Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre (ACDT) is a non-profit professional dance company created in 1979. We believe that everyone is a dancer and through art and inspiration, the company illuminates the points of intersection that exist on both intellectual and emotional levels, and our diverse repertory reflects both traditional and experimental forms of modern dance.

The BeBe Theater is a cozy and intimate black box theater. Most of ACDT’s shows are created and premiered in this venue. The theater is also rented out to other arts organizations for their performances. The theater is a very busy place with over 100 performances a year.

The White Dog ProjectX International is the professional international touring program of the ACDT. The White Dog ProjectX links Asheville to the International art scene by creating original dance dramas in collaboration with foreign companies, choreographers, dancers, musicians and artists; by bringing foreign artists, teachers and performers to Asheville; and by sending native dancers and artists abroad.

“Salad Barre: A Dance Feast”

A Spring production offering a variety of dance genres in an evening length performance.

Join us for a dance feast not-to-miss! Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater presents an evening of inventive choreography in a variety of dance genres created by ACDT dancers as well as guest artists.


Presented by the Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre with guest dance artists.

  • Jenni Cockrell of Strange Daughters Butoh will perform two Butoh solos exploring female symbol and stereotype.
  • Sharon Cooper’s piece is inspired by the Hottentot Venus and deals with exploitation, power, control and destruction.
  • Amy Hamilton’s Cendre is an excerpt from a larger work and is danced by a quartet of teenagers. It is a meditation on the cavities left behind in the ash from those who died in Pompeii.
  • Megan Jackson presents a tap solo with a new technique, looping sound and rhythm for a unique tap experience.
  • Abby Keller is an energetic flamenco dancer currently based out of New Mexico.
  • Sara Keller’s modern dance work has a supportive community feeling with seven dancers creating pathways in space.
  • Kathy Leiner presents Dis-card, a multi-media collaboration with a photographer
  • Lynne Harty and musician Tom Leiner, which explores the emotional and physical concepts surrounding who/what we discard in life.
  • Jaime McDowell’s tongue-in-cheek modern dance piece reveals the secrets of a childhood friend’s diary

Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 at 8pm

The BeBe Theater, 20 Commerce St., Asheville, 28801

$15 in advance and $17 at the door

For tickets or more information, contact:  ACDT at 828-254-2621 or email