Announcing the 2014-15 NCDF Season!

April 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

We are thrilled to announce the roster of NCDF Touring Artists for the NC Dance Festival’s 24th season:

Kristen Jeppsen Groves (Fayetteville)

Gaspard Louis/Gaspard & Dancers (Durham)

Diego Carrasco Schoch (Durham)

Sara Tourek (Greensboro)

Leah Wilks (Durham)

These five artists have been selected through a blind adjudication process; 3 reviewers (active dance artists and educators in the region) chose these artists from a pool of 25 applicants, based on the quality of their choreography and suitability for the NC Dance Festival tour.

As we go into our 24th season, we have made some changes to the Festival structure, in part to make the Festival more financially sustainable, and also to be responsive to suggestions from the NC dance community.

We are touring this season with 5 artists, rather than 8 as we have for many years. We are also reducing the number of performances in each site; most sites will present just one night of performances, featuring all 5 touring artists and a few additional artists from each local community. This means you won’t have to choose which night to attend–see all the artists on just one night!

We have also reduced the tour from five cities to four: we will not visit Wilmington this year. We are sad to lose the Wilmington stop, as we’ve loved visiting the warm, vibrant dance community there. Many thanks to the Dance Cooperative for hosting the NCDF in Wilmington for many years! We hope to be back soon.

In every city we visit, we send the professional touring artists into public schools and community studios to teach and perform. We intend to maintain these outreach programs around the state, and it is one of our on-going goals to expand these offerings. However, funding for our programs outside of Guilford County is often limited. Inspired to help us fund additional classes and outreach performances? Make a donation online or contact us for more information.

We are excited to get our planning underway for next season! Mark your calendars and join us when we’re in your part of the state! For more info, visit our website.

Raleigh: September 20, 2014

Boone: October 24-25, 2014

Greensboro: November 1, 2014

Charlotte: January 24, 2015


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