Revolutionaries in the Dark: DJ PlayPlay

DJ PlayPlay

WE LOVE DJ PLAYPLAY!! And yes, this means the after party will be epic. PlayPlay is a Durham, North Carolina-based DJ, producer, music scholar and activist. PlayPlay creatively interweaves nostalgic hip-hop and house classics into both their DJ sets and music production, and lately has been experimenting with improvisational synthesizer sets. They are also an energetic force behind several parties in the area, including long-running 80’s & 90’s themed parties, traveling hi-energy party Club PlayPlay, & the The Pinhook‘s Party Illegal (on hiatus). PlayPlay will be releasing their debut EP on Knightwerk in December.

Please visit our Annual Fundraiser event page to purchase tickets and find more information on Revolutionaries in the Dark event.

An Opportunity to Party and Raise SDW Some Money

Join us for a revolutionary evening of revelry in support of ShaLeigh Dance Works’ 2017-18 Season. Experience performances, music, speakers, art, poetry, dancing, a silent auction and loads of kindred camaraderie.

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Revolutionaries in the Dark
Friday, Nov 3 / Reality Ministries Ballroom / 7pm


I Promise – in the making

I Promise in the making

Above you will see my treasures; an incredible cast of strong individuals, each an artist in their own right. We began making this work over a year ago and quite similarly to the social climate of our country, it has been a struggle. And its for certain about struggle. And its about all of the things we can not say about this kind of struggle, which is where the walls we push against began. It is where our dance began as well. It is why in the end, we did not need literal walls to feel it.

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ADF and NCDF Present the Zeitgeist: Here and Now

Durham, NC 6/25/2015


The evening’s final work was a marvelous surprise, and although it utilized spoken texts and songs, it is resistant to wordy explanation. By Shaleigh Comerford and the dancers of her company, with textual assistance from playwright Richard Kirkwood and music written and performed on stage by cellist Isabel Castellvi and pianist Randall Love, Dedicated to [ ] Because of [ ] (and Vice Versa), improbably combines six female dancers in short pale satin gowns with metal folding chairs and – actor Derrick Ivey.

Comerford’s dance language, with its mix of Gaga-style freedom of movement and balletic elegance, is well suited to the complex balance of dance theatre. The ensemble’s rather gorgeous fluidity and sharp repetitions – and their strange actions, both seductive and evasive – encounter Ivey’s massive physicality like ocean waves meeting offshore rock.

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DIDA Season Continues With ShaLeigh Dance Works’ Touching Aló

Durham, NC 6/1/2015

Friday night saw the premiere of an intriguing new work by ShaLeigh Comerford for her small, mutable company, ShaLeigh Dance Works as part of the first Durham Independent Dance Artists (DIDA) season. Aló will repeat May 2 in a large, handsome room in The Reality Center.

Comerford is a versatile dance artist who teaches at Elon University, as well as at two of Durham’s non-ADF studios (two of her current dancers also teach at Ninth Street Dance).

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