Though it is the last day of classes for the semester, Marquise Hudson, chairman of the performing arts committee of the Carolina Union Activities Board, said that the back-to-back concerts are just a coincidence.
The Visualizing Human Rights Anti-Conference isn’t a stuffy meeting with professors, politicians, data and charts. It’s an all-day event using performance, multimedia and art to tell the stories of people fighting for human rights around the world.
In its first four years, Carolina Performing Arts paid for the production of 15 premiere performances. Tonight, the Philadelphia Dance Company, called PHILADANCO, will perform “Watching Go By, The Day,” — the first commissioned performance since 2009 and the only one this season.
Paperhand, a Saxapahaw-based group of puppeteers, has brought larger-than-life puppets to the outdoor Forest Theatre each summer for 12 years. This weekend, Paperhand will finish the summer’s month-long run of “The Serpent’s Egg” at the Forest Theatre with five shows, including one on Labor Day.
New York City may be the center of the theater universe, but members of the city’s Ground UP Productions keep coming back to Chapel Hill. The theater company was started in 2005 by a group of five N.C. natives — almost all UNC alumni.
In 1791, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s classic opera “Die Zauberflöte” — “The Magic Flute” — premiered two months before his death. Tonight, UNC Opera will perform the opera in the recently renovated Playmakers Theatre. Saturday night’s performance will feature a different cast, which UNC Opera director Terry Rhodes said is not common practice for the ensemble.
Ellen Ciompi is a surgical nurse in the UNC Hopsital system, but she takes time to kick up her heels as a cabaret singer. And though cabaret—style isn’t the risqué burlesque that people might think, Ciompi still thinks its a show worth seeing.
These aren’t the Muppets. “Woyzeck on the Highveld,” which will be performed at Memorial Hall tonight and Saturday, tells the story of class distinction, insanity and murder — all through the use of puppets.
Two rival gangs, fighting for the identity of a city. No, this isn’t “West Side Story.” This is Cirque Eloize’s “iD,” a modern mix of circus, dance and stunts exploring public identity.
The Jazz Loft Project, a new exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, recalls the American jazz scene in the 1950s and 60s in a series of photographs and recordings taken from a man’s New York City apartment.
Kaleidoscope Fashion Magazine will host their fifth-annual fashion show. “College Dream” — inspired by Katy Perry’s hit song “Teenage Dream” — will feature bright and wild fashions, cupcakes and candy.