EVENTS

EVENTS

Feb
23
Thu
ECHO: Heather Gordon and Justin Tornow Special Event @ 21c Museum Hotel
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

A collaboration between visual artist Heather Gordon and dancer and choreographer Justin Tornow, ECHO is part of Gordon’s series The Algorithms for Intimacy, which maps interpersonal relationships through visual and performance art. Using data sets based upon personal information like geographic locations and birthplaces, and times and dates of correspondence between close friends, Gordon creates an elaborate, reflective, geometric map covering the walls and floors of 21c Durham’s vault gallery. This transformed, intimate chamber becomes a site for a performance by Tornow whose solo dance is based on the structure and origin of an echo.

Feb
24
Fri
Dreaming of Lions @ Reynolds Industries Theater
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm

Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company joins forces with the 10-piece Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, fronted by bandleader Arturo O’Farrill, for the U.S. premiere of this piece, presented by Duke Performances. The musicians and 10 dancers from the company interpret Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” into song and dance at Reynolds Industries Theater.

Feb
25
Sat
Dreaming of Lions @ Reynolds Industries Theater
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm

Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company joins forces with the 10-piece Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble, fronted by bandleader Arturo O’Farrill, for the U.S. premiere of this piece, presented by Duke Performances. The musicians and 10 dancers from the company interpret Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” into song and dance at Reynolds Industries Theater.

Apr
22
Sat
NCYTE: In Time @ Carolina Theatre
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm

The North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (NCYTE) returns to the Carolina Theater for an end-of-season spectacular! The company performs throughout the world, including at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., the Vancouver Tap Festival, add Symphony Space in New York City.

Enjoy this non-stop percussive dance revue, featuring cutting-edge contemporary choreography along with traditional rhythm tap.

The music ranges from classical to hip-hop to jazz, and features a live jazz trio accompanying the dancers.

AfroPop! DURM (RDU) Vol.1: Afrobeats, Soca, Fashion & Vendors @ The Vault @The Palace International
Apr 22 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 2:00 am

Durham, Get ready to #GetFree! The Nations dopest Afro-Eclectic dance experience is invading your city April 22, 2017!!!

Music by The Dynamic DJ & Purcussionist DJ Kato (Ifeanyi Ibeto). Eric B. Ndelo of DRC ApeParel will be hosting!! Dope art and vendors are welcome to sign-up to vend!

Afrobeats, AfroHouse, Soca, Afro-Latin House, DanceHall, Afro-Trap, and so much more, paired with turntablism, live African drums and other cool ish… we DO welcome crowd participation!

Doors open 9pm, goes until 2am; Admission is $10. Special discount if you’re wearing african/cultural attire (i.e. dashiki, kente) before 10:00pm. Price will go up AFTER 12pm!!!

Vendors This Month: Will be announced soon!

#SupportLocal

The Bantu Fête Team: Eric B. Ndelo of DRC ApeParel, April Hood of Have A Heart Association, Ifeanyi Ibeto of Africana Connections, & Nappy Luv.

TIX: http://rdu-tix.afropopnation.com/
★★Repost, Invite Friends & Spread The word!★★

#afropolitan #AfricanaConnections #fête #afrobeats #soca #nappyluv #DJKato #ankara #dashiki #ACPartiesRock #DRCApeParel

Apr
23
Sun
NCYTE: In Time @ Carolina Theatre
Apr 23 @ 3:30 pm

The North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (NCYTE) returns to the Carolina Theater for an end-of-season spectacular! The company performs throughout the world, including at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., the Vancouver Tap Festival, add Symphony Space in New York City.

Enjoy this non-stop percussive dance revue, featuring cutting-edge contemporary choreography along with traditional rhythm tap.

The music ranges from classical to hip-hop to jazz, and features a live jazz trio accompanying the dancers.

Special guests will join the dancers, including MacArthur Grant winning Michelle Dorrance for the Sunday performance.

May
5
Fri
Music on the Plaza: Cinco de Mayo Celebracion @ Northgate Mall
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Northgate as we kick off our free Summer Music on the Plaza. There will be live music, food trucks, Northgate food vendors, activities for kids and more! Don’t forget to BRING YOUR CHAIRS but leave your coolers and pets at home. Come enjoy another fun family night at Northgate!
Share your #MusicOnThePlaza photos with us on Instagram or Facebook.
Featured band: Los Plebes de Olancho bringing an exciting blend of traditional Mexican and Central American Party Music
Food trucks: Esmeralda’s Cafe, Baja Shack, El Rey del Taco and Morfa Empanadas
Arts and Crafts: Durham Arts Council Make a Maraca, God’s Eye or Cinco de Mayo coloring sheet
Sponsored by: Bull City Burger and Brewery and The Herald-Sun

Jun
3
Sat
Monica Bill Barnes – Museum Workout @ NC Museum of Art
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Co-presented by ADF and the North Carolina Museum of Art, Museum Workout is an experiential piece that blends a choreographed physical workout with a guided museum tour. Led by Monica Bill Barnes, her long-time dancing partner Anna Bass, and the company’s Creative Producing Director Robbie Saenz de Viteri, audiences perform choreographed movement as they travel to works of art selected by collaborator Maira Kalman. The first workout of each day and all workouts on Monday, June 5, will take place while the Museum is closed to the public. Limited to 15 participants!

