Lumina Festival of the Arts

Friday, July 14

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The 2017-18 UNCW Presents Series will bring an array of the high-caliber performances and an exciting summer arts festival to Wilmington.

The new season kicks off with the Lumina Festival of the Arts, a summer arts festival that will offer concerts, theater, dance, performance poetry, film and visual art.

The Lumina Festival’s concert series will include a summer jazz workshop with special guest Jeff Coffin, a Mozart celebration, jazz by the Ernest Turner Piano Trio, and the NC Guitar Quartet’s performance of “Carmen Suite.”

The poetry and art segments of the festival include a poetry jam of slam poetry presented by the Black Arts Alliance. Dance events will feature Dance Cooperative’s Summer Showcase, a free Latin dance salsa party at the UNCW Amphitheatre and an international ballet showcase.

Partnering with the Cucalorus Film Festival, the Lumina Festival will hold two free outdoor film screenings at the UNCW Amphitheatre. 

The festival is built around four performances of Opera Wilmington’s “Carmen” throughout the last weeks of July. The Cultural Arts Building Mainstage Theatre will host five performances of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by UNCW theatre assistant professor Christopher Marino and set in post-Civil War Wilmington.