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Stop by the Honors Office and speak with Nikki Kroushl to claim one free ticket to any of the below cultural events. 

Fall 2019

Ragamala Dance Company: Sacred Earth 

Thursday, September 19, 7:30 p.m.

Sacred Earth explores the interconnectedness between human emotions and the environments that shape them. In this work, the dancers create a sacred space to honor the divinity in the natural world and the sustenance we derive from it. Inspired by the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India, Sacred Earth is Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy’s singular vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and humanity. Sacred Earth is the creation of Ragamala Dance Company, described by The New York Times as “soulful, imaginative and rhythmically contagious,” and “providing some of the most transcendent experiences that dance has to offer.”

L.A. Theatre Works: Seven

Wednesday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.

SEVEN is a riveting documentary play by seven female writers based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia. This tapestry of stories weaves together the words of these women, dramatizing their struggles and triumphs over resistance, death threats, entrenched norms, and pervasive violence. SEVEN makes the powerful and timeless statement that even in the darkest times, one person, one voice, and a single act of courage, can change the lives of thousands. SEVEN is created with the support of Vital Voices Global Partnership and is a collaboration between the playwrights and the activists. This UNCW Presents engagement will include an extensive residency created in collaboration with campus and community partners.

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Jazzmeia Horn

Sunday, November 3, 3:00 p.m. 

Jazz vocalist extraordinaire Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself, capturing the very essence of her art. In 2015, Jazzmeia Horn strode onto the stage of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and left a panel of esteemed judges slack-jawed in astonishment. Horn’s victory launched her career as one of the world’s most daring young singers in any style. On her GRAMMY-nominated 2017 debut, A Social Call, Horn recalls the likes of Nina Simone and Betty Carter as she serenades and scats through an unapologetically urgent, political take on jazz. She lambasts social structures that have kept people poor, attaches gospel standards to Coltrane themes, and renders ballads with frank poignancy. A student of past masters, Horn is a brave new voice for jazz’s vocal resurgence and a mighty clarion for its future.

Spring 2020

The Second City: Laughing for All the Wrong Reasons

Tuesday, January 28, 7:30 p.m.

The Second City is here to break all the comedy rules they made famous in this all-new, all-hilarious revue that will leave you laughing…and questioning your very existence on this lonely planet. Okay, maybe not questioning your existence–but you’re guaranteed to re-think everything you thought you knew about what’s funny! The Second City’s Touring Company comes together to create an unforgettable night of classic and original sketch comedy, along with hilarious unscripted improvisation! Featuring the next generation of talent, The Second City features an ever-changing selection of our favorite and funniest sketches from the past fifty years, as well as the improvisation for which Second City is famous.

Ailey II

Wednesday, February 5, 7:30 p.m.

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best diverse young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded in 1974, the company embodies founder Alvin Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Under the direction of Sylvia Waters, Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular dance companies in the county. With new Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II will continue to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company. Their dazzling repertoire will include Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and new works by today’s emerging choreographers, and as New York Amsterdam News says, “Ailey II audiences get to see tomorrow’s stars today.”

9 Horses

Friday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.

Performing as part of UNCW’s annual JazzFest, 9 Horses is an improvising chamber ensemble featuring Joe Brent (formerly of Regina Spektor’s band) on acoustic and electric mandolin, 2018 GRAMMY nominee Sara Caswell (Esperanza Spalding) on violin and Hardanger d'amore, and Andrew Ryan (Kaia Kater) on bass. Featuring Brent's original compositions and the incendiary, genre-hopping virtuosity of all three members, the trio at the core of 9 Horses represents Brent's dual vision of a musical future with no barrier between the old notions of “folk art” and “fine art,” and an ensemble capable of communicating this idea through musical canvases both great and small.

Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de SILVIA LOZANO

Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.

Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de SILVIA LOZANO is an institution tasked with the dissemination, preservation and promotion of the Culture of Mexico, both at home and abroad. With an artistic career spanning over 56 years, the BFNM reflects the work of Mexico’s leading researchers and practitioners of folklore, dance, music, and costumes.

Simone Dinnerstein and Matt Haimovitz

Thursday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

As the world approaches the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 2020, two extraordinary artists pair this giant with one of contemporary music’s most influential composers—Philip Glass.  Glass’s contemporary compositions are known for their repetitive and elegant melodic structures that envelop listeners in a whirlwind of sonic weather that twists, turns, surrounds, and develops. Pianist Simone Dinnerstein and cellist Matt Haimovitz collaborate on a dynamic program that includes a Beethoven Cello Sonata alongside a Glass Partita, and solo piano and cello repertoire by both composers.