Theatre of Movement is a visionary performing and visual art collective that creates original, provocative, and meaningful artworks informed by research into Black American and Caribbean histories and imagery.




Duane Cyrus premieres new work for Charlotte Ballet's Innovative Works Jan 24-Feb 15:
Innovative Works 2020

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Our current featured performance works and events reflect our commitment to empowerment of women; engaging community; and historical legacy for Black people:

The Resistance Project

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Evening with the Creative Class

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Our Season Report

Theatre of Movement presents works by Duane Cyrus as well as a range of works, events, and collaborations with a range of artists from different disciplines. Please contact us to purchase or present one of our works; collaborate with us; or produce a project with us.

Highlights from the 2018-19 season include

Performances: Cyrus’s compelling dance work, Hero Complexities performed on national and international stages throughout the year including Duke University’s Nasher Museum and in St John’s Antigua.
Community Engagement: Evening with the Creative Class is our community engaged forum that brings audiences up close to the artistic experience. We looked at “Dance & Photography”; “Black Women: Social Change Agents”; and “The Body & the Camera (featuring Juel D Lane)
Arts Education: Company members DeVontee Tanner and Rashod Wells, along with Cyrus delivered an arts education curriculum for NC Arts in Action’s LEAP (Learning Excellence and Perseverance) program. We worked with 25 amazing 4th graders to explore the Civil Rights Movement!
Higher Education Residencies: Duane Cyrus choreographed Once on this Island for the incredibly talented musical theatre students at Elon University and delivered a one-week residency at Old Dominion University
Awards: Duane Cyrus received the North Carolina State Arts Council’s Choreographer Fellowship for the second time! He was also nominated for the prestigious “Bessie” award for his performance in Cynthia Oliver’s Virago Man Dem
Lectures/Speaking: Duane Cyrus was a panelist for Art as Political Action at the UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Art Summit and for the National Association of Communication Centers Conference


We hope to see you at our next event!

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The Resistance Project

The Resistance Project highlights Black women artists, scholars, entrepreneurs, and activists with empowered art work and events.
This is done through community engagement, performance, and development workshops.
Workshops include creativity & multidisciplinary art; health & wellness; personal finance; and a more equitable reading of the contributions made to American culture by Black women of African, Caribbean, and Latin descent. The Resistance Project is available to women of all ages and backgrounds.

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Director and Founder Duane Cyrus



Duane Cyrus regularly works with top-level professionals from the region as well as special guest artists with successful careers in cities like New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Cyrus’s distinctive interdisciplinary works have been seen in concerts such as “The Vital Grace Project”, “A Seat in History” and “Stars of American Dance”. In North Carolina, his performance group, Cyrus Art Production (2006-14) performed at the NC Museum of History, North Carolina Museum of Art, Carolina Theatre, Aycock Auditorium, International Civil Rights Museum, The Greensboro Cultural Arts Center, and Triad Stage among others. Abroad, the company performed and engaged audiences at the 92nd St Y, Ailey Citigroup Theatre (NYC) and as far away as Tokyo, Hiroshima and Honolulu.  As an independent artist Duane Cyrus continues to delight audiences nationally and internationally––expanding his artistic voice by presenting accessible, thought-provoking work that educates as well as entertains.