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Opening of DANCE FOR THE RIVER & Yadkin Riverkeeper Annual Meeting

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The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

750 Marguerite Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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DANCE FOR THE RIVER, presented by Yadkin Riverkeeper, is a traveling multimedia exhibit that connects audiences with the Yadkin River, the region’s primary water source, through dance, photography, and video. Photographer Christine Rucker who lives on the Yadkin River, photographed dancers as they improvised to the river’s diverse landscapes. The exhibit will be on display at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC, from February 8 through March 11. The exhibit opening is part of Yadkin Riverkeeper’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 8, from 5:30PM to 7:30PM, that includes a dance performance by UNC School of the Arts dancers.

Tickets to the opening and annual meeting are FREE but require a ticket. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit YadkinRiverkeeper.org. SECCA is located at 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, NC, and is closed on Mondays.

Rucker and dancers traveled to some of the most pristine stretches of water and to some of the most environmentally sensitive sites throughout the watershed, creating a one-of-a-kind series of images that interpret the river in new ways.

“Few people have awareness of the river’s beauty and its importance when it comes to providing clean water. I wanted to show an uncommon perspective about the river; and offer an unusual way for people to learn about its benefits to our region,” Rucker said.

The program is a collaborative effort between Christine Rucker Photography, Yadkin Riverkeeper, Phoebe Zerwick, Helen Simoneau Danse, UNC School of the Arts’ School of Dance, Yadkin Arts Council, and the

Wake Forest University Humanities Institute. Sponsors for the program include Yadkin Riverkeeper, Wells Fargo, the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation, Yadkin Arts Council and Wake Forest University Humanities Institute.

The photographs will travel to cultural centers along the river in 2018. A piece from DANCE FOR THE RIVER is currently on display as part of the Public Art Project at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem. The exhibit appeared at The Yadkin Cultural Arts Center in Fall 2017. SECCA is the Forsyth County host in spring 2018. The exhibit moves to Lexington in Summer 2018 and Salisbury in Fall 2018. An educational performance will take place for schools in each area. The performance, choreographed by students at UNC School of the Arts School of Dance School brings the images in the exhibit to life. Phoebe Zerwick, the director of journalism at Wake Forest University, co-produced the video and the exhibit.

The program is a collaborative effort between Christine Rucker Photography, Phoebe Zerwick, Helen Simoneau Danse, UNC School of the Arts’ School of Dance, Yadkin Arts Council, Yadkin Riverkeeper and Wake Forest University Humanities Institute. The project was made possible with support from the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, Wake Forest University Humanities Institute, Wells Fargo, Yadkin Riverkeeper and the John W. & Anna Hanes Foundation.

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