Profile of Natalie Marrone and The Dance Cure
September 19, 2011 § 2 Comments
One of the companies you will see during this year’s NC Dance Festival is The Dance Cure. Founded in 1998 by North Carolina’s Natalie Marrone, The Dance Cure is an all-female company based in Raleigh. The aim of the company is to create culturally inspired dances that expose audiences to a broader scope of human experiences.
The piece being performed this year is “Strega Stories Part II- REVOLT.” This work, choreographed in collaboration with the dancers, is inspired by interviews with Italian Americans who have had experience with southern Italian folk healing traditions. Many of these traditional healers, often known as Strege, went underground upon arrival in the United States, but continue to practice secretly within familial circles.
Natalie Marrone graduated with an MFA in choreography from Ohio State University in 1998 and is currently on the faculty at Elon University and Meredith College. Ms. Marrone recently created Dance Decision, an international consulting company that helps young dancers choose college dance programs.
Check out The Dance Cure’s website at www.thedancecure.com.
You can see “Strega Stories Part II – REVOLT” in Boone on Friday, October 28, in Greensboro on Saturday, November 5, and in Wilmington on February 24.