Event Details

This event finished on 05 August 2017

Thursday 8/3/17, 8:30pm

Friday 8/4/17, 8:30pm

Saturday 8/5/17, 8:30pm



Nickels Sunshine

Take Me With You (a dance in five parts) 

Part I: the black butterfly

Part II: the forest

Part III: the mountains

Part IV : the desert

Part V: the sea


I feel that the essence of dance is the expression of man—the landscape of his soul. I hope that every dance I do reveals something of myself or some wonderful thing a human being can be. It is the unknown—whether it is the myths or the legends or the rituals that give us our memories. It is the eternal pulse of life, the utter desire. -Martha Graham

Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people. -Alvin Ailey

This world without a Leopard, who’d want to be here? -Diana Vreeland

choreography: Nickels Sunshine

performance: Nickels Sunshine with Sophia Ahmad, Ben Bon, Hana Brookins, Louise Farrell, Lane Wagner, Jess Williamson, Rachel Wilson (NC); Amanda, Ashley, Beatrice, Rayana, Alice, Heather (WA); Barry Brannum, Bernard Brown, Maya Gingery, Jmy James Kidd, Alexx Shilling (CA).

music: Julius Eastman, “Gay Guerrilla (arr. J. Clayton)”

University of North Carolina, Asheville

Whitman College

Los Angeles, California