UPCOMING EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
ShaLeigh Dance Works proudly presents Double Virtual Premieres of enVISION
Beyond Sight: The Making of enVISION by Argyle Rebel Films & enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight filmed by Palani Mohan
From June 3rd-5th, ShaLeigh Dance Works premiered enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight to live audiences opening the 89th American Dance Festival’s Season with five sold-out performances at The Fruit in Durham, North Carolina. Talented videographer Palani Mohan captured the show with high-quality multi camera shoots of the live performance. While creating this collaborative dance-theatre work, filmmaker Michael Washington of Argyle Rebel Films added another layer of collaboration: he documented the process.
We invite you to join us both onstage and behind the scenes through this double premiere to take a closer look at what went into its making and to experience the virtual premiere of enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight.
Chatham Life & Style called it “a new evolution in dance.” IndyWeek praised it as “astounding” and a “bold, immersive performance.” CVNC described it as “a sensational and poetically eye-opening performance,” and Beltline to Broadway chronicled it as “a new sensorial way to experience dance and theater.”
We’re thrilled to premiere the documentary and performance virtually. The documentary screening will be followed by an artist chat-back which will also be accessible virtually.
Beyond Sight: The Making of enVISION, a Michael I. Washington Film “is a one of a kind documentary that showcases the creative process behind ShaLeigh Dance Works’ newest masterwork. Told by the artists themselves, ‘Beyond Sight’ is an unflinching look at what it takes to push boundaries and change the landscape of live performance forever. – Michael Washington, Filmmaker.
When: Saturday, September 10th 7pm
Where: Online Virtually or in-person at Westgate Wine Bar 6405 Westgate Road #111 Raleigh, NC 27617
Audio Described Release: Saturday, October 8th at 7pm, Online Virtually
Virtual Premiere of enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight, filmed by Palani Mohan, is an immersive interdisciplinary performance that does not solicit the viewer’s sight but rather all their other senses. Specifically conceived with and for individuals who are low-vision and blind, the work proposes a new sensorial experience of dance and theater. The work was presented to a live audience who could choose to experience the show blindfolded and invited six audience members to join the experience onstage.
When: Saturday, September 17th 7pm
Where: Online Virtually
Audio Described Release: Saturday, October 15th at 7pm, Online Virtually
In-Person Location & Accessibility
Beyond Sight: The Making of enVISION will be screened Globally as a YouTube Watch Party and in person at Westgate Wine Bar located at 6405 Westgate Rd # 115 in Raleigh, NC. Seating is limited to first come first serve ticket holders. The wine bar is accessible to individuals using wheelchairs and equipped with accessible restrooms. Parking is available free of charge in the parking lot in front of the building with accessible parking spaces and curb ramp near the entryway.
If you have questions about accessibility or would like to request an accommodation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Discounted tickets are available to individuals who identify as queer, transgender, non-binary and/or intersex, Black, Indigenous, and other LGBTQI+ people of color (QTIBIPOC) as well as individuals who live with disabilities.
The National Women’s Theatre Festival presents an excerpt of enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight
The National Women’s Theatre’a annual Festival is the nation’s largest symposium on gender in theatre and provides a platform for amplifying & celebrating the contributions of women, non-binary, TGNC, and other under-represented gender artists in the field.
Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 2:30-4:30pm
Online virtually or in-person at Frank Thompson Hall on the North Carolina State University
Secure your festival pass or attend a single session. Tickets for Individual Performances or Keynotes will be on sale on site:
–– Attend in Raleigh, NC: bit.ly/festival22raleigh
–– Attend Virtually: bit.ly/festival22virtual
–– Attend at the Price Point for You: bit.ly/festival22pwyc
ShaLeigh Dance Works joins Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre for Devotion
The third in a trilogy following Carne Viva (2016) and Make Believe (2018), Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre continues its investigation of religious iconography to explore themes of love and romance with the ADF-commissioned world premiere of Devotion (2022).
June 3-5, 2022
Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 PM
Friday, June 17 at 8:30 PM
Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke
As part of The American Dance Festivals’ 89th Season, ShaLeigh Dance Works proudly presents
enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight
an immersive performance that does not require a viewer’s vision
June 3-5, 2022
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday at 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2pm
The Fruit , 305 S. Dillard St, Durham NC 27701
*Please note that tickets purchased at the door will be cash only.
Directed/Filmed/Edited by Michael Washington www.argylerebelfilms.com
Attack Theatre presents Adaptive Dance Series
The Adaptive Dance Series is a virtual weekend of free dance workshops designed specifically for children and adults with emotional, cognitive, and physical disabilities. Participants will connect with a community of movers from across the country through a variety of dance styles.
Join enVISION directors ShaLeigh Comerford and Davian Robinson for their Modern Movement Masterclass. Participants will explore the intersection of movement and language using modern dance styles and individual thoughts and interpretations.
Saturday, June 4, from 9:00–9:45am (EST)
Class will be conducted via Zoom
Carolina Theatre presents Dancing with the Stars
Join us on Monday, May 16 for Dancing With The Carolina Stars—a fun night celebrating the Carolina Theatre and the Triangle’s best and brightest. Dancing With The Carolina Stars will be hosted by Clay Aiken.
Monday, May 16 at 7:00pm