Dance http://wunc.org en A Dance For A Warrior http://wunc.org/post/dance-warrior <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">South African choreographer Gregory </span>Maqoma<span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;"> grew up hearing the story of his ancestor, a </span>19th<span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;"> century </span>Xhosa<span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;"> warrior. The man is remembered for his long fight to preserve cultural traditions and resist colonial rule. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:30:12 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 37221 at http://wunc.org A Dance For A Warrior A Great Deal: ADF Offers $10 Tickets To Attract Young Audiences http://wunc.org/post/great-deal-adf-offers-10-tickets-attract-young-audiences <p></p><p>The American Dance Festival kicks off today. ADF's mission is to support modern dance, and as a part of that they commission artists to create new work.</p><p>http://youtu.be/_0PhKrPkS3E</p><p>This year, there is a push to get a younger audience. Jodee Nimerichter directs the festival.</p><p>"I have to say I've had a lot of younger people come to me and say they'd love to see more, but they can't really afford it," she says.&nbsp; So for the first time this year, $10 tickets are being offered for people 18-30 years old. You just need to show a valid ID.</p><p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:16:50 +0000 Phoebe Judge 37163 at http://wunc.org A Great Deal: ADF Offers $10 Tickets To Attract Young Audiences Dance Performance Brings History To Stage http://wunc.org/post/dance-performance-brings-history-stage <p></p><div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Operation Breadbasket was an economic program of the civil rights movement that worked to negotiate better hiring practices for African-American people. North Carolina State University's dance company, Panoramic Dance Project, is performing a mixed media modern dance inspired by the historical events. "<a href="http://www.ncsu.edu/arts/media/pressreleases/2014-02-03_NCSU-Dance_Operation-Breadbasket.html">Operation Breadbasket</a>" will be performed March 27th and 28th at the university.&nbsp;</span></font></div><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:45:17 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Phoebe Judge 32399 at http://wunc.org Dance Performance Brings History To Stage North Carolina Native Retires From New York City Ballet http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-native-retires-new-york-city-ballet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><font face="Segoe UI,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In 2010, Jenifer Ringer starred as the sugar plum fairy in the New York City Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker. And when a New York Times dance critic insinuated&nbsp;</font><font face="Segoe UI,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">in a review of the performance that</font><font face="Segoe UI,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;Jenifer was overweight, she responded. &nbsp;Her recent book</font><font face="Segoe UI,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><i>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/1,,9780670026494,00.html">Dancing Through It: My Journey in The Ballet</a></i></font><font face="Segoe UI,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;talks about how she overcame that criticism and her struggle with health and weight (Penguin/2014).&nbsp;</font></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 31065 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Native Retires From New York City Ballet Duke Conference Dances Across The African Diaspora http://wunc.org/post/duke-conference-dances-across-african-diaspora <div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">For centuries, countless dances were born out of the&nbsp;disbursement&nbsp;of African people.&nbsp; <a href="http://aaas.duke.edu/dancing-the-african-diaspora-2014">Dancing The African Diaspora</a>, a new conference at Duke University, explores dances by people of African descent. </span></font></span></p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:57:24 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 30074 at http://wunc.org Duke Conference Dances Across The African Diaspora The Clothesline Muse http://wunc.org/post/clothesline-muse <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>In the past, the clothesline was a place where a community’s women met to hang laundry.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:05:15 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 26122 at http://wunc.org The Clothesline Muse Poetry Meets Dance http://wunc.org/post/poetry-meets-dance <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:53:48 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 24160 at http://wunc.org Poetry Meets Dance Mr. Tol E. Rance Comes To Town http://wunc.org/post/mr-tol-e-rance-comes-town <p>Three years ago, Camille A. Brown made the decision to form her own dance company, <a href="http://www.camilleabrown.org/">Camille A. Brown &amp; Dancers</a>. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:21:38 +0000 Shawn Wen, Adija Manley & Frank Stasio 18685 at http://wunc.org Mr. Tol E. Rance Comes To Town American Dance Festival Begins In Durham, Celebrates 80 Years http://wunc.org/post/american-dance-festival-begins-durham-celebrates-80-years <p>The <a href="http://www.americandancefestival.org/">American Dance Festival</a> is entering its 80th year as performances begin in Durham.&nbsp;</p><p>The national festival opens Thursday at the Durham Performing Arts Center.&nbsp; This year's celebration includes dance companies from as far away as Argentina, Ireland and Taiwan.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Will Michaels 17082 at http://wunc.org American Dance Festival Begins In Durham, Celebrates 80 Years Dirty Dancing at 25 http://wunc.org/post/dirty-dancing-25 <p>Legions of fans will flock to Lake Lure, NC this weekend for the third annual <a href="http://www.dirtydancingfestival.com/" target="_blank">Dirty Dancing Festival</a>, a celebration of the 1987 movie starring Patrick Swayze.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:10:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 4042 at http://wunc.org Dirty Dancing at 25