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Shadow Organization: NEW DATES: Discomfort (live, in-person)

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( Thu., Mar. 24, 2022 - Sat., Mar. 26, 2022 )

The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St., Asheville, NC 28801


Squirm in your chair, for we bring you Discomfort, a variety show of works exploring the topics that make us look away and laugh nervous laughs. Shadow Organization is a supergroup of local bellydancers and burlesque artists. Our intention with this project is to give space to the art that is not pretty and does not fit the formats we normally find ourselves in. Burlesque originated as parody and critique theater with political commentary elements. Bellydance has long been an art form that women in the US have sought out to nurture bodies and personalities rejected by the studio dance disciplines. Both arts embrace classic femininity and explore how it impacts us. This project is us coming together to look longer, harder, deeper at our art and to take it new places.


Given the recommendations from the Buncombe County Health department and the rise in the COVID-19 positivity rate, the Asheville Fringe Festival will continue with its scheduled Online Live! and Online Films on the weekend of January 27-30, but postpone its in-person shows and events until March 24-27. This includes the kick-off party/benefit for Sly Grog, scheduled for Sunday, January 16th. The new date for the SlyGrog Benefit at LEAF Global Arts is March 6th.

Tickets can be bought through the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival website starting January 1st.

Discomfort is also available as an online livestream.


$16 in person, $12 livestream


Asheville Fringe Arts Festival


  • Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 9:00 PM