Sarah Council Dance Projects (SCDP) and PLEXUS|dance come together to present SHELTER, and evening of dance exploring displacement, boundaries and the concept of home on Friday Oct. 7 and Saturday Oct. 8 in Charlotte.
SHELTER includes three works that examine the vulnerability of home. When boundaries are penetrated and borders crossed, or when home is lost all together, how do we adapt and settle? Where and how do we find meaning through displacement?
Creating emotionally driven works that are multi-layered and articulate, Sarah Council Dance Projects will present two works, Dislocate and Staring at Stones.
Dislocate, recipient of the NC Dance Alliance/NC Dance Festival 2016 New Works Award, is a quartet centered on themes of loss, perception and paradigm shifts. Inspired by interviews SCDP gathered from international refugees relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina, Dislocate, is a physical inquiry into stories of courage, expectation, disappointment and sacrifice. Staring at Stones takes a closer look at Council’s southern roots and personal history by exploring the culture, music, and poetry of the Appalachian Mountains, through the eyes of the hard working women who called these hills their home.
Under the artistic direction of Juliana Tilbury, PLEXUS|dance creates works that are highly physical and deeply moving. PLEXUS/dance will premiere Four Walls with special guest artist E.E. Balcos.
Four Walls is an excavation of sacred space, a looking hole into the vulnerable nature and permeable borders of this sensitive structure that serves to protect. Like any other relationship, our relationship to our sacred space is fluidly evolving and subject to circumstance. How do we react in the face of outside forces that invade or disturb? Can we maintain our sacred space while remaining vulnerable and open to the world?
The concert will feature original music created by Carla Gover, Teerapat Parnmongkol, Anna Roberts-Gevalt, Dennis Shafer and Mike Wall.
The performances will take place at The Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square. Tickets are $20 ($16 for students and seniors) and are available at the door or online at www.blumenthalarts.org. The Duke Energy Theater at Spirit square is located at 345 North College St. Charlotte, NC 28202