SDW at TASTE 2019

SHALEIGH DANCE WORKS celebrates their commission by DURHAM MAGAZINE for TASTE 2019‘s 6-Course Southern Feast Dinner

We had an incredible experience creating 6 new dances tailored to a 6 course meal with this taste bud extravaganza which offered an edible exploration of Southern food heritage celebrating global influences. All six courses highlighted the different ethnic elements that define our Southern food palate today. The diverse menu and sources of inspiration for each dance came from a wide variety of chefs including Littler, Vimala, Saltbox, Washington Duke, Goorsha, and The Parlor. Signature cocktails were provided by KingFisher and Durham Distillery along with feasting tables and our commissioned performances that made this an evening to remember. It was an honor to work with these master chefs and for our company to receive a standing ovation.

This event was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

ABOUT: TASTE celebrates the flourishing food culture that has distinguished the Durham-Chapel Hill corridor as a recognized center of food creativity & culinary excellence. The event highlights the local culinary traditions that are the foundation of this movement, as enhanced by cross cultural, locally grown & artisan influences. Their mission is to heighten awareness of the area’s chefs, restaurants, farmers, food artisans, caterers, brewers, wine vendors & bakers and to make the Triangle even more visible on the national stage as a food, wine & craft brew destination. The event also benefits Meals on Wheels Durham, helping to feed hungry people in our community. For more information, visit their website here

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