Cape Fear Arts in Motion:  Eclectic Collection

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Presented by: Forward Motion Dance Company 7:30 pm September 14 and 15, 2018 Thalian Hall Main Stage 310 Chestnut Street Wilmington, NC 28401 Cape Fear Arts in Motion: Eclectic Collection connects dancers, choreographers, musical and visual artists and more to bring the art form of dance together for a varied and collaborative dance event from Forward Motion Dance Company. This annual performance showcases the talents of Choreographer Tracey Varga with new dance works presented along with re-creations of works from the past. Returning pieces are “Wounded Restoration” which premiered at the NC Dance Festival in 2013 and is set to music based on “Sposa son disprezzata” from the opera Bejazetby Antonio Vivaldi. Also returning is “Jasiri” (“Brave and Bold”) which is a celebration of dance music from all corners of the globe, and set design with sculptures created by Doug Campbell. “Scramble to Calm” premiered in 2018 at the Wilmington Dance Festival. Premiere works include a dance set to music composed by local musician Barbara Gallagher and features piano with orchestral arrangements. Teen dancers hail from Wilmington School of Ballet, The Dance Element, The Dance Cooperative, South East Dance Academy and DREAMS, and this year they will dance to a live original techno …

Be a Part of Cape Fear Arts in Motion!

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Cape Fear Arts in Motion: Eclectic Collection is the annual showcase for Forward Motion Dance Company and choreographer Tracey Varga, and also features many other genres of local talent, all brought to the Thalian Hall Main Stage for an exciting performance in September. As a non-profit organization, Forward Motion Dance Company is grateful for our dedicated sponsors, many of whom have supported us through the years. We are always looking for ways to provide funding for the costs associated with putting on a large production on the historical Thalian Hall stage. Sponsorships and program ad sales are one of the many ways we can. Program ads can go for as little as $50 and provides an opportunity to recognize your business as well as identify you as supporter of the Arts. Click on this link for an ad form  or here for a sponsor form that you can save or print. Ad sizes and prices are listed on the form and you can follow the instructions to reserve your place in our production. Thank you!

Be a Part of Cape Fear Arts in Motion!

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Cape Fear Arts in Motion: Eclectic Collection is the annual showcase for Forward Motion Dance Company and choreographer Tracey Varga, and also features many other genres of local talent, all brought to the Thalian Hall Main Stage for an exciting performance in September. As a non-profit organization, Forward Motion Dance Company is grateful for our dedicated sponsors, many of whom have supported us through the years. We are always looking for ways to provide funding for the costs associated with putting on a large production on the historical Thalian Hall stage. Sponsorships and program ad sales are one of the many ways we can. Program ads can go for as little as $50 and provides an opportunity to recognize your business as well as identify you as supporter of the Arts. Click on this link for an ad form  or here for a sponsor form that you can save or print. Ad sizes and prices are listed on the form and you can follow the instructions to reserve your place in our production. Thank you!

Tracey Varga Recognized at the 2018 Arts in Wilmington Awards Event

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Tracey Varga, director of Forward Motion Dance Company, received an award in the 2018 Arts in Wilmington Award event held at Expo 216 in Wilmington on January 20, 2018. Tracey was recognized for her contribution to the Arts in Wilmington in the Individual category, and in receiving the award, she in turn recognized the importance of building relationships, collaboration and the wonderful support of so many in the Wilmington area who help bring dance, music and visual art together. Tracey is a choreographer and visionary who has been involved in Wilmington’s dance community for 20 years and has produced many dance performances, such as Arts Sensation and Cape Fear Arts in Motion, with Forward Motion Dance Company since 2001. Forward Motion Dance Company dancer Ashely Barnes, owner of the Dance Element and director of Element Productions in Wilmington, was also recognized with an award in the Artist category. Forward Motion Dance Company is proud of its representation at this year’s event and would like to thank Craig Stinson and all those involved in Arts in Wilmington by creating an avenue to connects artists, arts professionals, and arts advocates.  

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FMD Receives Grant from Women’s Impact Network

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Forward Motion Dance recently received a generous grant from the Women’s Impact Network of New Hanover County, a program of the North Carolina Community Foundation.  The Foundation brings together women philanthropists to address the changing and diverse needs and challenges facing women and children in the community.  2017 marks the first year that WIN has offered small grants. This year, the focus of their inaugural program is to provide capacity funding to local nonprofits in Arts and Culture.  Our award is to help underwrite the annual Cape Fear Arts in Motion performance. Diane Evers attended the Women’s   Impact Network Grants Award Luncheon  on Friday, October 13, 2017,where she accepted the award on behalf of Forward Motion Dance. (Photographs by Sherri Robinson)

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 …