Aniruddhan Vasudevan: “And She Said…”*

Sheaffer Theatre 125 Science Drive Bryan University Center, Durham, NC, United States

*”… a dance theater work that grounds itself in the works of Tamil women poets on love and war, their translations, and the poetry of women poets from across cultures.”  

Free.

Duke Performances

Reynolds Industries Theater 125 Science Drive Bryan University Center, Durham, NC, United States

How Can You Sit in the House All Day & Not Go Anywhere?

$5. – $34

Duke Performances

Reynolds Industries Theater 125 Science Drive Bryan University Center, Durham, NC, United States

How Can You Sit in the House All Day & Not Go Anywhere?

$5. – $34

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St., Boone, NC, United States

The Golden Dragon Acrobats, hailing from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People’s Republic of China, have toured the United States continuously since 1978. Its members are athletes, actors and artists who have studied and trained for their craft since early childhood.

$

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Center at NC State University 2610 Cates Avenue, Raleigh, NC, United States

The multimedia work, developed with and directed by Michael John Garcés and choreographed by Stacey Printz, chronicles Joseph’s travels to World Cups in South Africa and Brazil. Choreography inspired by soccer technique complements the musical narratives performed live in English and Portuguese. Performers are accompanied by original music composed by Tommy Shepherd

$6.50 – $31

The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare: The Next Generation

Wortham Center for the Performing Arts 18 Biltmore Ave. Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, Asheville, NC, United States

This electrifying combination of theatre, dance, and technology brings classic tales to new light with dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling and the creative use of music from classical to pop.

We begin with Aesop’s classic fable of The Tortoise and the Hare but continue the story — which finds them 10 years down the road, now with children of their own and exploring modern day distractions. Smart phones and video games create a new landscape of lost connections to life experiences. The Next Gen features Tortoise Junior and Li’l Hare in a whole new kind of race, where their adventures lead them into unexpected territory. Old Man Tortoise and Big Daddy Hare must come together despite their differences to find and save their children. What hurdles will they have to overcome to make it to the finish line?

Connect with the artists in a post-show Q&A.

$12

The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare: The Next Generation

Wortham Center for the Performing Arts 18 Biltmore Ave. Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, Asheville, NC, United States

This electrifying combination of theatre, dance, and technology brings classic tales to new light with dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling and the creative use of music from classical to pop.

We begin with Aesop’s classic fable of The Tortoise and the Hare but continue the story — which finds them 10 years down the road, now with children of their own and exploring modern day distractions. Smart phones and video games create a new landscape of lost connections to life experiences. The Next Gen features Tortoise Junior and Li’l Hare in a whole new kind of race, where their adventures lead them into unexpected territory. Old Man Tortoise and Big Daddy Hare must come together despite their differences to find and save their children. What hurdles will they have to overcome to make it to the finish line?

Connect with the artists in a post-show Q&A.

$12

The Nutcracker School Show

Wortham Center for the Performing Arts 18 Biltmore Ave. Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, Asheville, NC, United States

The Asheville Ballet's Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition in Asheville for well over forty years. Children will be charmed yet again by ballet's greatest classic. This all-time favorite story of Clara's magical midnight trip to the Land of Sweets is classical ballet at its best. Snow will fall in the Snow Queen's kingdom, the exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy and her handsome Cavalier will dance their eternally lovely pas de deux, and beautiful flowers will waltz, and waltz, and waltz.

$7

Dorrance Dance: Nutcracker Suite

Memorial Hall 114 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Get ready for Nutcracker Suite, where explosive tap dance meets a holiday classic. This Nutcracker boogies, slides, struts, and dives into Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s reimagined take on the Tchaikovsky classic. Acclaimed choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance, along with collaborators Hannah Heller and Josette Wiggan, transform the Memorial Hall stage into a celebration of swingin’ syncopation, persuading us all to be a little more soulful this holiday season.

$62

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Imposter: The Dancing Body

Swain Hall Black Box Theater 101 E. Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Sydney Van Buren’s Honors Thesis: IMPOSTER: The Dancing Body is an exploration of identity and community through dance dramaturgy. In this piece, I use both the histories and performance power of three prominent dance genres, which are hip hop, ballet, and Latin dance, to support personal narratives relating to feelings of imposter syndrome. These personal narratives exist both inside and outside my own dance experience. I interweave dance, both individual and ensemble, monologues, interviews, and other storytelling tactics to capture the complex, multi-faceted, intersectional nature of the individual.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Imposter: The Dancing Body

Swain Hall Black Box Theater 101 E. Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Sydney Van Buren’s Honors Thesis: IMPOSTER: The Dancing Body is an exploration of identity and community through dance dramaturgy. In this piece, I use both the histories and performance power of three prominent dance genres, which are hip hop, ballet, and Latin dance, to support personal narratives relating to feelings of imposter syndrome. These personal narratives exist both inside and outside my own dance experience. I interweave dance, both individual and ensemble, monologues, interviews, and other storytelling tactics to capture the complex, multi-faceted, intersectional nature of the individual.

Tango Love Story

The ArtsCenter 300-G East Main St., Carrboro, NC, United States

Tango Love Story is a concert that blends music with fragments of tango lyrics and quotes from tango masters, crafting a love story that mirrors the intense romance within the music. The music, performed by flutist Alma Coefman and pianist Kristin Trangsrud, is enhanced by multimedia art, the dance of tango performers, and the intrigue of masked performers. This event offers an evening of passion and delight, where traditional elements converge with avant-garde visuals to celebrate the enduring allure of tango.

$15 – $20