Stephanie Leathers has been exploring the changing Durham landscape through performance for the past seven years. For the 2018-2019 season, Heather Tatreau and Killian Manning are curating the expansion of SITES to the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. Join us during the 2nd Friday Artwalks at various locations around town as we explore Chapel Hill. Here is information about the next performance:
SITES in Chapel Hill/Carrboro presents: A Walking Tour of UNC Monuments
When: Friday, November 9th @ 6pm (FREE)
Where: The Old Well on UNC-Chapel Hill campus
What: SITES is a performance-based site-specific collective. This performance takes the shape of a silent guided walking tour. Participants will have an opportunity to look closely at several monuments on the UNC campus using flashlights at night. Our aim is to cut through the narrative of a divisive current issue in our community by allowing audience members to draw their own conclusion about the presence of these structures in our everyday spaces.
Who: Performance structure created by Heather Tatreau. Several local choreographers have been invited to explore the complicated history of these monuments and set performance pieces in those locations.
Heather Tatreau received a grant from the Orange County Arts Commission to write, choreograph, and direct a new piece to be presented in The Process Series this March. Tiny Luxuries is a dance-theater piece based upon Clarice Lispector’s 1977 novella, The Hour of the Star. Through the rich combination of text and movement, a visceral study of relationships and the quest for happiness emerge. An eccentric cast of characters construct the identity of Macabéa, a poor typist from the slums who longs to be pretty. Will she find her voice to contribute to her own existence before time runs out?