The NC Dance Festival (NCDF) is pleased to announce its roster of 2013-2014 Touring Artists! Each season, 8 NC-based choreographers are chosen in a blind adjudication process to participate in the annual NCDF statewide tour. The following artists/companies have been chosen for the upcoming season, which begins September 2013:
Renay Aumiller/Renay Aumiller Dances (Durham)
ShaLeigh Comerford/ShaLeigh Dance Works (Durham)
Emily Daughtridge (Boone)
Karola Luttringhaus/Alban Elved Dance Company (Wilmington)
Jen Guy Metcalf/TERRANOVA Dance Theatre (Greensboro)
Bridget Morris/Echo Contemporary Dance Company (Charlotte)
Eleanor Smith (Raleigh)
Ronald West/BLACK IRISH (Raleigh)
These artists will perform at each of the five NCDF sites: Raleigh (September 13-14), Boone (October 25-26), Greensboro (November 1-2), Charlotte (January 24-25), and Wilmington (TBA). Local artists from each city will perform alongside the touring choreographers. Outreach activities will bring these choreographers into local schools and community centers to teach and perform in association with each Festival weekend.
Each site selects their own local artists to perform during their Festival weekend. For the Greensboro performance, the dances on tour will be joined by choreography by Christina Tsoules Soriano, Helen Simoneau, and our Audience Choice Show winner, Marcus White!
We are thrilled to have some familiar faces and some new choreographers on the tour this year! As we approach the Festival season, meet the choreographers and go behind the scenes of the NCDF on the blog. More info and performance details will be coming soon to the website, as well!