THEATRE OF MOVEMENT
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Newsletter vol. 2 Winter 2017
Newsletter vol. 1 Spring 2017
Theatre of Movement is a performing and visual arts collective led by Duane Cyrus that presents the diverse artistic voices of American culture.
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Feb 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2018 from 6:30-8pm
Master Class w/Clarice Young
Caldcleugh Cultural Center 1700 Orchard St. Greensboro
PERFORMANCE DATES 2018
*Feb 16-18 Time TBA––HERO COMPLEXITIES @ Duke University. Collegium for African Diaspora Dance
*Feb 21 Time TBA––CACE Conference @UNCG ELLIOTT UNIV CENTER
*March 22, 2018 Time TBA––Ted Ex Performance @Van Dyke Space
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Theatre of Movement supports a range of works by many different artists. This segment of our website will regularly feature selected artists and their work. Please contact us if you would like to have you work considered for a feature
, is an evening length dance and video installation created by Duane Cyrus that is inspired by the heroic acts of Charles W. David Jr., a Caribbean-American United States Coast Guardsman who lost his life helping to save nearly 100 drowning servicemen in the icy waters off Greenland during World War II. It investigates the possible confluence of questions surrounding themes of rescue, self-sacrifice, and heroism when black male bodies are positioned in hegemonic spaces. What does it mean to be problem and savior at the same time? And how do contemporary black bodies negotiate the dynamics that arise when intention meets perception?
THEATRE OF MOVEMENT
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.
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