Compiled by Bernie Petit
Now in its eighth year, the Charlotte Dance Festival presents two days of performances and classes with local and national professional dance companies and choreographers Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, for CLT Dance Weekend.
Dance Charlotte performances will run both nights of the festival at 8 p.m. at the Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Performances will feature a juried selection of performers and the CDF Repertory Ensemble in a new work by New York-based contemporary hip-hop choreographer Jennifer Archibald. Tickets are $7-$20.
A variety of Master Classes for dancers of all ages and levels, including several for local professionals, will take place Saturday at Spirit Square, 345 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Class offerings range from jazz and ballet to contemporary and Afro-fusion. Classes are $10-$15 per class.
At 5 p.m. Saturday, Charlotte Emerging Dance Awards (CEDA) will bring together area youth dance programs at Booth Playhouse to perform and experience a professional festival atmosphere.
Dance Charlotte! Performers
Bodiography Contemporary Ballet / Maria Caruso (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
d a n a h b e l l a DanceWorks (Pulaski, Va.)
THE MARK/Arlynn Zachary (Charlotte)
Linda Thompson (Charlotte) – 48 Hour Project Winner
Warped Dance Co. (Sheboygan, Wis.)
CDF Rep Ensemble / Jennifer Archibald (Charlotte/New York)
4thright dance company (Charlotte)
CDF Repertory Ensemble Dancers
Audrey Baran, Caroline Calouche, Amanda Floyd, Val Ifill, Alex Lieberman, Elizabeth Sanford, Mackenzie Smith, Ashlea Sovetts and Britney Stevenson