ACDT Announces It’s New Season
This is a big problem! When negative politics fill the airwaves, and the cycle of consumerism feels never-ending, we look to nature as a respite from the confusion. The natural environment offers us the building blocks for all things—the setting of society, serenity, adventure, the ability to breathe easy, life. However, the mountains, seas, wildlife, and ecosystems require our attention. If we continue to pump out plastic and transport it across the globe, smothering it with exhaust, we will kill nature and ourselves, committing suicide.
Addressing these issues, Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre has created an artistic statement to heighten awareness, premiering the original dance theatre piece “Death by Plastica.” White Dog Productions with ACDT will perform their new creation as part of the annual Day of the Dead celebration. Collaborating on this piece are choreographers Susan Collard and Nelson Reyes, designers Giles Collard and Eduardo Sosa, original music by composer Derek Dominy, and performed by ACDT Dancers and guest artists.
The evening will be full of surprises encouraging audience interaction with humor and drama. What can the audience expect? “Expect the unexpected with ACDT.” ACDT is known for its innovative dance art, this is no exception. Delving into the problem of over-consumption, over-production, and over-dependence on plastic in many ways, shapes, and forms, societies mistakes become more apparent. With awareness comes solutions. Art is the educator, art is the answer.
This show is not to be missed. Appropriate for all ages. Take this as your call to action.
Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre (ACDT) is a non-profit professional dance company created in 1979. As western North Carolina’s first professional modern dance company, they believe that everything everywhere is dance and everyone is a dancer. ACDT is devoted to local and international work, forging collaborations and partnerships between Asheville artists and dance artists from around the world.