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The 20th Annual ARTS SENSATION! A Benefit Performance for Plastic Ocean Project

Thalian Hall Main Stage 310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington

The 20th Annual Arts Sensation returns to the Thalian Hall Main Stage to showcase lively and entertaining local talent for a music and dance spectacular! This year's beneficiary is Plastic Ocean Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based out of Wilmington, NC, whose mission is to attain science-based solutions to the plastic pollution crisis that inspire all to make informed choices to improve human and environmental health. With a vision of a world free of plastic pollution, POP works with storytellers, artists, writers, and film-makers to communicate issues to a wider audience, conducts scientific research to learn about plastic pollution, find solutions, and educate others to implement science-based solutions through collaborations with fellow scientists, stakeholders, businesses, and political leaders. Musical entertainment is by singer and songwriter Ava Johnson from Wilmington, NC. She performs throughout eastern North Carolina and recently was in France at several clubs on Jazz Row (Rue des Lombards) in Paris and in the Bordeaux region. Ava grew up training in voice and piano and began releasing her own music in 2018. Her influences include Nina Simone, Norah Jones, Adele, Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, Rufus Wainwright and Rhiannon Giddens. Arts Sensation also brings a deluge of dance creations from many genres. Dancers from the ...


Sunset Cocktail Party at The Penthouse

The Penthouse 2 North Front Street Suite 9, Wilmington

Sunday, March 24 from 6 to 9 pm 2 North Front Street Suite 9, Wilmington, NC Forward Motion Dance is back at The Penthouse  and the sunset views are spectacular!  $25 Per Person Drink Specials and Light Hors d’oeuvres Live Music By Billy Barwick Tickets can be purchased from any Forward Motion Dance board member, or email -- space is limited, so be sure to reserve yours today! Proceeds benefit Forward Motion Dance Company in support of 2024 performances at Thalian Hall Main Stage Find out more about FMD and the upcoming 20th Annual ARTS SENSATION! at our website:

DANCE AUDITION for the 20th Annual ARTS SENSATION Benefit Performance

The Dance Element 7211 Ogden Business Lane Suite 205, Wilmington

Saturday, March 23, 2024, 2:30 pm at The Dance Element 7211 Ogden Business Lane Wilmington, NC 28411 Forward Motion Dance Company’s 20th Annual ARTS SENSATION Benefit Performance  is Friday, April 26, 2024 at 7:30 pm at Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts Mainstage, to benefit the Plastic Ocean Project, a local non-profit organization. Interested dancers, choreographers of all genres (classical, jazz, hip hop, modern, tap, ballroom, cultural dance) are welcome.   COMPLETED WORK, INCLUDING COSTUMES, IS REQUIRED 6 minutes maximum length. Piece must be “family friendly”. For more information please call (910) 232-8151  or visit