( Fri., Sep. 23, 2011 )
Memorial Hall, 114 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
"Leading dance company Philadanco is known for blending African American-based dance with ballet, jazz and modern. Following her 2009 'Go in Grace' work for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Durham native and current Ailey dancer Hope Boykin returns to Memorial Hall with her former company, Philadanco, in a Carolina Performing Arts-commissioned work, with an original score by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's drummer-composer Ali Jackson. Boykin shares her tales of daily expressions, trials, struggles and achievements in a performance that also features a work by Urban Bush Women founder Jawole Willa Jo Zollar."