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NCDF Durham Performances
October 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Two different evenings!
ON FRIDAY, OCT 18: NCDF will partner with Proxemic Media to present “Continuing to Tell, a performance event,” inspired by the civil rights mural “We Must Remember and Continue to Tell.”
Conceived and painted by Brenda Miller Holmes and a team of Durham artists in 2014-2015, it depicts captivating vignettes of Civil Rights leaders, historical moments and beautifully powerful visions of persistence. This performance event will be a moment to bring these stories to life through visual art, music and dance. Arrive early to grab a piece of chalk and assist in the creation of a ground mural
extending from the original, and then stick around to experience the unfolding of a live music and dance performance by cellist Shana Tucker and dance company KT Collective.
Location: 120 Morris St. Durham
5-7pm block party and create a community mural
ON SATURDAY, October 19, the NCDF will present its touring showcase of NC choreographers at the Durham Fruit.
Vania Claiborne (Burlington) presents “(Bro)tha/Brother”, a duet for two men that celebrates and explores black male joy, friendship, and humanity. Kira Blazek-Ziaii’s (Winston-Salem) quartet for women, “Keep It Together,” uses humor, sweeping legwork, and effortful partnering to showcase independence balanced by interdependence. In “To Meep Like a Peep” by Durham’s Megan Ross, dancers communicate through a language of wiggles and bounces set to the engaging music of DJ Plie. Megan Yankee (Durham), presents a section of an autobiographical, evening-length solo titled “Qué gringa, que gringa” (loosely translated as “What white girl, that white girl”), that explores identity and mixed heritage within the current political climate in the US. The Clarice Young Project (Greensboro) presents “re(belle),” a powerful and energetic group piece about daring to be different.
Come early for photographer Zoe Litaker’s Durham Dances book premiere and party from 5:30-7:30pm!