance efficiency, the place she was awarded the BRAVO and Hope Rietschlin scholarship awards for distinctive artistry and efficiency. Vaughan-Diaz is now devoting time to discover her emergence as a choreographer and filmmaker underneath the title NVD Venture. Her work has premiered at venues, together with: Judson Memorial Church (NY), The Public Theater (NY), Arts on Web site (NY), and Kauffman Live performance Corridor at 92NY (NY). In 2019, Vaughan-Diaz was awarded the Problem Winner Award of the twenty fourth Annual DanceNOW Pageant at The Public Theater in New York Metropolis, and the event of her work has been supported by Connecticut-based residency The Dragon’s Egg and DanceNOW of NYC.

Tamara Williams (Charlotte) is a local of Augusta, GA. She earned her BFA in Dance from Florida State College, and is a licensed GYROTONIC(R) Coach, Reiki Practitioner and Capoeirista. She obtained her MFA in Dance from Hollins College in collaboration with The American Dance Pageant, The Forsythe Firm, and Frankfurt College in Frankfurt, Germany. Tamara’s choreography has been carried out nationally and internationally in Belgrade, Serbia; Basel, Switzerland; Trinidad & Tobago; Salvador, Brazil; Kingston, Jamaica; and Puebla, Mexico. Tamara has skilled intensely in Bahia, Brazil in Silvestre Method, samba roots and African-Brazilian dance. Tamara has taught grasp courses in New York Metropolis, San Diego, San Antonio, Atlanta, Tallahassee, Charlotte, Altoona, Trinidad, Mexico and Jamaica.

She gives free grasp courses to most of the people by means of Shifting Spirits, Inc. She has labored as a Program Director for the Arts and Literacy Program in Brooklyn and is devoted to steady work in underprivileged communities.

Tamara is an Assistant Professor of Dance at The College of North Carolina at Charlotte.

About NCDF: The NC Dance Pageant, a manufacturing of the Dance Venture, is an annual touring showcase of recent and modern choreography by NC artists. Dance Venture, Inc., based by Jan Van Dyke and now directed by Anne Morris and Lauren Joyner, is a non-profit group that has been working in North Carolina since 1989, coordinating the NC Dance Pageant, operating a neighborhood studio, the Faculty at Metropolis Arts, and managing the Van Dyke Dance Group. The Pageant establishes a community of venues for skilled regional choreography and efficiency, increasing accessibility of dance all through the state whereas elevating the profile of North Carolina’s personal artists. Our imaginative and prescient is to create a stronger neighborhood by means of dance. The North Carolina Dance Pageant has been supported by state and native arts councils in addition to native and nationwide foundations and particular person donations. For extra info, please go to our web site (


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