Charlotte Ballet: CHOREOGRAPHIC WORKSHOP: FLIP

Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance 701 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, United States

Dancers flip roles for our choreographic workshop series: FLIP (pun intended). Dancers take the lead at the front of the room to choreograph and coordinate new works. This series offers Dancers an opportunity to refine choreographic skills and develop new understandings of all the efforts that go into producing performances. This series focuses and uplifts the artists that live in Charlotte – giving them an opportunity to creatively thrive in the Queen City.

$30 – $72

American Dance Festival: Ballet Hispánico

Page Auditorium 402 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC, United States

Ballet Hispánico, the largest Latinx/Latine/Hispanic cultural organization in the United States, returns to ADF this summer with their recent reconstruction of House of Mad’Moiselle, unveiling the electrifying transformation of gender expressions in Latin America. In this piece, the visionary choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa deconstructs norms, and the pulsating rhythms take the audience on a provocative dance journey. Buscando a Juan is a layered and immersive work inspired by the life of the Afro-Hispanic painter Juan de Pareja, who was enslaved by the Spanish painter Diego Velázquez for over two decades before becoming an artist in his own right. Choreographed by Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico, the work explores sancocho, or a mixed soup of cultures and diasporas, considering the assumptions experienced when witnessing people of color in white spaces in relation to the exoticized body. 18+1 celebrates Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s 19 years as a choreographer and the vulnerability, care, and hope that comes with each artistic endeavor. In a subtle humor and electric choreography display, the movement merges with the playful rhythms found in Pérez Prado’s mambo music.

$40 – $70

AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL: Hung Dance

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

In 2017, choreographer Lai Hung-Chung founded Hung Dance, with the name Hung symbolizing the spirit of soaring freedom. Born from an unapologetic desire for flight, Birdy weaves Western mythology and Eastern traditions through stunning contemporary dance, challenging restriction through graceful movements and striking symbolism. A poetic response to whether “every free flight is born from a restriction,” the work explores life and nations’ unsteady skies. This poetic journey of individual and collective soaring confronts contemporary issues while transforming feathers into wings.

$30 – $45

New Bern Civic Theatre: SANKOFA 2024: “It Only Gets Better”

New Bern Civic Theatre 412 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC, United States

Director/Writer, Cynthia M. Evans-Robinson, along with the Creative Team, Cast and Crew are elated to announce the return of 'SANKOFA' and the all new edition of the show is titled 'SANKOFA 2024: It Only Gets Better'. This year the theatre welcomes a cast from Craven County communities including; Cove City, Ferry Road, Havelock, New Bern, Pembroke, Rocky Run and beyond. The artwork of Ceven Bryant has been part of New Bern's 'SANKOFA' productions since the first edition and this year will be no different. His work is circulating in current promotional materials and will soon be seen on stage during the show in the set design. 'SANKOFA' is a live theatrical showcase woven together by a theme that includes dance, music, visual spectacle and spoken text. This year expect original spoken word pieces performed by the artists themselves or by members of the creative team. The show will also include unique dance and movement segments. Several dances have been choreographed by Aniyah Simone that she and the cast enjoy performing, and audiences are sure to enjoy them as well. Last year New Bern High School’s step team was among the crowd favorites and they will be featured again to continue the conversation and demonstration of […]

$16 – $23

AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL: Latin Dance Party

The Fruit (Durham Fruit & Produce Company) 305 S. Dillard St., Durham, NC, United States

No matter your experience, the dancers of Ballet Hispánico and the rhythms of Latin America will transport you to a hot night in Havana! Instructors will guide you through the basics of favorites like Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata for the first 30 minutes. Cash bar & food trucks available.

$25

American Dance Festival: Ballet Hispánico – Children’s Matinee

Page Auditorium 402 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC, United States

The Children’s Saturday Matinee series presents one-hour performances specially curated to ignite and inspire children’s imaginations. The 2024 Children’s Matinees include Ballet Hispánico (June 15, 1 pm), Pilobolus (July 6, 1 pm), and Paul Taylor Dance Company (July 27, 1 pm) at Page Auditorium. A FREE Kids’ Party follows each matinee at the Landing of the Bryan Center, complete with live music, face painting, and more.

$18

American Dance Festival: Ballet Hispánico

Page Auditorium 402 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC, United States

Ballet Hispánico, the largest Latinx/Latine/Hispanic cultural organization in the United States, returns to ADF this summer with their recent reconstruction of House of Mad’Moiselle, unveiling the electrifying transformation of gender expressions in Latin America. In this piece, the visionary choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa deconstructs norms, and the pulsating rhythms take the audience on a provocative dance journey. Buscando a Juan is a layered and immersive work inspired by the life of the Afro-Hispanic painter Juan de Pareja, who was enslaved by the Spanish painter Diego Velázquez for over two decades before becoming an artist in his own right. Choreographed by Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico, the work explores sancocho, or a mixed soup of cultures and diasporas, considering the assumptions experienced when witnessing people of color in white spaces in relation to the exoticized body. 18+1 celebrates Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s 19 years as a choreographer and the vulnerability, care, and hope that comes with each artistic endeavor. In a subtle humor and electric choreography display, the movement merges with the playful rhythms found in Pérez Prado’s mambo music.

$40 – $70

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

Carolina Civic Center Theatre: Denise Tichenor and Friends Motown Special

Carolina Civic Center Theater 112 W 5th Street, Lumberton, NC, United States

Denise Tichenor returns with her band and full singer ensemble for a night of Motown, gospel and memories. In addition to Denise’s outstanding ensemble of singers and musicians, and spectacular costume changes, special guests include Comedianne Chinnitta Morris and dancer/performer Daniel Blackwood.

$15 – $30