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Affordable Housing: The Musical

CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

“Affordable Housing: The Musical” blends powerful stories and good-humored satire to reset the conversation about affordable housing in our community (and have some fun while doing it!). Set in the fictional town of Church Mound, “Affordable Housing: The Musical” is an original musical rooted in the lived experiences of participants -- many of whom have... Read More →

The Future is Female: Sarah Cahill, piano

CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

“A sterling pianist and an intrepid illuminator of the classical avant-garde.” —New York Times Featuring dozens of compositions by women around the globe—including Chen Yi, Meredith Monk, Bernice Johnson Reagon, and Clara Schumann—pianist Sarah Cahill’s The Future is Female is both a ritual installation and communal feminist immersive listening experience. A “marathon” performance meant to... Read More →

$27
Recurring

CURRENT Takeover, Martha Graham Dance Company

CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

In our first-ever artist “takeover” dancers from Martha Graham Dance Company (MGDC) host lively immersive experiences featuring Graham’s pioneering choreography alongside emerging technologies in the setting of CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio. Stop by the CURRENT ArtSpace, where you can watch in awe as a Graham dancer performs the iconic work Lamentations alongside cutting-edge projection created... Read More →

$14

The Commons Festival Weekend

CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

The Commons is a new initiative devoted to supporting performance artists and fostering local creative community and discourse in and around the Triangle, in partnership with UNC Summer Arts, UNC Department of Communication, and INDY WEEK. Three performing artists/artist groups were selected for proposals that particularly challenged performance conventions, invited audience co-creation, took artistic risks,... Read More →

$5

The Alchemy of Change: A Parable Becoming, the Convening

CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

Join Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely for a community song circle, featuring the many people with whom Toshi Reagon has collaborated in her time as a Carolina Performing Arts Mellon Foundation DisTIL fellow. This convening will feature music based on Act 1 of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable Of The Sower, as well as new original songs inspired by... Read More →

Free
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Tiny Luxuries created by Heather Tatreau

CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

Tiny Luxuries is an experimental dance-theater piece created for The Process Series by Heather Tatreau with support from the UNC College of Arts and Sciences, Carolina Performing Arts, and a grant from The Orange County Arts Commission. This original production is based upon Clarice Lispector’s 1977 novella, The Hour of the Star. Through the rich... Read More →

Free
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Hilton Als: Lives of the Performers

CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and theater critic for The New Yorker Hilton Als comes to Carolina Performing Arts to stage the work-in-progress of his debut play, Lives of the Performers —a provocative work that explores race, the self (and those forces that threaten to destroy it), and sisterhood. Directed by Peter Born and starring Helga Davis... Read More →

Pedja Mužijević and UNC Chamber Singers

CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

Pedja Mužijević, the celebrated pianist known for his creative and lively performances, returns to Carolina for a performance at CURRENT—the ideal venue for this artist's programs that seek to strip away barriers of time and style between music, creating entirely new experiences. Here, he performs with the UNC Chamber Singers, led by their director Susan... Read More →

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Robin Frohardt’s Plastic Bag Store

CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

This is no ordinary store: All of the products that line the shelves are just plastic bags. There are bottles of bags, cans of bags, boxes of bags, and, of course, bags of bags, each product an original design, made from discarded plastic stuffed inside other discarded plastic, creating an endless cacophony of packaging.  ... Read More →

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FARFALLE by Compagnia TPO

CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

In this magical experience for children of all ages, performers and audience members move, play and paint in the air as they witness the slow metamorphosis of chrysalis to butterfly. Blurring the lines between art and play, the whimsical Italian theater ensemble Compagnia TPO creates wondrous immersive environments in which performers and audiences interact. With... Read More →

$10 – $20