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Announcing the 25th Anniversary Season of the NC Dance Festival!
Posted: Wednesday April 1, 2015 1:53 pm

The NC Dance Festival (NCDF) is pleased to celebrate its 25th season in the Fall! To mark this milestone we plan expanded performances and community outreach across the state during the 2015 season.

Each year, NC-based professional choreographers are chosen in a blind adjudication process to participate in the annual NCDF statewide tour. The artists selected for 2015 are:

Anna Barker (Durham)
Amy Love Beasley (Winston-Salem)
Thomas DeFrantz (Durham)
Karola Luttringhaus (Wilmington)
Jan Van Dyke (Greensboro)

These artists will perform at the three sites that started it all: Raleigh, Boone, and the founding site, Greensboro. Local artists from each of these cities will perform in concert with the touring choreographers, and then the visiting choreographers will teach and perform throughout the communities associated with each Festival weekend. Get to know these artists through our series of outreach activities, including pre- and post-show talks, free community artist talks, and more.

Season Performance Dates:
Raleigh * September 19
Boone * October 23-24
Greensboro * November 13-14

To celebrate this landmark season, there will be a special performance in Greensboro featuring "veteran" choreographers of the NCDF: founders Jan Van Dyke and John Gamble, Gerri Houlihan, Robin Harris, Martha Connerton, and Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre ľall artists who performed with the Festival in the early years. Additional special activities in Greensboro will be announced as the season approaches.

Van Dyke Dance Group performs at the Greenhill Art Gallery March 6!
Posted: Tuesday February 17, 2015 12:34 pm

The Van Dyke Dance Group will perform a short concert of dances designed for the gallery space at the Greenhill Art Gallery on Friday, March 6 at 7:00 pm. Admission will be free; donations are appreciated. The Greenhill is located in the Cultural Arts Center at 200 N. Davie Street in Greensboro. This free community collaboration with the Greenhill has been an annual event for over twenty years, and this year it falls on a First Friday.

Three dances will be performed. The Van Dyke Dance Group will present the trio Full Circle (1989), to music by the Turtle Island String Quartet, and a premiere for 4 dancers, as yet untitled, with original music by Jon Anderson. Additionally, Charlotte choreographer E.E. Balcos will present a structured improvisation designed for the Greenhill space to music by Burt Bacharach. All three dances have been arranged for performance in the round, allowing viewers to see the work from anywhere along the periphery of the gallery. Audience members of all ages are encouraged to attend the short concert.