Ships in the Night, Jaguardini, and Spookstina (Electro/synth/experimental) @ Arcana
Sep 28 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 12:00 am

Ships In The Night drifts between the worlds of night and day, past and future, reality and illusion. Songwriter Alethea Leventhal’s ethereal vocals float effortlessly over electronic waves of synth and drum machines. She has toured Germany, as well as the US, and has just released a dark electronic album called Myriologues. Ships In The Night is atmospheric, haunting, and electrifying Darkwave.

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Jaguardini treats music like a science project, combining the sounds of old video games and synthesizers to create a live blend of energetic synthpop and nostalgic chip beats. Christo manipulates a gameboy, a vocoder, an array of synths, a megaphone, and an electric guitar with a CRT TV set on his head and 90s workout videos in the background. Desperate vocals overlay glitchy elements like those of Com Truise, paired with the 80s revival-isms of synthpop artists like Wayphaser and Teeel.


Spookstina: experimental music // conjurer of sound. Some post-show remarks:
– “I mean this in the best possible way; Spookstina is an empath’s worst nightmare.”
– “Spookstina is like the Jackson Pollock of sound.”

New Work for Goldberg Variations @ Reynolds Industries Theater
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

In a bold new piece – making its world premiere at Duke PerformancesReynolds Industries Theater – pianist Simone Dinnerstein performs the Bach work while choreographer Pam Tanowitz and her dance crew reinvent classic dance motifs and add a whimsical touch to the score.

NC Dance Festival in Durham @ The Rickhouse
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm

Each year, the NC Dance Festival, produced by Greensboro-based Dance Project, presents work by some of the best modern dance choreographers in the state. Four of this years selected artists will present work in the Durham performance, including the NC Dance Alliance/NC Dance Festivals New Works Award winner Chris Yon. More about the artists and dances on the program:

NCDA/NCDF New Works Award Winner Chris Yon presents a new solo for Taryn Griggs, HOW TO PUNCH, KICK, STAB, KILL. Witty and dark, the work draws inspiration from disaster survival guides, instructional diagrams for aerobic disco routines, and illustrations of disembodied hands in its idiosyncratic performance. Rachel Barker presents the trio Welcome, a humourous and vulnerable stream-of-consciousness-like journey for the performers through movement and spoken word. Alexandra Warrens JOYEMOVEMENT Dance Company presents excerpts from the full-length For Love of Country, an exploration of patriotism, struggle, reconciliation, and moving forward. Classical Indian dance artist Ramya Kapadia tells the story of Krishna, an incessant prankster in her solo, Krishna – The Blue-Hued Cowherd.

Following the Durham performance, the NC Dance Festival then continues across the state, visiting Asheville (October 20-21) and Greensboro (November 9 and 11). This 2017 season is dedicated to the late Andrea Lawson, Music, Dance and Community Engagement Director for the NC Arts Council, in honor of her constant support of dance and art in NC, and the NC Arts Councils 50th Anniversary season.

Nutcracker Tea Party @ The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm

You are cordially invited to Barriskill Dance Theatre School’s Nutcracker Tea Party!
Ticket includes holiday tea, cocoa, treats, and a special peek at this year’s Nutcracker Ballet. Dress your best and meet your favorite characters!

Ticket Pricing: 1 Seat – $35, 10 Seat Table – $300

Please contact or call 919.489.5100 to purchase tickets.

Barriskill Dance Theatre School’s The Nutcracker Ballet @ Reynolds Industries Theater
Dec 15 – Dec 17 all-day

Barriskill Dance Theatre School is proud to present our annual production of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet. Join us for a magical production of this family holiday classic!

There will be four performances this year:
Friday, December 15 at 7pm
Saturday, December 16 at 11am and 5pm
Sunday, December 17 at 1pm

Ticket pricing:
Kids: $15
Adults: $25-$30