Diana Wortham Theatre, Pack Place, Asheville NC 28801
December 5 th at 7:30 pm and December 6th at 3:00 and 7:30 pm
$27.00 general admission, $20.00 children, students and seniors $22.00
More Info: Call 828-257-4530 for reservations or additional information or visit www.dwtheatre.com
Expect the brilliantly unexpected from Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre’s fourth annual performance of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. ACDT shocked and surprised audiences last year with their original version of The Nutcracker. Though The Nutcracker might be the world’s most famous ballet, if it is being performed by ACDT you can guarantee it is something you haven’t seen before. Their version couldn’t be farther from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet. It is based on the original and much darker story written in 1816 by German author E.T.A. Hoffmann.
“I always want to go back to the original work” artistic co- director Collard says. “The characters and the story are always so much more interesting.” Take for example the King and Queen of Sausages who surprised and delighted last year’s audience with delightful humor and the party guests wrapped in gorgeous costumes dancing a wild and wonderful polka. And then there is the famous Mouse King and his lovely wife and their numerous children creating havoc all over the ballet with magical aerialists flying over head creating a surrealism to visually delight all ages.
This year’s performance features the ACDT adult company, White Dog ProjectX International, and the students of New Studio of Dance. With typical ACDT flair, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King will again prove to be a wonderful Christmas story full of adventure, courage and loyalty where love comes alive in a spectacular modern dance experience.
Legacy Butoh, in partnership with the Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, presented the 9th Annual Asheville Butoh Festival September 2014 at the BeBe Theatre in downtown Asheville.
The Festival, under the artistic direction of Julie Becton Gillum, featured internationally renowned butoh choreographer and dancer Vangeline, along with solo works by Asheville dancers Jenni Cockrell, Susan Collard, Amy Hamilton, Megan Ransmeir, and Julia Taylor. Ticketed performances and workshops open to dancers of all skill levels will be offered.
The unique art of butoh originated in post-World War II Japan as a reaction to the loss of identity caused by the westernization of Japanese culture, as well as a realization that ancient Japanese performing traditions no longer spoke to a contemporary audience. One of the major developments in contemporary dance in the latter half of the 20th century, butoh combines dance, theater, improvisation and influences of Japanese traditional performing arts to create a unique performing art form that is both controversial and universal in its expression.
“We’re so fortunate to have Vangeline as the featured artist in the Asheville Butoh Festival this year,” said Julie Gillum. “Vangeline believes that Butoh can be a vehicle for collective and individual transformation in the 21st century, and I’m eager for her to share her artistic vision, her extraordinary choreographic skills, and her mesmerizing performances, with Asheville dancers and audiences.”
LOOKING FOR FRIDA – (Jun 2014)
A Retrospective Performance of ACDT’s First 35 Years of Modern Dance
ACDT celebrated with art, music, food and dancing: Our season ended with a performance showcasing the powerful and personal choreography of Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre’s own Founder and Artistic Director Susan Collard.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND – (May 2014)
Performance by the ACDT Dance Company with students of the New Studio of Dance
ASHEVILLE FRINGE ARTS FESTIVAL – (Jan 2014)
Presented by Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre
The 11th annual city-wide winter showcase of Asheville’s adventurous and vibrant performing arts scene!
THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING – (Dec 2013)
Based on the original novella written by E.T.A. Hoffman
This Nutcracker is quirky, dramatic — and above all, fun. A wonderful family event showcasing ACDT dancers and New Studio students of all ages. Wildly imaginative holiday sets and costumes, contemporary music as well as classical — All wrapped up in one choreographic storytelling spectacle. See Photos
JUST SOME GOOD DANCE & A SUGAR SKULL – (Nov 2013)
Original choreography by ACDT ensemble and local guests
Some really good dance and Día de Muertos, with ACDT and friends.
THE DECENT WOMEN OF CALLE 58 – (Oct 2013)
Repeat production, back by popular demand
ACDT and White Dog Dance Project presented an evening of dance theatre based on the true stories of the women of Mérida’s Calle 58, whose work is the world’s ‘oldest trade’. Inspired by the work of Danish photographer and social anthropologist Christian Rasmussen. Music by Yucatecan composer Alejandro Basulto.
