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Celebrating Dance and Each Other

Join us for a weekend uniting former Carolina Friends School dancers and the community that celebrated them during their early years, April 8-9. 

This event is organized by Annie Dwyer and Carrie Huff, emceed by Austin Campion '02 and Clay Neigher '01, and featuring the following alumni dancers: Rebecca Drake ’94, Jess Shell ’97, Hana Ginsburg Tirosh ’00, Jessica Harris ’00, Rosita Adamo Wright ’04, Jasmine Powell ’04, Aubrey Griffith-Zill ’05, Leah Wilks ’05, Alison Kibbe ’08, Jessica Alexander ’13, Jaylan Watson ’16, Elise Cumberbatch '19, and Hannah Porterfield Winstead '19. All events are open to all; no tickets or advance registration is required.

PERFORMANCES

Performing Arts Center, Main Campus

Tentative Performance Order:

  • Site specific dance in front of the PAC- Rebecca Drake '94
  • Jess Shell '97
  • Elise Cumberbatch '19 and Hannah Porterfield Winstead '19
  • Jessica Harris '00
  • Jaylan Watson '16
  • Hana Ginsburg Tirosh '00
  • Jessica Alexander '13
  • Jasmine Powell '04 (Saturday only)
  • Rosita Adamo Wright '04
  • Alison Kibbe '08
  • Aubrey Griffith-Zill '05
  • Leah Wilks '05
  • Finale, with slideshow and live drumming and improvisational score by Beverly Botsford

FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 7:00 PM

Pre-performance music by Dave Henderson ’05, Matthew Rubin ’06, Spencer Woodman ’05, and Tim Wells ’86 (begins approximately 6:15 pm); Post-performance music by Leia Gaskin-Sadiku Rollins ’09

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2:00 PM

Pre-performance music by Carter Hodge ’14 and Maddie Fisher (begins approximately 1:15 pm); Post-performance music by Jennifer Curtis ’96

 

LIVING ARTS DANCE WAVE

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 11:00 AM

Center Performance Space or Outside

Facilitated by Aubrey Griffith-Zill '05 and friends of Living Arts Collective; Music woven by: Matthew Young '95

  • Take care of your body and move in whatever range of movement feels good to you. Big, fast, small, slow…
  • All ages welcome! Especially kids and elders!
  • For everyBODY - no previous experience necessary
  • This is an opportunity to share an authentic nourishing environment with the CFS community and beyond.

Living Arts Dancewaves strives to create an inclusive space for people to move freely and express themselves creatively. Participants may experience the euphoria of music, rhythm, and connection with themselves, others, and their environment. Over the course of 60 minutes, curated music is woven together in a wave format- starting slow, building to a peak, and then returning to stillness.

Dancewaves are a versatile activity that is inclusive of all ages, physical bodies, cultural backgrounds, identities, and dance abilities. We strive to create a space that is welcoming to all.
We are an intentional, radically-inclusive, LGBTQ+, multiracial, and multicultural community for healing and wellness through movement.

Move, rest and be as you feel called.