Get Your Ticket to the Show: UNCW Presents Season Opens Sept. 19

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

UNCW students, community members, faculty and staff are invited to the 28th season of UNCW Presents. This year’s events include music, dance, theater and literature – illuminating both a global scope and regional focus.

“I am especially excited about our residency with the actors of L.A. Theatre Works documentary play Seven,” said Fidias Reyes, interim director of arts engagement. “We have partnered with various campus departments, Cameron Art Museum and the local nonprofit Athenian Press to bring you an extensive artistic experience that promises to be poignant and inspiring.”

The performance season kicks off on Sept. 19 with Ragamala Dance Company: Sacred Earth. In this work, the dancers honor the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India. The work has been 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.”

The season schedule is as follows:

  • Sept. 19: Ragamala Dance Company: Sacred Earth
  • Oct. 16: L.A. Theatre Works documentary play Seven
  • Nov. 3: Jazz vocalist extraordinaire Jazzmeia Horn
  • Jan. 28: The Second City touring comedy company
  • Feb. 5: Famed dance company Ailey II
  • March 14: Theaterworks USA: Charlotte's Web
  • March 20: Performing as part of UNCW’s annual JazzFest, 9 Horses is an improvising chamber ensemble
  • March 24: Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano
  • April 16: Musical tributes to composers Beethoven and Philip Glass by pianist Simone Dinnerstein and cellist Matt Haimovitz

Passport packages start at $63 for four shows and full-season subscriptions start at $131 for eight shows. As part of the UNCW student cultural arts experience, student tickets are $5. Tickets and season subscription packages are available at the Kenan Box Office Monday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m.; by phone at 910.962.3500 or 800.732.3643; or online.

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-- Caroline Cropp