ShaLeigh Dance Works presents E Pluribus Unum II
A World Premiere collaboration with Elizabeth Corbett and Alejandro Santoyo


June 15th & 16th, 2018 at 7PM
The Durham Arts Council’s PSI Theatre
120 Morris Street, Durham NC

Closing our 3rd season in NC, we invite you to join us on Friday, June 15th and Saturday, June 16th at 7pm for this special performance bringing renowned international artists to Durham!

Inspired by collaboration and interpretation of the emotive architecture rooted in William Forsythe’s Improvisation Technologies, ShaLeigh Dance Works unveils the world premiere of E Pluribus Unum II. This work is the company’s first collaborative project with acclaimed soloist, international guest artist and former Forsythe dancer Elizabeth Corbett and builds from Comerford’s nine year relationship with Corbett as her teacher, choreographer and mentor.

International composer and pianist Alejandro Santoyo joins the company to perform an original score for the work. Santoyo will perform live while utilizing the composition developed from the movement’s organizational principles that allow for moments of improvisation. Working collaboratively, Corbett, Comerford and Santoyo challenge the traditional distinction between choreographer, composer and dancer, using their methodology to question hierarchy, authorship and disciplinary boundaries.

“I was excited by the challenge of working in this new way with my dancers and by honing in on the emotive potential of architectural thinking. I’m certain that this is just the beginning of many more collaborative projects we will do together.” – ShaLeigh Comerford, Artistic Director


E Pluribus Unum II will be staged at Durham Arts Council’s PSI Theatre on the Upper Level of the Durham Arts Council just beyond Semans Gallery at 120 Morris Street. Located in Downtown Durham, NC, the building is at the corner of Morris and Morgan Streets directly behind the Carolina Theatre and Marriott Hotel Civic Center. There is public parking available at and around the Durham Arts Council. These parking areas are owned by the City of Durham and managed by Central Parking System. Durham Arts Council has no control or responsibility for these parking areas. For directions and more information, please visit www.durhamarts.org


General Admission seating, $15

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