Monica Bill Barnes – Museum Workout @ NC Museum of Art
Jun 3 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am

Co-presented by ADF and the North Carolina Museum of Art, Museum Workout is an experiential piece that blends a choreographed physical workout with a guided museum tour. Led by Monica Bill Barnes, her long-time dancing partner Anna Bass, and the company’s Creative Producing Director Robbie Saenz de Viteri, audiences perform choreographed movement as they travel to works of art selected by collaborator Maira Kalman. The first workout of each day and all workouts on Monday, June 5, will take place while the Museum is closed to the public. Limited to 15 participants!

Monica Bill Barnes – Museum Workout @ NC Museum of Art
Jun 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Co-presented by ADF and the North Carolina Museum of Art, Museum Workout is an experiential piece that blends a choreographed physical workout with a guided museum tour. Led by Monica Bill Barnes, her long-time dancing partner Anna Bass, and the company’s Creative Producing Director Robbie Saenz de Viteri, audiences perform choreographed movement as they travel to works of art selected by collaborator Maira Kalman. The first workout of each day and all workouts on Monday, June 5, will take place while the Museum is closed to the public. Limited to 15 participants!

Monica Bill Barnes – Museum Workout @ NC Museum of Art
Jun 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Co-presented by ADF and the North Carolina Museum of Art, Museum Workout is an experiential piece that blends a choreographed physical workout with a guided museum tour. Led by Monica Bill Barnes, her long-time dancing partner Anna Bass, and the company’s Creative Producing Director Robbie Saenz de Viteri, audiences perform choreographed movement as they travel to works of art selected by collaborator Maira Kalman. The first workout of each day and all workouts on Monday, June 5, will take place while the Museum is closed to the public. Limited to 15 participants!

Monica Bill Barnes – Museum Workout @ NC Museum of Art
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Co-presented by ADF and the North Carolina Museum of Art, Museum Workout is an experiential piece that blends a choreographed physical workout with a guided museum tour. Led by Monica Bill Barnes, her long-time dancing partner Anna Bass, and the company’s Creative Producing Director Robbie Saenz de Viteri, audiences perform choreographed movement as they travel to works of art selected by collaborator Maira Kalman. The first workout of each day and all workouts on Monday, June 5, will take place while the Museum is closed to the public. Limited to 15 participants!

Jun
4
Sun
Monica Bill Barnes – Museum Workout @ NC Museum of Art
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am

Co-presented by ADF and the North Carolina Museum of Art, Museum Workout is an experiential piece that blends a choreographed physical workout with a guided museum tour. Led by Monica Bill Barnes, her long-time dancing partner Anna Bass, and the company’s Creative Producing Director Robbie Saenz de Viteri, audiences perform choreographed movement as they travel to works of art selected by collaborator Maira Kalman. The first workout of each day and all workouts on Monday, June 5, will take place while the Museum is closed to the public. Limited to 15 participants!

Monica Bill Barnes- Museum Workout @ NC Museum of Art
Jun 4 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Co-presented by ADF and the North Carolina Museum of Art, Museum Workout is an experiential piece that blends a choreographed physical workout with a guided museum tour. Led by Monica Bill Barnes, her long-time dancing partner Anna Bass, and the company’s Creative Producing Director Robbie Saenz de Viteri, audiences perform choreographed movement as they travel to works of art selected by collaborator Maira Kalman. The first workout of each day and all workouts on Monday, June 5, will take place while the Museum is closed to the public. Limited to 15 participants!

Monica Bill Barnes – Museum Workout @ NC Museum of Art
Jun 4 @ 11:30 am

Co-presented by ADF and the North Carolina Museum of Art, Museum Workout is an experiential piece that blends a choreographed physical workout with a guided museum tour. Led by Monica Bill Barnes, her long-time dancing partner Anna Bass, and the company’s Creative Producing Director Robbie Saenz de Viteri, audiences perform choreographed movement as they travel to works of art selected by collaborator Maira Kalman. The first workout of each day and all workouts on Monday, June 5, will take place while the Museum is closed to the public. Limited to 15 participants!