Retro Fusion and Illusion
Presented by Forward Motion Dance Company
7:30 pm September 15 and 16, 2017
Thalian Hall Main Stage
310 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Retro Fusion and Illusion embraces musical artists from the past and reintroduces artists from the present. A groovy and collaborative dance event, Forward Motion Dance Company’s annual performance showcases the talents of Choreographer Tracey Varga. New dance works will be presented along with a recreation of “Endangered”, which premiered at Dance-a-Lorus in 2011 and embraces the collaboration of film and artistic stage props by Joe Cordaro set to music by Dianne Reeves, and the dance solo “Beat of the Soul” which premiered in 2015, set to music by Janis Joplin and presented with sculpture created by local artist Doug Campbell. Featured guest choreographer Linda Webb presents “450nm 660 THz” from the 2013 Dance-a-Lorus, set to a remix of Elvis Presley’s “Blue Suede Shoes” with choreography using intricate partnering and floor pattern sequences performed by five men and eight women wearing bright blue shoes.
Dance performances are set to music by Nat King Cole, David Bowie, James Brown, Elvis, and Earth Wind and Fire. Returning from last year is a collaboration with local musician Julia Walker Jewell with the completed dance set to her original piano composition. A dance performed to new music by Herb Alpert features local teen dancers from DREAMS, The Dance Cooperative, The Dance Element and Wilmington School of Ballet.
Forward Motion Dance Company and Guest Dancers performing are Dancers are Ashley Barnes, Nicole Dalier, Rachael Goolsby, Michelle Harman, Qaadir Hicks, Sue Meier, Becky Spivey, Heather Till, Linda Webb, Elizabeth White, McCall White, Michelle Whiting and Amanda Young, Teen Dancers and Dance Students from Wilmington School of Ballet Modern-Jazz Class.
Tickets are $20.00 general admission; $17.50 for seniors, students, military, children under 12, and NCDA members. Please call 910.632.2285 for ticket reservations.
Forward Motion Dance Company is a Wilmington, NC, based non-profit 501(c)(3) dance organization whose mission is to provide local and regional communities with quality modern contemporary dance and education in the art of dance, as well as enhance the local arts community by providing performance opportunities for area dancers and performance artists. We are an all-volunteer organization proudly supported by local grants and sponsors.
Contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in becoming a friend or sponsor and promote continuing arts performance and education on our community. For more information please visit our website www.forwardmotiondance.org.