Cape Fear Arts in Motion

Qaadir Hicks

This photo is Qaadir Hicks, one of dozens of dancers who will be onstage for Retro Fusion & Illusion,  the fall dance extravaganza by Forward Motion Dance in collaboration with other studios and artists. The show is September 15-16, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 at Thalian Hall. Listen to Director/Choreographer Tracey Varga and guest artist Liz White above; extended transcript below.

Forward Motion Dance presents its annual collaborative showcase this weekend-Cape Fear Arts in Motion: Duets, Pirouettes, and Vignettes. Director of the show, Tracey Varga, joined us in the studio and we mainly talked about the live music element. A flute trio, violinist Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi, and soprano Nancy King are performing with the dancers, plus Julia Walker Jewell is playing an original piano piece called The Dance of the Coin. Listen above to hear about how Varga approached choreography for this piece and Jewell's intention with it.