UNC Asheville’s “Interstellar Dance Project” to Touch Down at Bebe Theater
Wed, 04/03/2013 - 4:53pm
The UNC Asheville Dance Program will present its annual spring concert with three performances, 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, and 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Bebe Theater, 20 Commerce St. in downtown Asheville.
This spring's show, the "Interstellar Dance Project," includes original choreography in modern, jazz, tap and Middle Eastern styles, with elements of aerial and performance art, and inspiration drawn from the NPR "Radiolab" broadcast, "Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan's Ultimate Mix Tape."
Ann Druyan first met the famed late astronomer Carl Sagan when the two worked together on the PBS series, "Cosmos," but the romance that led to their marriage didn't begin until they collaborated on choosing a collection of sound recordings that were sent into space by NASA in 1977. The recordings were designed to survive a billion years, in hopes they may someday be discovered by an alien civilization. Druyan's romance with Sagan and her memories of those recordings – which ranged from the sound of a kiss to music and greetings from all over the world – were chronicled in the "Radiolab" segment that provides the theme for the "Interstellar Dance Project."
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students, available at the Bebe Theater box office one hour before the show. For advance reservations and more information, please contact Connie Schrader, UNC Asheville health and wellness lecturer, at 828.232.5652.