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Event Date(s)
7:30 PM EST
Thursday, November 16
Thalian Main

A festival tradition, Dance-a-lorus pushes boundaries by pairing filmmakers and choreographers for an exploration of film and dance. This live stage event encourages collaboration as a fundamental form of creative expression. From abstraction to documentary, film and choreography come together in an experimental showcase of the region’s most talented artists.

Personal Bubble

Ace McColl / Taylor Kinser / Laura Asherman

What does it mean to make elbow room for yourself when space is a commodity? Explore our ever-changing relationship with physical space, from unwanted incursions by a stranger to the spatial necessities of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Terra Firma

Sandra Portal-Andreu

An audience-engaged performance that shares the teachings of our native neighbors. Betty Osceola of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida invites us to take in the rich traditions that are passed down through generations.

A New Aura

Megan Womanship / Eudaimonia

When a disturbing experience occurs, a group of people must find empowerment within, while cycling through emotional stages of trauma, in order to heal and be happy again.

Amaru in Heaven 

Roxana Barba

In Andean cosmology, the square has metaphysical significance as it represents the beginning point of geometric forms and cosmic concepts. This solo dance explores the meaning and relationship between geometrical figures that cycle through each other in Andean iconography.

Moxy Martini

Linda Larson / Patrick Ogelvie

Four dancers navigate a filmic apartment and animated lounge to Caro Emerald’s hybrid swing stylings. Comic interactions & athletic exchanges are woven with neo-mid-century modern animation, for a frenzy of libation madness.

Happiness Is

Kate Muhlstein / Harris Muhlstein

If you choose to look at only the small ordinary moments, you will see no life is ordinary. Life is precious and beautiful. Love and happiness.

Reflections in Motion

Alexis Collinsworth / Natalie DeRogatis

Brooklyn’s lifelong love for dance clashes with her monotonous 9-5 job and unfulfilling relationship. Longing for change, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, encountering a new friend who shares her passion for dance.

Choke the Cape

Kevin Lee-Y Green / Techmoja Dance

“We will never surrender to a ragged raffle of Negroes, even if we have to choke the Cape Fear River with carcasses…”

Spoken by Alfred Waddell, an American politician and a white supremacist, who was responsible for leading the coup of 1898 that claimed the lives of Black residents in Wilmington, NC.


Wells Jackson / Brooks Jackson

A story about illness, familial responsibility, and perseverance. A mother shows strength to her children in extremely tough times. One day the child may have to return the favor.

Diversity Rocks

Kim Henry / Theatre For All

As a dance company made up of individuals with a range of abilities, shapes, sizes and colors, TFADC combines poetry, music & dance to celebrate diversity, shattering stereotypes & reframing who we expect to see on stage.

Yūgen (yoo-gehn)

Madeleine Pautier

(n.) A profound awareness of the universe which evokes feelings that are inexplicably deep and too mysterious for words. Explore the mysteries of the universe as water is combined with an airy lightness of hope and wonder.

What Makes You…

Sue Meier, Michael Frederick, Simba D’Meza and Ava Onate

According to psychologist Robert Pluchik, humans can experience 34,000 unique emotions, but ordinarily only eight primary emotions: anger, fear, sadness, joy, disgust, surprise, trust and anticipation. What causes one person to be joyful, may not have the same effect on another.

Proudly sponsored by The Wilson Center.