EVENTS

EVENTS

Dec
7
Fri
Revolutionaries in the Dark: ShaLeigh Dance Works @ Reality Ministries Ballroom
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm

ShaLeigh Dance Works is celebrating its 4th season in NC this year. Join us at our Annual Revolutionaries in the Dark Gala, a campaign for our future, accessible outreach programs, living wages and continued artistic innovation. We cordially invite you to join us December 7th, 2018 for our evening benefit Gala, Revolutionaries in the Dark!

The event will kick off with Inspiring Guest Speakers who are creating art with impact and the festive evening will feature powerful performances, delicious wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres, a wellness raffle and silent auction, and an artist after party!

This is a one of a kind fundraiser that reflects the innovative spirit that defines ShaLeigh Dance Works, and our success is driven by the dynamic arts community we serve. All proceeds will support the future of ShaLeigh Dance Works and our commitment to artistic innovation, social justice, and accessible outreach programs for the community.

Join us at Reality Ballroom for this immersive evening of revelry with special guests and more in support of ShaLeigh Dance Works’ 2018-19 Season.

A gathering of rebels, agitators, freedom fighters and frondeurs to support ShaLeigh Dance Works, a multi-cultural dance-theatre company that challenges the status quo and creates programming with impact.

Dress in all black. Venture into the darkness for a celebration of revolutionary performing artists, thinkers, doers, be-ers, and creators.

Jan
8
Tue
Motiv8 Creative Studios Open House 2 @ Motiv8 Creative Studios
Jan 8 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Motiv8 Incorporated 501(C)3 is happy to offer various styles of dance and performance including, but not limited to jazz, hip hop, afro-beats and modern training. We also offer music lessons in the disciplines of guitar, piano, and vocal training. We welcome you to also take advantage of our massage therapy and yoga programs! Join us at the NEW Motiv8 Creative Studios!
Classes begin January 14, 2019! Registrations are filling quickly, so secure your spot today! Please visit https://www.wemotiv8you.com/classes
Open House:
January 3, 2019, 4-8pm
January 8, 2019, 4-8pm
January 12, 2019, 9am-5pm

Motiv8 Incorporated is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring artistic expression, cultivating positive behaviors, and preserving the arts in our community!

Jan
17
Thu
ShaLeigh Dance Works presents Bamboo Wind @ Durham Fruit & Produce Co.
Jan 17 – Jan 20 all-day

Ariail Images and ShaLeigh Dance Works present Bamboo Wind, an evening of Dance, Sculpture, Photography & Poetry. The ambitious collaborative effort has commissioned 20 local artists for a multi-media performance installation. The shows will take you physically through a labyrinth of hanging bamboo canes filled with bamboo sculptures, photography and poetry and deliver you finally into an evening length dance performance. January 17 through 20 at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm for Photo & Sculpture Exhibition. The Fruit, 305 S Dillard Street, Durham NC.

Bamboo Wind @ Durham Fruit Company
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm

Bamboo Wind is a collaborative performance installation at The Fruit, Durham’s newest art space and creative warehouse complex.

Over 18 artists come together to create an evening of Dance, Photography, Sculpture and Poetry based on the Seven Canto Poem, Bamboo Wind.

Bamboo Wind is a story of longing and desire, a love story, set in a mythical bamboo forest, conceived and produced by poet and sculptor Coke Ariail, choreographed by ShaLeigh Comerford, with photographic explorations and exhibitions by noted local photographers Catharine Carter, Lynne Feiss Necrason, & Wojtek Wojdynski, and with original music composed and played by Robbie Link.

Bamboo Wind will create a forest of traditionally lashed bamboo sculptures where program attendees will experience an evening of multiple art forms coalescing to create a complete and engrossing world in a wilderness of green bamboo. The shows will take place in The Fruit, a warehouse space in downtown Durham, and the experience will take you physically through a three thousand square foot labyrinth of hanging bamboo canes filled with bamboo sculptures, photography and poetry and deliver you finally into an evening length dance concert. It will be a world of images and passions all derived from the seven canto poem, “Bamboo Wind.”

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana at Motorco Music Hall @ Motorco Music Hall
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana returns to Durham January 17-19th with a dynamic cast of world-renowned dancers and musicians from Spain and the US. Experience the dazzling footwork, sensual lyricism and intricate rhythms of this critically-acclaimed company in an intimate tablao (cafe-style) setting. Each performance promises to be spectacular, but join us on January 17th for a special appearance by guest artist Jose Maldonado, heralded by the New York Times for his “bursts of brilliance and uncommon invention.” There is a free pre-show chat on January 17th at 7pm open to same-day ticket holders.

Jan
18
Fri
Bamboo Wind @ Durham Fruit Company
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm

Bamboo Wind is a collaborative performance installation at The Fruit, Durham’s newest art space and creative warehouse complex.

Over 18 artists come together to create an evening of Dance, Photography, Sculpture and Poetry based on the Seven Canto Poem, Bamboo Wind.

Bamboo Wind is a story of longing and desire, a love story, set in a mythical bamboo forest, conceived and produced by poet and sculptor Coke Ariail, choreographed by ShaLeigh Comerford, with photographic explorations and exhibitions by noted local photographers Catharine Carter, Lynne Feiss Necrason, & Wojtek Wojdynski, and with original music composed and played by Robbie Link.

