Dance http://wunc.org en 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 American Dance Festival http://wunc.org/post/american-dance-festival <p></p><p></p><p>Every summer, over 300 professional dancers, choreographers and dance students flock to Durham. They come for the <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.americandancefestival.org/" target="_blank">American Dance Festival</a></span>. It’s a summer school and a series of world-class performances open to the public. This summer's theme is "Something New, Something Treasured" and features the work of established choreographers like Bill T. Jones and Paul Taylor, as well as emerging talents like Rosie Herrera. The festival starts June 9 and runs through July 23.</p> Thu, 09 Jun 2011 15:54:00 +0000 Susan Davis & Frank Stasio & Anna Cassell 9390 at http://wunc.org American Dance Festival