* Mature Audiences only
The New Studio of Dance, the official school of the Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, is committed to providing a world-class dance education to students of all ages, experience levels and backgrounds. Classes begin Tues, September 3rd, 2014.
|Creative Movement Dance||10AM – 10:45AM||Main Studio|
|Tween Co. Modern||4PM – 5PM||Main Studio|
|Jr. Co. Personal Composition||4PM – 5PM||Tap Room|
|Jr. Co. Ballet||5PM – 6:30PM||Main Studio|
|Tween Co. Group Composition||5PM – 6:30PM||Tap Room|
|Fencing Int/Adv Saber||6:30PM – 8PM||Main Studio|
|Jr. Co. Pointe||6:30PM – 7:30PM||Tap Room|
|Teen Jazz/HipHop||4PM – 5:30PM||Main Studio|
|Teen Acro/Aerial||4PM – 5:30PM||Be Be Theatre|
|Teen Ballet & Pointe||5:30PM – 7PM||Main Studio|
|Tap for Fun||5:30PM – 6:30PM||Tap Room|
|Kid’s Acro/Aerial||5:30PM – 7PM||Be Be Theatre|
|Adult Modern||7PM – 8:30PM||Main Studio|
|Fencing Beg/Int Epee||7PM – 8:30PM||Tap Room|
* Aerial Arts students will be required to take an additional dance class
|Jr. Co. Modern||4PM – 5:30PM||Main Studio|
|Tween Co. Workshop||4PM – 5:30PM||Be Be Theatre|
|Tween Co. Ballet||5:30PM – 6:30PM||Main Studio|
|Jr. Co. Group Composition||5:30PM – 7PM||Tap Room|
|Adult Modern||6PM – 7:30PM||Be Be Theatre|
|Fencing Int/Adv Foil||6:30PM – 8PM||Main Studio|
|Jr. Co. Yoga/Stretch||7PM – 8PM||Tap Room|
|Kid’s Modern II||4PM – 5PM||Main Studio|
|Kid’s Ballet I||4PM – 5PM||Tap Room|
|Jr. Co. Workshop||4PM – 6PM||Be Be Theatre|
|Kid’s Modern I||5PM – 6PM||Main Studio|
|Kid’s Ballet II||5PM – 6PM||Tap Room|
|Teen/Adult Ballet||6PM – 7:30PM||Main Studio|
|Fencing Beg/Int Foil (9-12 year olds)||4PM – 5:30PM||Main Studio|
|Fencing Beg/Int (13 years & up)||5:30PM – 7PM||Main Studio|
|Creative Movement Dance||10AM – 10:45AM||Tap Room|
|Jr. Co. & ACDT Modern||10AM – 11:30AM||Main Studio|
|Jr. Co. & ACDT Ballet||11:30AM – 1PM||Main Studio|
|No Sunday Classes||Time||Location|
|ACDT||4:30PM – 7PM||Main Studio|
Classes begin Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014. Registration Fee is $35 for the school year (non-refundable), $25 if received before August 31, 2014.
Download the Class Registration Form and mail with payment to:
ACDT | The New Studio of Dance
20 Commerce Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Office Phone- (828) 254-2621
|Dance Class Fees||Drop-in Dance Class Fees||Fencing Class Fees|
|1-hour Class: $50/month||1-hour Class: $15/single class||–|
|1.5-hour Class: $65/month||1.5-hour Class: $20/single class||1.5-hour Class: $65/month + $10/month for equipment rental|
10% Discount for Second Class*, or 10% Discount for Second Child* in a family
* (not applicable to Junior or Tween Programs)
Junior Dance Company | Multi-Class Package
$130/ month for 3.5 hours of Classes/ week (20% Savings)
Pre-Professional + Tween Dance Company| Multi-Class Package
$255/ month for 8.5 hours of Classes/ week (30% Savings)
Dance and Fencing students are required to wear proper dance wear for all classes. No over-sized T-shirts for any classes. [No dance wear = No classes]. Hair must be pulled back, off of face and neck.
|Ballet||Pink tights and pink ballet shoes|
|Modern||Footless tights or leggings & leotards|
|Jazz||Leggings & leotards|
|Fencing||White T-shirts and white sweat pants. White shoes.|
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Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre
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20 Commerce Street
Asheville, NC 28801
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20 Commerce Street
Asheville, NC 28801
On the street, metered parking is free after 6pm. The parking lot on Commerce St across from the Be Be Theatre requires pre-payment — So, do look for the attendant. Asheville City Parking Lots nearby include the Wall St and Rankin Ave Garages.