Forward Motion Dance Company, Inc., 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.

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Forward Motion Dance Company Presents Cape Fear Arts in Motion: Retro Fusion and Illusion

7:30 pm September 15 and 16, 2017

Thalian Hall Main Stage

310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC

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 with new dance works along with a reimagining of past performances along with collaborations of music, film and sculpture. Featured guest choreographer Linda Webb presents a piece with intricate partnering and floor pattern choreography.

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 and 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.

Dancers are Ashley Barnes, Scotty Bethune, Margaret Cooley, Michele Cordaro, 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.

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.

Expect an inspired and exciting evening of music, film, visual arts, and modern, contemporary and jazz dance from Forward Motion Dance Company. Cape Fear Arts in Motion is proud to be supported by the North Carolina Arts Council and The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County. For more information please visit

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Qaadir Hicks (photo by Sue Meier)


Nicole Dalier, Kaitlin Davis, and Becky Spivey of Forward Motion Dance Company (photo by Jennifer Simpson, courtesy of Forward Motion Dance Company)


Guest Choreographer Lind Webb presents “450nm, 660THz”, which corresponds to the approximate wavelength and frequency of the color blue and the choreography explores the inverse relationship that these two parameters share using intricate partnering and floor pattern sequences. (Photo Courtesy of Linda Webb).


An original dance performance returning from last year’s Cape Fear Arts In Motion is a collaboration with local musician Julia Walker Jewell with the completed work set to Julia’s original piano composition.


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Linda Larson Webb, Becky Spivey and Maggie Moore Conti of Forward Motion Dance Company (photo by Erin Whittle, courtesy of Forward Motion Dance Company)