This week, we have The Pressley Girls joining us for Morningsong. The Pressley Girls were born and raised in Brasstown, North Carolina. They are an authentic Appalachian duet that focuses on tight harmony and lyrical meaning. The Pressley Girls perform a wide range of music including Folk, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country. Admiring The Louvin Brothers, classic country singers, and traditional folk musicians, they hope to bring transcendent genuine music back to the world.
Visit their website: thepressleygirls.com
Join us every Friday morning on Facebook Live for Virtual Morningsong. It's a great way to start the day! To watch live, all you have to do is visit our Facebook Page at 7:45 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. on Fridays.
Virtual Sneak Peek of "Still I Rise: The Black Exp
Grab your lunch and join Director of Library and Archives Bari Helms for a virtual sneak peek of the 2022 exhibition, Still I Rise: The Black Experience at Reynolda. The exhibition will examine the lives of the Black men and women, including nationally recognized artists, who shaped Reynolda as it evolved from a Jim Crow-era working estate into a nonprofit American art museum, incorporated in 1967.
Arts Candidate Forums & Events Webinar July 21 @ 1
Join Arts NC Executive Director Nate McGaha on Wednesday, July 21st at 1:00pm as he reviews how to host Arts Candidate Forums and Events with Arts NC's new easy-to-use toolkit and makes a surprise announcement. Rhonda Bellamy, Executive Director of Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County and Charles Phaneuf, President of United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County will share their experiences, successes, and lessons learned from hosting arts forums and events for city, county, and state legislature candidates. Register to watch on Zoom or watch us on Facebook Live! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MyLEweV8QvWQZb4HiZzzBw?fbclid=IwAR2pNoiU0bkh6OHZw-Zvg73f47V-S79Cbs1YgNrbGyVETTybhbesK7c3ICk
1:00 PM via Zoom (Register using link in description) or on Facebook Live.
The Pre-Professional Dance Intensive provides rigorous training for intermediate and advanced dancers. This program is an incomparable experience of strong technical training in a curriculum that includes community-building, encourages individual growth, and cultivates dancers’ artistic voice.
Technique, repertory, and composition classes will use the advantages of technology to create and connect with one another as developing artists.
Repertory and creative classes will result in an online performance showcase.
Join us for either one or two weeks of intensive classes. Each week will feature new ways of dancing, creating, and working together.
Come dance with us to build your strength, discover new ways of moving, and dig deep into your creativity while learning with a community of passionate dancers!
Who Can Participate in this Intensive?
The Pre-Professional Dance Intensive (PDI) is an audition-based program for dancers aged 13-17. We recommend that dancers auditioning have a minimum of three consecutive years of prior dance training.
As our capacity for this intensive is limited, we’d like everyone who attends to be present at each class to create a community and reap the benefits of the full experience.
Week 1 | July 19 – July 24
Week 2 | July 26 – July 31
Monday – Friday: Daily classes from 10am-5pm ET, optional evening workshop
Saturday: Rehearsal and Performance Showcase
This Dance Professional Workshop is designed for educators of all sectors and led by Gerri Houlihan. Replenish creative and pedagogical capacities through community-building with fellow educators, focused sessions that develop skills, and opportunities for engaging in the wide range of classes that ADF offers.
Daily movement classes include reflection time to delve into pedagogical strategies and content details.
Professional development discussion sessions are tailored to consider different educational environments.
The schedule of activities is tailored to address your specific interests and issues.
Classes will have live musical accompaniment to inspire joy as we dance together!
We hope you’ll join our community of dance educators and form connections and new practices that last far into the future!
Who Can Participate in this Workshop?
Dance Professional Workshops (DPWs) are for dancers who have either five years of professional experience, an undergraduate degree in dance plus three years of professional experience, or who are currently enrolled in or have completed a graduate degree in dance. No audition is required to enroll.
As our capacity for this workshop is limited, we’d like everyone who attends to be fully present at each class to create a community and reap the benefits of the five-day experience.