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XX Merge begins with "Merge with Motion"

XX Merge begins with Merge fan and dancer Sarah Honer was driving in her car listening to Caribou when the idea to celebrate Merge and unite two artistic worlds in one evening was born. On Saturday, July 18, at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC, a group of world-renowned dancers will join the Triangle Youth Ballet to present Merge with Motion, a dance performance in a unique rock music setting celebrating Merge Records’ 20th anniversary.mergemotion_newsitemMerge fan and dancer Sarah Honer was driving in her car listening to Caribou when the idea to celebrate Merge and unite two artistic worlds in one evening was born.

On Saturday, July 18, at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC, a group of world-renowned dancers will join the Triangle Youth Ballet to present Merge with Motion, a dance performance in a unique rock music setting celebrating Merge Records’ 20th anniversary. To purchase tickets, visit the Carolina Theatre box office online.

The Rosebuds will play one of their old favorites in addition to debuting a new musical work composed especially for Merge with Motion as dancers perform simultaneously onstage. In addition to The Rosebuds, performers will dance to music from Arcade Fire, Caribou, Destroyer, The Magnetic Fields, Polvo, Richard Buckner, Spaceheads, Spoon, and more.

Merge with Motion
Saturday, July 18, 2009, 7:30pm
The Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall
309 W. Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27710

$15/$17 Advance
$21 Day of show

Dancers and choreographers include:
*Amanda Miller will open the evening with a dance accompanying The Rosebuds' premiere of a newly composed song. Amanda is a Chapel Hill native and internationally known dancer and choreographer, who recently moved home from living in Germany where she ran her dance company, “Pretty Ugly.”

*Erick “E-Rock” Uphoff, a hip hop dancer living in L.A., will return to Durham to perform. Erick was recently a finalist on a Lifetime show called “Your Mama Don’t Dance.”

*Sidelong Dance Company from Winston-Salem will present a modern dance piece.

*Gene Medler’s North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble will present two rhythm tap pieces.

*Pamela Pietro and Jennifer Nugent, both internationally respected modern dancers and current ADF faculty, will perform a modern dance duet choreographed by Nugent and recently performed for the ADF Faculty Concert.  Pietro has rearranged the piece for Merge With Motion.

*Susan Honer, a 2008 graduate of the American Dance Festival/Hollins University MFA program, will present a multimedia modern dance including a video collage.

*The faculty of the Triangle Youth Ballet including Lauren Lorentz de Haas, Christine Grider, Audrey Fenske, Sarah Honer, and Kate Vollrath, will premiere contemporary ballet, theatrical ballet, and modern dance works.