ACDT Performances

XOCHI and POPOCA: An Aztec Legend

Every culture has a Romeo and Juliet love story, even the pre-Hispanic cultures.Popoca and Xochi are the Aztec Romeo and Juliet who were denied their love while alive, but destined to spend eternity together. Now, as two snow covered volcanoes that set the backdrop for Mexico City, Popoca And Xochi, as they are affectionately called, are the symbol of love everlasting.

ACDT Junior company and students of the New Studio of Dance in collaboration with JenBen Media bring this colorful Aztec legend to life with music and dance. Look for fantastic sets and costumes as well as refreshing innovative choreography beautifully performed by children as well as young adults. Appropriate for all ages.

When: May 26, 27, 28 and June 2, 3, 4 at 7PM / May 29 and June 5 at 2PM
Where: BeBe Theatre
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Inside, Not Out

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Who: Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre/ ACDT & The BeBe Theatre

What: “Inside, Not Out”- A Re-Opening of the BeBe Theatre and in person Modern Dance

Where: BeBe Theatre- 20 Commerce St. Asheville, NC 28801

When: August 27th, 28th, and 29th  at 7:30pm

How Much: $20- General Admission; $18 to Students and Seniors purchased online at or call at 855-222-2849

Masks as well as proof of vaccination or negative Covid test is needed to enter the theatre.

Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre has been busy during the Covid 19 Pandemic! Dancing together, but separately in creeks, rainfall, parking decks, parks, factories, forests and just about anywhere there was an open space available for four to eight dance artists. Now ACDT is ready to greet a live audience to share some its newest and most innovative choreography created by Sharon Cooper, Melissa Wilhoit, and Susan Collard in their favorite black box theatre- the “BeBe”. The intimate, little theatre has been closed for almost a year and a half. Now with limited seating of 27 seats per performance and multiple high quality air filters, the theatre is ready…. set… go!

This collaboratory event will include not only high quality modern dance but an opportunity to meet the dancers and choreographers who have been developing their artistic skills for this exciting event. Each piece is unique in its content addressing social issues through movement and music.

Giles Collard, John Crutchfeild, Edwin Salas, Raj Bowers-Racine, and Sky McDowell will perform “Boys Toys”- a humorous look at adult men at play; which will be a highlight to the program.

ACDT has been performing locally and abroad for 42 years with a history of innovative, fine-tuned choreography.

Now see ‘Inside, Not Out’- ACDT’s newest work in the beloved BeBe theatre; safe and socially distant- tickets on sale August, 1st 2021! Limited Seating. Masks as well as proof of vaccination or negative Covid test is needed to enter our theatre. (TuTu Tix)


Based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen performed by the students of New Studio of Dance and ACDT.

Directed by: Susan and Giles Collard

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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.