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Unique theater and dance performances will take to the High Country stage this summer | The music

BOONE, NC – An Appalachian summer festival is proud to present unique works of theater and dance to captivate and inspire audiences this season. 2018 performances include Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, BODYTRAFFIC, and the North Carolina Black Repertory Company Production The legend of Buster Neal. These performances will be presented at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts and the Valborg Theater on the campus of Appalachian State University.

The festival offers a free child ticket (17 and under) with the purchase of an adult ticket for the theatre, dance and classical music programming of the 2018 season.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet – Wednesday July 11
8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

With its bold vision, innovative repertoire and virtuoso dancers, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) is recognized as one of the nation’s leading touring contemporary ballet companies. A European sensibility mixed with American athleticism forges ASFB’s aesthetic, as the company has come to embody the contemporary-classical genre. ASFB’s adventurous repertoire, ranging from the accessible to the sophisticated, resonates with energy and eclecticism.

The performance includes that of Jiri Kylian Return to Strange Land, a work consisting of four heartbreaking pieces for solo piano written by composer Leos Janacek. Fernando Melo plays with perspective in his floor work dream game followed by the funny and playful Cayetano Soto Huma Rojocommissioned for the company’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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BODY CIRCULATION – Saturday July 28
8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Appointed “the company of the future” by the Joyce Theater Foundation, Dance Magazine 25 to watch and The best of culture by the Los Angeles Times, BODY CIRCULATION has risen to the forefront of the concert dance world. With its versatile repertoire, BODYTRAFFIC is internationally recognized as a bridge between new audiences and experienced dance enthusiasts with works from today’s most distinctive choreographic voices such as Kyle Abraham, Hofesh Shechter, Barak Marshall, Richard Siegal and Victor Quijada, among others.

The representation includes The new 45, choreographed by Richard Siegal, which premiered in 2008 at the Athens International Dance Festival. by Joshua L. Peugh A tower of light was inspired by the rare “green flash” that occurs just before the sun disappears from view at sunset is followed by an excerpt from Fragile Dwellings by Stijn Celis, dedicated to the homeless Los Angelinos, based on a dialogue with silence and emptiness. Finally, Richard Siegal o2Joy pays homage to American jazz standards through and expresses pure joy through music and movement.

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North Carolina Black Repertoire Company: The legend of Buster Neal
friday july 20
2 p.m., 8 p.m., Valborg Theater

Written and directed by Jackie Alexander, production of The North Carolina Black Repertory Company The legend of Buster Neal tells the story of four generations of African American men and the challenges each face. When a fearless civil rights activist reappears 60 years after his supposed death, he is faced with his ultimate challenge, his great-great-grandson. This powerful drama questions the true definition of manhood and examines the meaning of inheritance, friendship and fatherhood.

About the North Carolina Black Repertory Company – The North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NCBRC), North Carolina’s only professional black theater company, exposes diverse audiences to classic and new African American drama, while developing the talents of future performers through its Teen Theater program. Together. The NCBRC is universally recognized for its international outreach program, The National Black Theater Festival ® (NBTF). Presented every odd year, the festival hosts more than 120 performances, attracts more than 65,000 visitors to Winston-Salem, and has contributed approximately $220 million to Winston-Salem’s economy since its inception in 1989.

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Tickets: With tickets ranging in price from $5 to $55, as well as several free events, the festival offers residents and visitors unique opportunities to create artistic experiences to suit their artistic tastes and budget. Buy five adult tickets, in any combination, and receive 10% off. This discount on “Pick 5” tickets only applies to purchases at the ticket office or by phone. Discount cannot be applied to online orders, movies, or student/kid tickets. The festival offers a free child ticket (17 and under) with the purchase of an adult ticket for theatre, dance and classical music. To purchase tickets, call or visit the Schaefer Center box office at 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046. Tickets can also be purchased online at

About an Appalachian summer festival: Presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts and Culture Programs, this annual celebration of the performing and visual arts is held each July at venues across the university campus and features an eclectic and diverse mix of music, dance , theatre, visual arts and film. programming. An Appalachian Summer Festival began in 1984 as a chamber music series and retains strong roots in classical music, combined with a variety of other programs to suit almost any taste and artistic preference. With an audience of 27,000, the festival has been named one of the “Top Twenty Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society in recent years.

Corporate sponsors of the festival: Westglow Resort and Spa, McDonald’s de Boone, Mast General Store, Goodnight Brothers, Boone Area Visitors Bureau, Sky Best Communications, Appalachian Home Care, Scholars Bookshop at the University Bookstore, Panoramic Hospitality, Holiday Inn Express-Boone, Hampton Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Peabody’s Wine & Beer Merchants, Chetola Resort and Creekside Electronics

Festival Media Sponsors: WBTV, WCYB, Charter Media, Our State Magazine, Creative Loafing Charlotte, YES! WeeklyWinston-Salem Journal, Greensboro News & Record, WNC Magazine, High Country Radio, WHKY AM 1290, WDAV 89.9FM, WFDD 88.5FM and WASU 90.5FM.