2/9-2/14 // CHARLOTTE
Alvin Ailey American Dance

Charlotte native Constance Stamatiou performs with the famed African-American culture and dance troupe straight from New York City. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre grew out of a small group of performers in the 1950s and celebrates the 20th year of Artistic Director Judith Jamison’s tenure this season.

Lord of the Dance

For one show only, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance comes to Charlotte’s Belk Theatre. Featured cast members include Scott Doherty and Michael McHugh, crowned world champions at the World Irish Dance Championships. More than 100 million people worldwide have taken part in Lord of the Dance’s Irish dancing performances in sold out shows in over 67 countries.

3/9 // RALEIGH
Wonderboy/29 Gestures

Based in San Francisco, Joe Goode’s award-winning contemporary dance company presents “Wonderboy,” a search for love and belonging, created in collaboration with avant-garde puppeteer Basil Twist. “Wonderboy” is an unexpected tale of a peculiar hero isolated by his gift of sensitivity and an intuitive knack that sets him apart from others. The program will include Joe Goode’s legendary 12-minute solo, “29 Effeminate Gestures,” an illuminating (and hilarious) look at stereotypes of masculinity. Sponsored by the N.C. State GLBT Center. Note: This program contains adult language and themes.

This article was published in the Jan. 23 — Feb. 5 print edition.