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Bobbi, Hope, and Shamel: An Evening with Three Dance Trailblazers

Dancers and choreographers Bobbi Jene Smith, Hope Boykin, and Shamel Pitts will perform new works at Carolina Performing Arts on May 21, 2021.

Registration for this event closes at 12 PM EDT on May 21. Available on-demand for all ticketholders for 72 hours, beginning on May 21, 2021 at 7:30 PM EDT. Register at carolinaperformingarts.org

Suggested ticket donation (per household) is $15. Tickets available starting at $0.

During the COVID-19 crisis, working artists have been integral to inspiring us, helping us process grief and uncertainty, and reminding us of the light at the end of the tunnel. Their power in this time represents a microcosm of the invaluable role they play in society.

On May 21, Carolina Performing Arts will digitally premiere three new dance works by trailblazing artists who have made an indelible impact on the CPA community: Bobbi Jene Smith (Batsheva Dance Company), Hope Boykin (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), and Shamel Pitts (TRIBE, Batsheva Dance Company).

This virtual event features the world premieres of new dance pieces created by these artists and commissioned by CPA, interspersed with conversation on process, performance, and the road ahead. Each of the featured choreographers are at exciting turning points in their careers, and the works reveal their unique perspectives on process and creation, culminating in performances that will resonate with audiences across a spectrum of life experiences. These daring works ask provocative questions about surrender and submission; vulnerability, race, and gender; and the uncharted terrain of new parenthood. This virtual event will also feature the artists in conversation on their process, performance, and the road ahead.

Learn more about each dance work and choreographer and register at carolinaperformingarts.org

Runtime: approximately 90 minutes. Recording of CPA virtual events is not permitted. Registration for this event closes at 12 PM EDT on April 8, 2021. If you have questions or concerns related to accessibility, please contact us. You can also check out our livestream events guide.

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