Event day Details : Saturday September 30, 2017

10 am-noon 

Technical Rehearsal

The public is invited to observe the Technical Rehearsal on Saturday September 30th from 10-noon, a practice run through of the evening concert to be presented on stage in early evening. This educational experience will allow for questions and answers in an effort to establish a platform for deeper understanding of the dance works to be performed. A liaison of the Festival will give an introduction, share background information about the production and what it takes to produce a show. Some of the performers and staff members will be available for a Q&A. 


1 pm-4 pm 

Tour in Motion

A Tour in Motion is a guided walking tour, beginning at the top of each hour, with 4 locations presenting short site specific dance works, showcasing various dance styles in intimate outdoor settings throughout Joyner Park. This immersive experience will explore the mobility of a dance performance and the capability of a dance artist to be inspired by an outdoor location to create a site specific dance work. 


5:00-6:30 Pm 

Festival Concert

The Culminating Festival Concert will feature national and regional professional dancers from the Wake Forest dance community, Theatre of Movement (Greensboro), Gaspard&Dancers (Durham), Renay Aumiller Dances (Durham), Movement Migration (Charlotte), along with former dancers with the Martha Graham Dance Company and Carolina Ballet. 

The Festival is thrilled to present Lamentation (1930), one of the most iconic and celebrated solos choreographed by Martha Graham which will be performed by guest artist Miki Orihara. The event will also present Serenata Morisca (1916), a solo created by one of the pioneers of modern dance, Ted Shawn, which will be performed by Masha Dashkina Maddux. 

The event will also feature rising advanced students from local dance institutions including dance department of Meredith College along with advanced students of Destiny Dance Institute, Wake Forest Academy of Fine Arts, Dance Attic, Franklin Academy and Get in 5th Productions.