enVISION by ShaLeigh Dance Works


ADF is pleased to host informal showings of dance pieces in our Scripps Studio.

Masks and proof of vaccination are required for entry. The audience is limited to 30 attendees and registration is required
The deadline to register 4/7/2022.  Space is limited
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ShaLeigh Dance Works is developing an immersive and inclusive performance form that does not solicit the viewer’s sight, but rather all their other senses. enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight will premiere at The Fruit June 3-5, 2022. The work is accessible to people with visual disabilities and to the general public (who can choose to experience the show blindfolded). This multi-phase project has brought together, in a collective creative process, a team of collaborators around a single challenge: to tell a story through dance and theatre beyond their visual dimension, by the elaboration of new atmospheres, and through a close interaction between the performer and the spectator.

About the company

Known for a diverse ensemble that consists of some of Durham’s most brilliant and versatile performers, ShaLeigh Dance Works is a dance-theatre company incorporating a wide variety of groundbreaking movement vocabularies that exist in the world of contemporary dance.

Their success has taken them from performances and creative residencies in NYC to Germany, England, Israel, and Japan. Since establishing Durham as their home in 2014, the company has had the privilege of receiving commissions, residencies, and tours along the east coast, in addition to their ongoing engagement work in the Durham area.

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ShaLeigh Dance Works believes in the power of diversity and challenging the status quo. Their mission is to create dance-theatre work with social integrity and engagement programs with impact.

The company believes that what they do in the studio can positively affect the world outside. With an uncompromising focus on artistic excellence, nurturing artists, and designing programs to empower at-risk communities, SDW aims to provide a concrete example of how dance can transform people’s lives and enrich society.

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“enVISION”, a new work by ShaLeigh Dance Works is supported by The American Dance Festival, MAP Fund, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. They would also like to thank our invaluable community partners Arts Access, Vision InSights, Dark Room Ballet, InSightful Visionaries, and The Fruit.