January 30 – February 15, 2020
701 N Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Tickets: $27 plus
Artistic Director Hope Muir introduces two exciting artistic voices to Charlotte audiences– choreographer Duane Cyrus and Resident Choreographer of The Nashville Ballet, Christopher Stuart. In addition, just announced following last season’s Choreographic Lab, company dancer Chelsea Dumas will have a new work commissioned and added to the program.
All three choreographers will embark on creations for the company inspired by The Mint Museum’s upcoming exhibition “Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint.”
Duane Cyrus: A performing and creative artist whose work is rooted in Black American and Caribbean culture, Cyrus is Director of the performing and visual art collective Theatre of Movement and a professor at UNC Greensboro. He danced with the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, among others.
Christopher Stuart: Resident Choreographer of The Nashville Ballet, Stuart’s deep experience as a dancer and performer at Nashville Ballet has helped him articulate his unique choreographic voice through improvising and exploring different forms of movement. His many recognitions include 2016 New York Choreographic Institute Fellowship and the 2010 Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship.
Chelsea Dumas: Charlotte Ballet dancer and Choreographic Lab participant Dumas sees her first commission for the company after the success of her work Sonnet 116 in last summer’s Lab. Under the guidance and mentorship of Artistic Director Muir, Dumas’ development as a choreographer has been extended to this collaboration with Studio Drift and The Mint Museum.
Innovative Works takes place at the Center for Dance on North Tryon, in Charlotte Ballet’s intimate 200-seat black box theater. Each performance features a meet-and-greet with company dancers upon conclusion. Free parking is available across Tryon St.
Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.