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UNCSA’S WINTER DANCE TO SHOWCASE BOLD COLLABORATION BETWEEN 

ACCLAIMED CHOREOGRAPHER WAYNE MCGREGOR’S RANDOM DANCE 

AND MORE THAN 100 STUDENTS

Additional Works Include “Concerto” by Lucinda Childs, “Raymonda” by Petipa and a new work by Alumnus Juel Lane

Performances February 20th through 22nd at 7:30 pm and February 23rd at 2 pm at the Stevens Center. Tickets $13-15. (336) 721-1945


WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The School of Dance and the School of Design & Production at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts present Winter Dance, an ambitious program featuring a world premiere collaboration between students and guest artists-in-residence from Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance.

Known for its extremely rapid, highly precise choreographic style, Random Dance has earned an international reputation for its radical approach to new technology. Led by Artistic Director/ famed choreographer Wayne McGregor, the  company frequently merges film, dance, electric sound, animation and other multimedia elements with live choreography. In Winter Dance, the collaboration will involve the active participation of more than 100 UNCSA dancers and choreographers, who will premiere a  new piece developed during the company’s residency at UNCSA.

The program continues with a special production of Concerto by Lucinda Childs, Raymonda by Marius Petipa and a new work by alumnus Juel Lane. The result is a cohesive program that highlights the ingenuity and excitement of modern dance.

The performance runs February 20th through 22nd at 7:30 pm and February 23rd at 2 pm at the Stevens Center, 405 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and students.

Call the UNCSA Box Office at (336) 721-1945 for reservations, or visit www.uncsa.edu/performances to purchase tickets online.

For descriptions, details and links to the entire UNC School of the Arts 2013 - 2014 performance season online, visit www.uncsaevents.com.

About Wayne McGregor Random Dance

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance was founded in 1992 and became the instrument upon which McGregor evolved his fast and articulate choreographic style. With collaboration at the centre of his practice, McGregor has innovated new work with world class artists including composers Scanner, Jon Hopkins and Ben Frost; visual artists Mark Wallinger and rAndom International; and film-makers Jane and Louise Wilson and Ravi Deepres. Collaboration with science and technology communities has also fuelled choreography mined from radical cognitive research processes. This unique, tenacious questioning between artists and artistic mediums, across the interface of science and art, through the body and mind, has ensured that Wayne McGregor | Random Dance has remained at the forefront of contemporary arts for the past 20 years.

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance is Resident Company of Sadler's Wells, London. Wayne McGregor is Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. In January 2011, McGregor was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for Services to Dance.

About the University of North Carolina School of the Arts

As America’s first state-supported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With a high school component, UNC School of the Arts is a degree-granting institution that trains young people of talent in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design and production. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“the City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972.

For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.

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Calendar Listing

WINTER DANCE CONCERT

The Stevens Center, 405 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem, NC
February 20
th through 22nd at 7:30 pm, and February 23rd at 2 pm

Produced by the School of Dance and the School of Design & Production at UNCSA

A vivid and complex program featuring the world premiere of a new work conceived in an exciting collaboration between 100 students with resident guest artists from Random Dancethe internationally renowned -brain child of Artistic Director McGregor. The program will also feature “Concerto” by Lucinda Childs, “Raymonda” by Petipa, and a new work by alumnus Juel Lane.

MORE INFO: http://uncsaevents.com/event/31115-winter-dance-concert

WEB: www.uncsaevents.com

PHONE: 336-721-1945

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