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Carolina Performing Arts: Bobbi, Hope, and Shamel: An Evening with Three Dance Trailblazers

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( Fri., May. 21, 2021 )

Online, , , NC


This event will feature the world premieres of short performances newly commissioned by CPA from three groundbreaking artists: Bobbi Jene Smith, Hope Boykin, and Shamel Pitts. Building on CPA’s long and generative relationships with these artists through their prior roles with Batsheva Dance Company and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, this engagement is an opportunity to directly support their continued artistic creation as choreographers and leaders of new dance collectives, particularly in the turbulence of the current moment. Each at an exciting turning point in their respective careers, the choreographers will address through their work provocative questions about vulnerability, race, gender and the uncharted terrain of new parenthood.

The virtual event will feature films of the new pieces interspersed with live conversation on process, performance and the road ahead.


The base price for all tickets is $0, with a suggested ticket donation of $15 per event. Patrons must register for a ticket to access any event. Registrants will receive unique links to access the event within 24 hours of a performance’s start time. All events and performances will be available to ticketholders to stream for 72 hours beyond the event time.

This is not an in-person event.


Suggested donation $15; preregistration required

More information

(919) 843-3333


  • Friday, May 21, 2021 at 7:30 PM