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Workshops and Master Classes

The following are workshops and master classes offered by visiting artists prior to their performances. Many of these classes are open to the public, and feature interactive sessions with talented artists.

Manual Cinema

Date: November 10th
Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm
Location: Ironclad (downtown Wilmington)
(in partnership with Cucalorus Film Festival)

Standard Manual Cinema Workshop: This workshop includes a mini-lesson on Manual Cinema's work with video samples. Then we move into Manual Cinema's audio story techniques with exercises on sound design and music composition and a guided sound walk. Participants learn the basic of cinematic puppetry and the company's visual storytelling techniques by working directly at the screens (in silhouette) and then with hands-on instructions with the overhead projectors

The Second City

Date: January 26th
Time: 2:30 - 4:15 pm
Location: Dead Crow Comedy (downtown Wilmington)

Improvisation as a Life Skill This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn how to improvise, including people who want to do improv for fun, to better their professional skills, or to eventually pursue it professionally. Participants will learn the skills needed to create strong improvised scenes. Some of these skills include building ensemble, giving and taking focus, object work, and, one of the most crucial fundamentals of improv, the concept of “yes, and.” Click here to sign up.


Camille Brown & Dancers: Mr. TOL E. RAncE

We are offering 3 workshops specifically for UNCW students and middle school girls.
(more information TBA)

The Nile Project

Date: Sunday March 26th
Time: 1:00 - 5:00pm
Location: Cameron Art Museum
Admission: Free

Community Day at Cameron Art Museum Spend Sunday afternoon at Cameron Art Museum and participate in public lectures, storytelling, workshops and mini concerts led by The Nile Project musicians; an event the entire family can enjoy. Food inspired by the Nile region will be available for purchase from CAM Café throughout the afternoon. Activities include Riverstories conversations about the Nile and Cape Fear Rivers, a music and dance workshop where participants can interact and participate with Nile Project Musicians, and a discussion about Music, Citizen Engagement and Water Resource Management.

Date: Monday March 27th
Time: 2:00 - 3:15pm
Location: Kenan Auditorium
Admission: Free

Music Collaboration & Water Cooperation Lecture Demonstration During this interactive lecture demonstration the Nile Project artists explain how their creative process and performances serve as a blueprint for ways in which the Nile region can transform from a geopolitical argument to an opportunity for cooperation.  

Date: Monday March 27th
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Location: UNCW's Center for Marine Science
Admission: Free

Music, Citizen Engagement & Water Resource Management Panel Discussion The Nile Project Producer and CEO, Mina Girgis and CMS’s research professors and educators explore the scientific and community implications of water quality related issues in the Nile and the Cape Fear River.  The panel discussion begins at 6pm, preceded by a reception and Graduate student poster presentations in the CMS lobby. 

Date: Tuesday March 28th
Time: 2:00 - 3:15pm
Location: Kenan Auditorium
Admission: Free

Zar: A Female Perspective During This lecture demonstration The Nile Project will examine a traditional leadership role women have played in the Nile and explore the different Zar traditions of the Nile Basin. Zar is a female-centric trance ritual that may have originated in Ethiopia, from which it spread to Sudan, Egypt and the Horn of Africa over several centuries. This event culminates with a music alinteraction between Nile Project musicians and audience participants.

Date: Wednesday March 29th
Time: Sunset Cruise
Location: 212 N. Water Street
Admission: $50 Tickets will be available starting in January 2017

The Nile Project Musicians and Wilmington Water Tours Join us for a sunset river tour with The Nile Project muscians and local historians who will focus on the history and ecology of the Cape Fear River.   Then sit back and enjoy live music and light hors d’oeuvres while soaking up the natural beauty of our river and downtown Wilmington. Tickets available for purchase online or at the Kenan Box Office 910-962-3500 in January.