Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, a professional ballet company that brings Asheville cutting-edge dance every summer, is ready to get back on stage for two performances June 25 and 26. Titled “Outside at the Foundy,” dancers will perform on a stage the company will build in the River Arts District.
The summer’s outdoor shows and gala will be a huge celebration, featuring food and drink, where the audience can safely enjoy the first big party after a year of shutdowns caused by COVID.
The dance performances will showcase critically acclaimed dancers handpicked from companies across the U.S. and abroad.
Now in her nineteenth season as artistic director, Heather Maloy will highlight a program that includes Salvatore Aiello’s “Senza Fretta,” Maloy’s comedic crowd-pleaser “Couch Potatoes,” hilarious “Date Night” and the world premiere of “Famous Last Words,” created to Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony” and featuring local comedian Tom Chalmers.
The company has chosen to present this season’s performances at Foundy Street in the River Arts District. Audiences can choose from several different events. “Opening Night” will feature a post-performance silent disco and after party at Rabbit Rabbit. For families, the Saturday morning “Family Matinee” has a shortened run time, kid-friendly repertoire and a more economical price tag. “Gala Night” will be a full evening event, starting with dinner and drinks and finishing with dessert with the world class dancers.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.terpsicorps.org or call 828-761-137.