concert at the Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for
Dance in uptown Charlotte on Friday, March 23 at 8pm & Saturday, March
24 at 3pm & 8pm. This innovative type of dance combines bungee, aerial
silk hammocks, aerial cube and an invented apparatus to lift the
dancers and the patrons to a level of art not often seen.
Spring Forward is a repertory concert featuring the world premiere of
"Free to Live" which is partially funded by the ASC's power2give
program. This new aerial and contemporary dance work by the Main
Company is an innovative piece where Caroline Calouche and the dancers
will explore how different people define the idea of freedom. Says
Calouche, "The dancers and I are finding so many layers to the idea of
freedom and how freedom has been interpreted throughout world
history. The rehearsals for Free to Live are immensely thought-
provoking for us and we hope the performance will be that way for the
On the program as well is the contemporary work "Catch Me" that was
created for the NC Dance Festival. The program will feature a new
aerial dance work by Caroline, "what brings us close", which explores
the blend of aerial and contemporary dance and will be performed by
the Adult and Youth Ensemble dancers. Three dancers have also been
chosen to present their choreography on the program: "Shadows" by Jim
Reynolds, "Human" by Reba Bowens and "Ashes" by Allison Hagaman.
Tickets are available through the CC&Co. website for all performances
for $15-$20 before 3/22/12 or $20-$25 at the door.
About Caroline Calouche & Co.
Caroline Calouche & Co. is an aerial and contemporary dance company
based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Founded in 2005, Caroline Calouche
began with a group of three dancers to debut "Risk" in her hometown,
Gastonia, NC. It was in 2006 that she began blending aerial dance with
CC&Co.'s Educational Programs benefit local schools by teaching them
creativity, collaboration, communication, understanding, and respect.
CC&Co. worked with Hunter Huss High School, East Gaston High School,
Oakdale Middle School, Park Road Montessori School, Omni Montessori
School and Eastover Elementary School. Visit www.carolinecalouche.org
for more information.