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 composition by Wilmington musician Meredith Ferreri. A fun and funky piece featuring the Modern-Jazz Dance class from The Dance Element and FMD Company members will feature music edits and a film by Patrick Ogelvie.
Featured guest choreographer Judy Greenhut revives “Steam Heat”, a dance number from the original Broadway production of The Pajama Game using the show’s original choreography. Judy has had a long career in dancing, teaching, directing, and choreography for Broadway and television productions in New York before coming to Wilmington where she continued teaching dance, and directed and choreographed many shows for the Thalian Hall stage including Cabaret,Fiddler on The Roof, Spamalot, Annieand this year’s Sweet Charity.
Forward Motion Dance Company dancers performing are Ashley Barnes, Becky Spivey, Susan Turner, and McCall White, and guest dancers include Asa Berger, Anna Bettendorf, Heather Boudreaux, Jenn Guerra, Karla Nobles, Linda Ann Webb, Elizabeth White, Ashley Yates, and Amanda Young, along with the teen dancers, and adult dancers from the Modern-Jazz class at The Dance Element. 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: Eclectic Collection is supported through a generous grant from the Women’s Impact Network of New Hanover County. We are proud to be a recipient of this grant that supports the arts, as well as many other programs in our community. For more information on the Women’s Impact Network of New Hanover County, please click here!