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Forward Motion Dance Company presents Cape Fear Arts in Motion

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Forward Motion Dance Company presents Cape Fear Arts in Motion: Kinetic, Energetic, Poetic 7:30 pm September 13 & 14, 2019 Thalian Hall Main Stage, 310 Chestnut Street Wilmington, NC 28401 Tickets are $25 general admission; $22 for seniors, students, military, & children under 12. Please call Thalian Hall Box Office at 910.632.2285 or visit their website for ticket reservations. Cape Fear Arts in Motion: Kinetic, Energetic, Poeticconnects 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 performances along with re-creations of works from the past. Returning this year is “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. From the 2018 Cape Fear Arts in Motion is “Little Black Dress”, danced to music performed and composed by local musician Barbara Gallagher and featuring three sections from the piano with orchestral arrangements. “Sparkling Spiral”, which premiered at the 2019 Wilmington Dance Festival features visual art by Kristin Gibson creating a stage set alongside the dancers, with music by Andrew …

Cape Fear Arts in Motion:  Eclectic Collection

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Presented by: Forward Motion Dance Company Forward Motion Dance Company celebrates dance with Thalian Hall’s 160th anniversary as an historic venue for theatre and dance since 1858.  Hurricane Florence was an unwelcome guest, and among the disrupted lives, trees, and events was our performance, scheduled for the very weekend she hovered over our community. Fortunately, we are able to announce our event is rescheduled, for one night only, October 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm.  Download our latest Flyer HERE! 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 …

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 …

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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 …