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The NC Dance Festival brings professional modern dance choreographers from across the state together to share innovative and moving dance works. NCDF is celebrating its 29th season with shows in traditional and non-traditional venues across NC. Energetic, unexpected, powerful, and joyous, the concert presents a wide variety of NC dance.
Kira Blazek-Ziaii’s (Winston-Salem) quartet for women, “Keep It Together,” uses humor, sweeping legwork, and effortful partnering to showcase independence balanced by interdependence. In “To Meep Like a Peep” by Durham’s Megan Ross, dancers communicate through a language of wiggles and bounces set to the engaging music of DJ Plie. Megan Yankee (Durham), presents a section of an autobiographical, evening-length solo titled “Qué gringa, que gringa” (loosely translated as “What white girl, that white girl”), that explores identity and mixed heritage within the current political climate in the US. The Clarice Young Project (Greensboro) presents “re(belle),” a powerful and energetic group piece about daring to be different. MARO Movement (Southern Pines) explores the sometimes taboo topic of mortality and vulnerability with “Impact,” inspired by choreographer Matthew Rock’s late grandmother. “2078”, by Christine Bowen Stevens (Greensboro) explores group dynamics through form and function, abstraction and realism.