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A weekend of dance

The North Carolina Dance Festival, fresh off its performances in Boone, bounds into Greensboro this weekend.

Performances will be Nov. 4-5, 2011, at 8 p.m. each evening in Aycock Auditorium.

The North Carolina Dance Festival, now in its 21st year, is an annual showcase of dance that tours the state, bringing audiences the best choreography from within North Carolina. Organized to to celebrate the work of North Carolina’s own artists, the Greensboro concerts of the NC Dance Festival are produced jointly by the Dance Project and UNCG. The festival’s founder and producer is Dr. Jan Van Dyke (UNCG Dance Department), profiled in last week’s CW Spotlight.

  • Work by Robin Gee (Greensboro), Courtney Greer (Raleigh), Caroline Calouche (Charlotte), Lindsey Kelly (Asheville), and Gary Taylor (Festival Ballet Company, Winston-Salem) will be performed on Friday, Nov. 4.
  • Work by Jen Guy Metcalf (Greensboro), Helen Simoneau (Winston-Salem), Natalie Marrone (Raleigh), Diego Schoch (Durham), and Karla Coghill (Sidelong Dance Company, Winston-Salem) will be performed on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Tickets: $18 general admission; $14 seniors, children, students; $9 UNCG students with valid ID. For groups of 10 or more, tickets are $8 apiece.

In addition, the festival will present a free Intermediate/Advanced modern dance class taught by festival artist Diego Carrasco Schoch Saturday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m at the Greensboro Cultural Center’s Studio 323. For more information about Diego and the festival, visit www.ncdancefestival.org or www.ncdancefestival.wordpress.com.

Caroline Calouche photo by Michael Church