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NCDA/NCDF New Works Award

The NC Dance Alliance is collaborating with the NC Dance Festival (NCDF) to offer a new choreography award.  NC Choreographers may submit a work in progress or a proposal for a new work, to be performed in one NCDF tour stop. The selected choreographer will be expected to present their work in progress in the NC Dance Alliance’s Spring 2016 Dance Swap, and an informal artist talk sponsored by Dance Project, in addition to the NCDF Tour stop.  The selected choreographer will be awarded the NCDA/NCDF New Works Award of $500 for the creation of the work, and will receive payment ($450) for one performance on the NCDF statewide tour.

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About the 2016 NCDA/NCDF New Works Award Artist:  Sarah Council

Sarah CouncilSarah Council is the artistic director of Sarah Council Dance Projects (SCDP). SCDP has performed and taught extensively though out New York City and the east coast region. SCDP has been presented at NYC venues such as The Green Building, The 92nd St. Y, The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, The Flea Theater, The Secret Theater, The LABA Theater, The Riverside Theatre, Green Space, Triskelion Arts, Topaz Arts among others and also at Dance Place (DC), The Jack Guidone Theater (DC), Franklin Marshall University (PA),Glema Mahr Center for the Arts (KY) and Jacksonville Episcopal School (FL). SCDP has received support from the Queens Council on the Arts, The Puffin Foundation and The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Dislocate is a mulit-sectioned group work centered on themes of loss, perception and paradigm shifts. Inspired by the experiences of international refugee families relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina, Dislocate, is a physical inquiry into stories of courage, expectation, disappointment and sacrifice. In this thought provoking work, dancers will navigate physical and emotional spaces; searching out moments of synchronicity, balance and connection in a shifting, off kilter environment.

Photo credits: Head shot- Sarah Seehafer, Dance shot- Corey Melton

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