|Friday Apr 26, 2019 6:30 PM - Sunday Apr 28, 2019 2:00 PM | $10.00
Sarah Council Dance Projects /JOYEMOVEMENT -- "Threads and Shadows"
"Threads and Shadows" performances - Petras. 1919 Commonwealth Ave.
Friday April 26, 2019. 6:30p - 7:30p
Saturday April 27, 2019. 3:30p - 4:30p
Sunday April 28, 2019. 2:00p - 3:00p
Threads and Shadows is a collaborative experiment; a deconstructed, site-specific, dance mash-up of two existing works created by two artists of different cultural backgrounds, working in separate cities, exploring similar themes but in distinct ways. Alexandra Warrens Slaying Ghosts and Sarah Councils A History of Dirt will be teased apart, opened up and then woven back together as layered parts of one diverse whole. As the work unfolds at Petras in Plaza Midwood, the audience will be invited to travel with the performers as the dance emerges throughout the space.
Charlotte-based, Sarah Council creates emotionally driven dances that are multi-layered and expressive. Her newest piece, A History of Dirt, considers how the past affects the present and investigates the body as a keeper of histories. Alexandra Warren is a Greensboro based dance maker. Her contemporary dance works center around topics that explore social justice and artistic activism. Her work Slaying Ghosts, explores breaking cycles and disrupting the stigma of getting help during an emotional or psychological crisis.
Threads and Shadows will feature original music by Ronald Keith Parks, Mike Wall, and Nicholas Rich. Threads and Shadows will include performances by Jenn Jones, Emmanuel Malette, Milanda McGinnis, Claire Nagy-Kato, Hannah Nichols, Dylan Reddish, Amanda Rentschler and Samantha Salvato
Alexandra Joye Warren is the Founding Artistic Director of JOYEMOVEMENT, dance company. Based in Greensboro NC, since 2014, JOYEMOVEMENT has performed regionally and toured nationally. A native of the Washington, D.C. Metro area, Alexandra received her BA from Spelman College and MFA from UNC Greensboro. Alexandra has studied under Germaine Acognys Jant-Bi at L'Ecole Des Sables in Senegal and performed with Christal Brown's INSPIRIT, Bill T. Jones in development of FELA! Paloma and Patricia McGregor's Angela's Pulse, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, Maxine Montilus and Van Dyke Dance Group. Alexandra is currently teaching at The Experiential School of Greensboro and at Dance Project. She is the recipient of Arts Greensboros 2019 Regional Arts Grant.
Sarah Council is a choreographer and teaching artist currently based in Charlotte, NC. She founded Sarah Council Dance Projects (SCDP) in 2007 as a platform to explore her choreographic ideas. SCDP is focused on dance research, investigation, creation and performance and works to share these experiences with others through presentations, workshops, and residencies. Councils choreography has been presented in numerous venues in NYC including: The Green Building, The 92nd St. Y, The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Times Square Arts Center, The Flea Theater, The Secret Theater, The LABA Theater, The Riverside Theatre, Green Space, Triskelion Arts, Topaz Arts, Merce Cunningham Studio, Dance New Amsterdam and Gowanus Arts, as well as with communities up and down the the east coast in DC, PA, KY, FL and NC. She has received support from the Queens Council on the Arts, The Puffin Foundation and The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She was awarded the 2015 North Carolina Dance Alliance/ North Carolina Dance Festival New Works Award.
1919 Commonwealth Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205