Get to know your local artists: Wilmington area, part 2

February 20, 2012 § 1 Comment

Don’t miss the last performance of the NC Dance Festival’s 21st Season in Wilmington this weekend!  The performances are coordinated by The Dance Cooperative, and will be held at the Community Arts Center on Friday Feb 24 and Saturday Feb 25 at 8:00pm, and Sunday Feb 26 at 3:00pm.

We are continuing to introduce some of the local choreographers who will be presenting work alongside the NCDF touring artists.

Kate Muhlstein has been dancing for a long time. She has been choreographing almost as long. After achieving a BFA in dance from Sam Houston State University in Texas, Kate danced with Rednerrus Feil Dance Company of Houston in their debut season. She then met the love of her life who moved her to North Carolina where she plans to stay. Kate has been dancing with the Dance Cooperative since moving to Wilmington in 2007.

With all the journeys she has taken, Kate is presenting a work about the various travels we all take through life in this year’s NCDF in Wilmington.  Titled “Journey Through Dusk,” this work is set to music by Dan Deacon, and will be featured Saturday, Feb 25 and Sunday, Feb 26.

Sue Meier has been teaching and choreographing with The Dance Cooperative for 8 years. Originally from Midland, MI, she studied Dance at Michigan State University and danced with regional companies in Michigan, New York and Sweden.  Sue studied and taught in NY and NJ before moving to Wilmington.

The piece Sue has choreographed is titled “Mutiny.”  The dance looks at different styles of dance (modern, ballet, musical theatre) with a comical twist. She says, “humor is the key to life and if it can happen without words…even better!”  The story starts off with each style trying to be the focal point and evolves until the dancers morph into one another.  See Sue Meier’s work on Saturday, Feb 25 and Sunday, Feb 26.

The performances will also include work by Linda Larson (Friday and Sunday), Anne Firmender (Saturday and Sunday), and Joanna Mizesko (Saturday).

Did you miss our behind-the-scenes look at the NCDF Touring Artists this fall?  Here are links to our previous posts about this year’s roster of touring artists.

Courtney Greer

Helen Simoneau

Robin Gee

Diego Carrasco Schoch

Lindsey Kelley and Mindy Upin

Jen Guy Metcalf

Natalie Marrone

Caroline Calouche

Hope to see you this weekend in Wilmington!

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