Bamboo Wind will create a forest of traditionally lashed bamboo sculptures where program attendees will experience an evening of multiple art forms coalescing to create a complete and engrossing world in a wilderness of green bamboo. The shows will take place in The Fruit, a warehouse space in downtown Durham, and the experience will take you physically through a three thousand square foot labyrinth of hanging bamboo canes filled with bamboo sculptures, photography and poetry and deliver you finally into an evening length dance concert. It will be a world of images and passions all derived from the seven canto poem, “Bamboo Wind.”

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana at Motorco Music Hall @ Motorco Music Hall
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana returns to Durham January 17-19th with a dynamic cast of world-renowned dancers and musicians from Spain and the US. Experience the dazzling footwork, sensual lyricism and intricate rhythms of this critically-acclaimed company in an intimate tablao (cafe-style) setting. Each performance promises to be spectacular, but join us on January 17th for a special appearance by guest artist Jose Maldonado, heralded by the New York Times for his “bursts of brilliance and uncommon invention.”

Jan
19
Sat
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana at Motorco Music Hall @ Motorco Music Hall
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana returns to Durham January 17-19th with a dynamic cast of world-renowned dancers and musicians from Spain and the US. Experience the dazzling footwork, sensual lyricism and intricate rhythms of this critically-acclaimed company in an intimate tablao (cafe-style) setting. Each performance promises to be spectacular, but join us on January 17th for a special appearance by guest artist Jose Maldonado, heralded by the New York Times for his “bursts of brilliance and uncommon invention.” There is a free pre-show chat on January 19th at 1pm open to same-day ticket holders.

Bamboo Wind @ Durham Fruit Company
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm

Bamboo Wind is a collaborative performance installation at The Fruit, Durham’s newest art space and creative warehouse complex.

Over 18 artists come together to create an evening of Dance, Photography, Sculpture and Poetry based on the Seven Canto Poem, Bamboo Wind.

Bamboo Wind is a story of longing and desire, a love story, set in a mythical bamboo forest, conceived and produced by poet and sculptor Coke Ariail, choreographed by ShaLeigh Comerford, with photographic explorations and exhibitions by noted local photographers Catharine Carter, Lynne Feiss Necrason, & Wojtek Wojdynski, and with original music composed and played by Robbie Link.

Bamboo Wind will create a forest of traditionally lashed bamboo sculptures where program attendees will experience an evening of multiple art forms coalescing to create a complete and engrossing world in a wilderness of green bamboo. The shows will take place in The Fruit, a warehouse space in downtown Durham, and the experience will take you physically through a three thousand square foot labyrinth of hanging bamboo canes filled with bamboo sculptures, photography and poetry and deliver you finally into an evening length dance concert. It will be a world of images and passions all derived from the seven canto poem, “Bamboo Wind.”

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana at Motorco Music Hall @ Motorco Music Hall
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana returns to Durham January 17-19th with a dynamic cast of world-renowned dancers and musicians from Spain and the US. Experience the dazzling footwork, sensual lyricism and intricate rhythms of this critically-acclaimed company in an intimate tablao (cafe-style) setting. Each performance promises to be spectacular, but join us on January 17th for a special appearance by guest artist Jose Maldonado, heralded by the New York Times for his “bursts of brilliance and uncommon invention.”

Jan
20
Sun
Bamboo Wind @ Durham Fruit Company
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm

Bamboo Wind is a collaborative performance installation at The Fruit, Durham’s newest art space and creative warehouse complex.

Over 18 artists come together to create an evening of Dance, Photography, Sculpture and Poetry based on the Seven Canto Poem, Bamboo Wind.

Bamboo Wind is a story of longing and desire, a love story, set in a mythical bamboo forest, conceived and produced by poet and sculptor Coke Ariail, choreographed by ShaLeigh Comerford, with photographic explorations and exhibitions by noted local photographers Catharine Carter, Lynne Feiss Necrason, & Wojtek Wojdynski, and with original music composed and played by Robbie Link.

Bamboo Wind will create a forest of traditionally lashed bamboo sculptures where program attendees will experience an evening of multiple art forms coalescing to create a complete and engrossing world in a wilderness of green bamboo. The shows will take place in The Fruit, a warehouse space in downtown Durham, and the experience will take you physically through a three thousand square foot labyrinth of hanging bamboo canes filled with bamboo sculptures, photography and poetry and deliver you finally into an evening length dance concert. It will be a world of images and passions all derived from the seven canto poem, “Bamboo Wind.”

Jan
24
Thu
DSA Production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone @ DSA Black Box Theater
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Connections of a dead man”

The Theatre Department of Durham School of the Arts is presenting the first ever High School Production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Written by Sarah Ruhl— known for her playwright, Eurydice— Dead Man’s Cell Phone seeks to explore human connection by contrasting technology with physical touch. How and when do we feel an honest, true human connection? Is it through how many followers we have on social media? Is it through the texts and phone calls we receive from our friends in the middle of the night? Is it through the ability to touch someone physically, or have an open conversation with another through eye contact? This play explores all of those questions. Combining elements from the famous artist Edward Hopper’s paintings with a noir aesthetic, Dead Man’s Cell Phone examines the distance caused by technology as well as the connections it can bring.

DSA Theatre Troupe 5765
Jan. 24-26, 31 Feb. 1 at 7:30pm
$10 at the door or online at www.seatyourself.biz/DSA

Devin Ann Bill
Marketing Head, DSA Theatre
(919)907-8836
devinbill33@gmail.com

*Please note this play is intended for mature audiences