Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Durham's Thrill of the Nerds

Durham's Thrill of the Nerds
Benefitting Communities in Schools of Durham
At the historic Hill House, 900 South Duke Street
Sunday, October 28th, 3-6pm
$6 Ages 13+, $3 Children Ages 3-12, FREE ages up to 2

Dress up the whole family, and come to enjoy live music, kid's crafts, family games, costume contest, pumpkin hunt and food, all on the lawn of the historic Hill House!
Tickets are tax-deductible and will help support the programs of Communities In Schools of Durham, helping to increase literacy rates, bring families together, help students reach graduation day and prepare them for life after high school.

Monday, October 15, 2012

27 Views of Durham

27 Views of Durham Reading and Meet the Author Session
Carolina Theatre, 309 West Morgan Street
Sunday, October 21st, 2pm

27 Views of Durham, a recently released book from Eno Publishers, is a compilation of prose and poetry about the Bull City, as written by an eclectic group of Durham denizens and luminaries. It's a lovely way to learn about Durham's past, present, and what give it such as sense of place.

For this event, Steve Schewel, founder of the Independent Weekly, will moderate readings and a discussion with Rodrigo Dorfman, Adam Sobsey, Diane Daniel, Jean Anderson, Pierce Freelon, Ceil Cleveland and, in song, Rebecca Newton with Bob Vasile

Disclosure: Eno Publishers provided Durham Socialite with a review copy of 27 Views of Durham.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fish Fry & Clam Steam to benefit KidZNotes

Durham Central Park
Friday, October 5th, 5-11pm
$10 suggestion donation / beer and food tickets for purchase

Hills to Holy Water is bringing together local bands, fresh NC Catch fish, clams, and local craft brew to the Bull City to help raise money for the students of KidZNotes, now in it’s third year of programming. So bring your blanket or chair and enjoy a good time and good food for charity. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Secrets I Never Told My Mother

Some of you may remember I wrote about an experimental art installation Secrets I Never Told My Mother back in August. That workshopped installation by LeahWilksDance and HaaStudios was a really fantastic work of art and I hope that many of you got out to see it.

For the past few months the piece has continued development and this weekend is being shown at the Trotter Building (410 West Geer Street). The final product is an art and performance piece that involves audio recordings, video, and dance. It runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00pm and is $10 advance and $15 at the door. Tickets here

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Based on interviews collected by choreographer Leah Wilks, “Secrets I Never Told My Mother” uses video design, audio documentary, and the movement of five dancers to explore the practice of secret- keeping, and the societal expectations and human reasoning that accompany it.

“Secrets I Never Told My Mother” has been collaboratively developed by choreographer Leah Wilks and a quintet of Triangle-based professional dancers (Nicola Bullock, Erin Casanega,Toni Craige, Lindsay Grey Leonard, and Meg Ralston-Asumendi)  over a months-long process. Initially inspired by audio interviews, the soundscape incorporates snippets of these interviews with original music composed and recorded by Kaitlin Houlditch-Fair, Adam Lindquist, Will Ridenour and Elysse Thebner. 

Augmenting the live performance is a stunning projection design by video artist Jon Haas, using the cutting-edge projection software ‘Isadora.’ This new technology allows for innovative interactivity between live performance and digital design, and the projection design has been developed in tandem with the choreography.

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