Luminous is a modern dance duet version of Tiny Luxuries created for Tobacco Road Dance Productions. This piece premiered at In Concert 2019 on May 3-4 at the Durham Arts Council and will be traveling to dance festivals this year.


Heather Tatreau received a grant from the Orange County Arts Commission to write, choreograph, and direct a new production to be presented in The Process Series this spring. Tiny Luxuries is an experimental 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? 

This piece was presented on March 27 and 28, 2019 at 7:30pm in Carolina Performing Arts’ new experimental performance space, CURRENT.

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Friday, November 9th @ 6pm (FREE)

SITES in Chapel Hill/Carrboro presents: A Walking Tour of UNC Monuments

  • Where: Begins at The Old Well on UNC-Chapel Hill campus and ends at the base of Silent Sam

  • What: This performance takes the shape of a silent guided walking tour created by Heather Tatreau in collaborations with local dancers. Participants will have an opportunity to look closely at several controversial monuments on the UNC campus using flashlights at night. Dancers will use performance to highlight how lessons of the past can provide a look into our future as a community. The presence of these structures in our everyday spaces will be called into question.

Friday, January 11th @ 6-8pm (FREE)

SITES and The Ackland Art Museum present: New Year, New Look, New Dance

  • Where: The Ackland Art Museum on UNC-Chapel Hill campus

  • What: Join us for an evening of art-inspired, site-specific dance created by Heather Tatreau in relation to the Ackland’s re-installation of the permanent collection.