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Communique: "Arts In Motion" Features "Coin" Composition By Julia Walker Jewell

Tracey Varga & Julia Walker Jewell

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Julia Walker Jewell

Forward Motion Dance presents its annual collaborative showcase this weekend-Cape Fear Arts in Motion: Duets, Pirouettes, and Vignettes. Director of the show, Tracey Varga, joined us in the studio and we mainly talked about the live music element. A flute trio, violinist Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi, and soprano Nancy King are performing with the dancers, plus Julia Walker Jewell is playing an original piano piece called The Dance of the Coin. Listen above to hear about how Varga approached choreography for this piece and Jewell's intention with it.

Cape Fear Arts in Motion: Duets, Pirouettes, and Vignettes. Friday & Saturday, September 16 & 17, 7:30pm at Thalian Hall Mainstage.

Company dancers Ashley Barnes, Nicole Dalier, Kaitlin Davis, Bonnie Dixon, and Becky Spivey are 

Credit Scotty Bethuna
Forward Motion Dancers

performing, along with guest dancers Anna Bettendorf, Qaadir Hicks, Emily Lawler, Linda Webb, Elizabeth White, and McCall White. Teen dancers from Dreams, The Dance Cooperative, The Dance Element, and The Wilmington School of Ballet premiere a piece choreographed by Varga set to music by Peter Gabriel and featuring a film by visual artist Patrick Ogelvie. Linda Webb and Qaadir Hicks dance to "Flutes en Vacances" from composer Jacques Casterede. Another premier piece was choreographed by former Wilmington resident Harper Piver.

Tickets are available onlineby calling Thalian Hall at 910-632-2285, or at the door.