The title is based on a seven-canto poem written by Coke Ariail which served as the thematic impetus for a major multi-art installation and performance that originally commissioned over 20 local artists in the fields of music, lighting design, poetry, photography, sculpture, theatre, costume design, and dance for its world premiere. All 4 performances were sold out and received standing ovations.
Multi-instrument performer, teacher and composer Robbie Link was commissioned to develop an original score performed live for the work. The evening is presented in seven sections comprised of solos, duets, and ensemble work.
Bamboo Wind is choreographed and directed by Artistic Director ShaLeigh Comerford in collaboration with the Company. Original score by Robbie Link.
Bamboo Wind was made possible by the generous support of the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and an Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant from the Durham Arts Council with support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.
Estimated Runtime: 50 minutes
“sensual, engaging and breathtakingly beautiful.” – Triangle Arts Review