As part of the NC Dance Festival's 30th Anniversary Season, Dance Project partnered with Durham photographer Zoe Litaker on a series of portraits of 30 of the many dancers and choreographers who have been instrumental in establishing, defining, and evolving the Festival over the years. These photos capture a moment in time in 2020-2021, but they also present a retrospective of the incredible artists who have been and continue to be active in the NC dance community.
The NC Dance Festival is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the NC Arts Council, Lincoln Financial Foundation, and individual donors and sponsors. For more information about the NC Dance Festival season, including in-person and virtual events, please visit the links below and share with your community.
Haus of Lacks
September 10 - October 23, 2021
Haus of Lacks’ mission is to enable, and empower, artists by curating specific and intentional spaces to celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion. When you invest in local artists, you are investing in the wellness of both yourself and your community. You are actively participating in the larger conversations that shape our understanding of what is good and just.
Over the last year and a half, we’ve seen a huge shift in the power structures of major art institutions - and in many ways, it feels like the proverbial houses we’ve been told to inhabit are slowly being torn down. As a response to this, we’d like to build a new house by setting elevated standards and precedents for what it means to equitably and sustainably share art.
Haus of Lacks artists have curated a salon-style exhibition in the CVA gallery, as well as created opportunities for visitors to make art, engage with community, and have a hand in creating the new power structures of art institutions. We’d like to invite you to share what kinds of art, change, feelings, or structures you’d like to see in this new house - through whatever interpretation of expression suits you.