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Blumenthal Celebrates Dance featuring Twyla Tharp Dance

Feb 25 , 2017 BELK THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

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Overview

Join us for a fun-filled evening celebrating dance and the joy (and health benefits) of movement, all capped off by a performance of the internationally acclaimed Twyla Tharp Dance.

Blumenthal Celebrates Dance activities include (for ticket holders only):

  • Dance, fitness and healthy living exhibits: 6 PM – Belk Theater Lobby
  • 6:30pm – 7:15pm:  Lecture Demonstration - Booth Playhouse
    Twyla Tharp Dance former dancer and current company manager, Alexander Brady, will speak about Twyla’s choreography, style, and legacy.  Local dancer and educator, Bianca Harris, will be moderating this event.

  • 7:15pm – 7:45pm:  Nutrition Talk - Founders Room
    Certified Nutritional Therapist Helen Gardiner-Parks will speak about healthy eating for dancers.  Learn how to properly fuel and energize your body.  Her talk will focus on the importance of hydration and dealing with eating healthfully amidst a very busy schedule.

  • Performance by the world-renowned Twyla Tharp Dance: 8 PM – Belk Theater

Thanks to support from Carolinas HealthCare System, tickets are only $10 general admission, $20 reserved. This a perfect time to bring friends and family to the beautiful Belk Theater and experience one of the world’s great dance companies, while also having a chance to explore Charlotte’s own dynamic dance scene.

Charlotte Broadway fans saw Tharp’s choreography in the Broadway musical hits MOVIN’ OUT and COME FLY AWAY. Her work often uses jazz and contemporary pop scores from musical icons like Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, The Beach Boys and Frank Sinatra. Her honors include one Tony Award, two Emmy Awards, 19 honorary doctorates, the 2004 National Medal of the Arts, a MacArthur Genius Fellowship and a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor. This performance celebrates her 50th anniversary.

Blumenthal Performing Arts thanks Carolinas HealthCare System for helping us bring our community together to celebrate dance.

Planned Exhibitors at the event:

Baran Dance
Carolina Healthcare Systems
Caroline Calouche & Co
Charlotte Dance Alliance
Charlotte Repertory Dance Theatre
Charlotte Youth Ballet
Kinetic Works
Klimaxx Dance Studio
Loose Leaves Showcase
Momentum Dance
NC Dance District
Planet Ballroom
UNCC Dance Department
Xtend Barre Charlotte
Charlotte Ballet
Jena Bergin-Peters
Mufuka Works
Steps N Motion
Winthrop Dance Department

And more!

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