Sunday, January 28 at 4:00 pm
Founded by the 2015 MacArthur Fellow, Michelle Dorrance, this company won a Bessie Award for their first performance. While upholding traditional tap forms, the ensemble pushes rhythmic, technical and conceptual boundaries.
At ECU, the company and band will perform Myelination (with National Dance Project support), as well as Jungle Blues and Three to One. They’ve blasted open our notions of tap with performances at packed houses including Jacob’s Pillow, the Joyce Theatre, the Kennedy Center and the Spoleto Festival.
Michelle Dorrance career milestones
- 2017 Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow
- 2016 United States Artists Fellow
- 2015 MacArthur Fellow
- 2013 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award
- 2012 Princess Grace Award
- 2011/2015 Bessie Award Winner
- Two appearances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
The presentation of Dorrance Dance Company was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, February 1 at 8:00 pm
Sweden’s finest perform the Sibelius’ Valse Triste, Op. 44 No. 1; Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61 (featuring violinist Catherine Manoukian) and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major.
The orchestra was founded in 1912 and has performed throughout Europe, recently at three sold-out concerts at the Great Festival Hall in Salzburg. With an extensive discography and an ambitious home season (31 concerts), these musicians are world-class and ready to shine in Wright Auditorium.
Golden Dragon Acrobats
Sunday, March 18 at 4:00 pm
The world renowned Golden Dragon Acrobats, a company of 35, combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
Friday April 13 at 8:00 pm
Experience the magic of a nostalgic journey through the classic moments of the Great White Way, brought to life by six phenomenal leading Broadway artists…who’ve all starred recently in one or more of the marquee leading roles in the biggest Broadway blockbusters of all time: Les Miserables, Phantom, Wicked and Jersey Boys.
Subscribe to the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series and get seven or five world-class performances at a steep discount. Subscribers are seated in prime seating. Individual tickets are available at $45 (prime), $35 (standard), $25 (value) and $10 (tweet seats, inferior accousitcs). See the Wright Auditorium page for a seating map and more details.
The S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series effectively began when Rudy Alexander arrived at East Carolina in 1962 and bundled four student-selected classical offerings into a subscription package. Since that time, the series has presented more than 500 world-class artists and served nearly one million patrons, university and K-12 students through its programming.
Today, the series continues a tradition of presenting the best performing arts touring attractions available for the enjoyment of regional audiences and the edification of ECU students. Behind the scenes, our guest artists are actively engaged in master classes and workshops.
The series is presented in the 1,483-seat Wright Auditorium located at the core of East Carolina University’s main campus.
All dates, times, artists and details are subject to change. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at least 48 hours prior to the event at 252-737-1016 (voice/TTY).