Meet your Local Artists: Charlotte Part 2
January 21, 2014 § Leave a comment
The NC Dance Festival performance in Charlotte is just a few days away! Meet three more of the local Charlotte groups and artists that will share the stage with the NCDF Touring Artists: E.E. Balcos/Deep Water Collaborations, Caroline Calouche, and Oneaka Mack.
Deep Water Collaborations
The solo “Três para três“ is the collaborative work of Deep Water Collaborations, a group of artists including composer John Allemeier and choreographer/performer E.E. Balcos. It will be performed as a solo that is primarily a structured improvisation in 2 sections. The recorded music is performed with voice, alto sax and cello. This work is part of the creative process in response to the work of Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira. Musicians include: Brian Arreola, Will Campbell, and Mira Frisch.
Deep Water Collaborations weaves together modern dance and contemporary music to create meaningful and expressive tapestries reflecting artistic perspectives and modern culture. Breaking down barriers between modern and traditional, esoteric and popular, Deep Water Collaborations captivates audiences with stunning visual imagery and intense, arresting music. The purpose of this ensemble is to cross the threshold between the stage and audience in ways that are more meaningful and expressive for both the artist and the community. In May 2013, Deep Water Collaborations produced Deep Water: The Murder Ballads at the Knight Theatre in Charlotte, an evening of music and dance based on North Carolina folk traditions.
Caroline Calouche is founder and director of Caroline Calouche & Co. (CC&Co), Charlotte’s only non-profit aerial and contemporary dance company and studio. For the Saturday, January 25th NCDF performance, Caroline will present “Le Moment du Partir“, a solo set to J.S. Bach that was originally created and performed in Salzburg, Austria in 2005.
CC&Co. has become a resident company of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and regularly performs throughout the southeast. It aims to build cross-cultural dialogues with dance as a means to unite and educate the global community.
Catch all these choreographers plus the touring artists of the NC Dance Festival on January 24-25 at UNC Charlotte! More info here.