Cape Fear Arts in Motion: Retro Fusion and Illusion

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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 …

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Cape Fear Arts in Motion: Duets, Pirouettes, and Vignettes

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Presented by Forward Motion Dance Company 7:30 pm September 16 and 17, 2016 Thalian Hall Main Stage 310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS! A collaborative arts event, Forward Motion Dance Company’s annual show will shine with two performances showcasing the talents of Choreographer Tracey Varga. Highlights of this show are guest performers and musicians performing live with the dancers. In a premiere performance, Soprano Nancy King and violinist Danijela Žeželj-Gualdi, both of UNCW, will perform three songs from “Suite for Voice and Violin” by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959). A premiere dance is set to the original composition “The Dance of the Coin” and performed live on piano by Julia Walker Jewell. New to the show this year is a premiere piece from guest choreographer and former Wilmington resident Harper Piver, with a high energy dance to the music of MuteMath and a theme of grappling to make the right decision when faced with choices that may not be what they seem. Teen dancers from local studios DREAMS, The Dance Cooperative, The Dance Element and The Wilmington School of Ballet will perform a premiere piece to a remix of music by Nina Simone. Returning performances from choreographer Tracey Varga include …

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Thanks Forward Motion Dance!

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From the latest Cape Fear River Watch Newsletter….. “The 15th annual Arts Sensation music and dance performance held April 19, 2016 was for the benefit of CFRW. Tracey Varga of the Forward Motion Dance Company Board of Directors stopped by to present the check to CFRW’s Executive Director Frank Yelverton. Thanks to Forward Motion Dance, the river received $1,500! We enjoyed the performance and helping out, and this donation will be used for the benefit of your river! Thank you!”

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15th Annual ARTS SENSATION!

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A Benefit Performance for Cape Fear River Watch 7:30 p.m. April 29, 2016 Thalian Hall Main Stage 310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 Tickets are $15 general admission through the Thalian Hall Box Office at 910.632.2285 or online at www.thalianhall.org/events The 15th Annual Arts Sensation is cruising in for a lively and entertaining evening showcasing local talent for a music and dance spectacular to benefit Cape Fear River Watch. Featured musical performers The Midatlantic offer a unique blend of progressive folk, Americana, and bluegrass with a hint of rock and jazz. A distinctive musical sound comes alive with performances by “Trashcan Therapy”, 7th and 8th grade students from Roland-Grise Middle School directed by Pete Frank. The captivating Company “T” Tap Dancers will perform piece to music by Better Miller and The Andrews Sisters, along with a variety of dance from local choreographers and dancers from The Dance Cooperative, The Dance Element, the Wilmington School of Ballet, and Forward Motion Dance Company. Local choreographers are Tracey Varga, Anne Firmender, Linda Ann Webb, Kaitlyn Davis, and Jennifer Gage and students from the local dance schools will perform a lyrical piece choreographed on their own entitled “Heart Cry”. Kelly Hawes, as Samra, will present …