Saxapahaw Move Night: Michael Jackson's "This is It".
Jul
14
8:30 pm20:30

Saxapahaw Move Night: Michael Jackson's "This is It".

  • Saxapahaw River Amphitheater

On July 14th we will be showing Michael Jackson's "This is It"!

Bring a blanket and the whole family and enjoy Beer on Tap by Haw River Farmhouse Ales.

"Movie Nights" is a way for Culture Mill, a non-profit arts organization based in Saxapahaw, to raise funds for our programs, which include original performing artworks and essential arts exposure for Alamance public and charter schools.

A $5 cash donation is suggested per person, however no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

In the event of rain, please check this event page and/or culturemill.org

"Movie Night" is made possible by our generous sponsors: Haw River Farmhouse Ales, The Haw River Ballroom, The Eddy Pub, The Saxapahaw General Store, The Left Bank Butchery, Volt Hair Salon, Mahalo Arts, Revereance Farms & The Saxapahaw History Museum.


Saxapahaw Movie Night: The Neverending Story
Jun
9
8:30 pm20:30

Saxapahaw Movie Night: The Neverending Story

  • Saxapahaw River Amphitheater

On June 9th we will be showing "The Neverending Story"!

Bring a blanket and the whole family and enjoy Beer on Tap by Haw River Farmhouse Ales along with a sausage from the Left Bank Butchery cart. 

"Movie Nights" is a way for Culture Mill, a non-profit arts organization based in Saxapahaw, to raise funds for our programs, which include original performing artworks and essential arts exposure for Alamance public and charter schools.

A $5 cash donation is suggested per person, however no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

In the event of rain, please check this event page and/or culturemill.org

"Movie Night" is made possible by our generous sponsors: Haw River Farmhouse Ales, The Haw River Ballroom, The Eddy Pub, The Saxapahaw General Store, The Left Bank Butchery, Volt Hair Salon, Mahalo Arts, Revereance Farms & The Saxapahaw History Museum.

The Dream Wanderer: Virtual Reality Bus
May
13
5:00 pm17:00

The Dream Wanderer: Virtual Reality Bus

  • Saturdays in Saxapahaw

The Dream Wanderer mobile virtual reality bus is pulling into Saturdays in Saxaphaw— check it out before it’s gone!  On May 13th from 5 to 8pm, Culture Mill will assist Flatsitter Media Arts Collective in hosting a site-specific virtual reality installation as part of their nationwide tour in the Dream Wanderer bus. Guests are in store for a truly unique virtual reality exploration of spiritualism, vivid dreaming and the afterlife. This original experience is titled “Lily Dale” and is based on a small faith-based utopian community in Western New York called Lily Dale. Everyone that lives in this town believes that we never die. 

Saxapahaw Move Night (Back to the Future)
May
12
8:30 pm20:30

Saxapahaw Move Night (Back to the Future)

  • The Haw River Ballroom

On May 12th we will be showing "Back to the Future"!

Bring the whole family and enjoy Beer on Tap by Haw River Farmhouse Ales along with a sausage from the Left Bank Butchery cart. 

"Movie Nights" is a way for Culture Mill, a non-profit arts organization based in Saxapahaw, to raise funds for our programs, which include original performing artworks and essential arts exposure for Alamance public and charter schools.

A $5 cash donation is suggested per person, however no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

In the event of rain, please check this event page and/or culturemill.org

"Movie Night" is made possible by our generous sponsors: Haw River Farmhouse Ales, The Haw River Ballroom, The Eddy Pub, The Saxapahaw General Store, The Left Bank Butchery, Volt Hair Salon, Mahalo Arts, Revereance Farms & The Saxapahaw History Museum.

Workshop for Movers Living with or Without Parkinson's Disease
Apr
21
1:00 pm13:00

Workshop for Movers Living with or Without Parkinson's Disease

  • ADF Samuel Scripps Studios

Workshop: 1 – 2.30pm
Movement Workshop for PD

In this workshop, we will begin by a chair warm-up, inviting participants to bring awareness to their breath and to their moving body through playful and exploratory tasks. We will use elements of contemporary dance improvisation as well as core principles from Argentine Tango, (such as leading and following, walking and connection to a partner) to transition to standing and moving across the space. Throughout the workshop, we’ll engage in a safe and nonjudgmental movement practice exploring various ways of initiating movement through the use of imagination, intention and physical contact. During this shared movement practice, our goal will be to both accept our limitations and to invite new movement possibilities liberated from the constraints of everyday life. This workshop is designed for movers with or without Parkinson’s disease.

Discussion: 2.30-3.30pm  
“Alles”: A Movement Discussion with Culture Mill

After a first event with choreographer Clint Lutes from Paris, France in December 2016, Culture Mill is happy to partner again with ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios to offer this workshop. These workshops are the initial stage of a future Culture Mill’s project named “Alles” (working title) – A meeting of artistic research and scientific research, accompanied by the creation of an original work of Contemporary dance. “Alles” will unfold as a mutual exchange between professional dancers, people living with Parkinson’s disease, and professionals in the medical and scientific fields. Join Tommy Noonan and Murielle Elizéon, co-directors of Culture Mill, to hear more about the origins of the project and how the interrogative mode of artistic movement research and the expertise of professional dancers could be an alternative environment in which to open, expand and liberate perspectives on movement disorders from the constraints of traditional scientific research settings. 

REGISTRATION HERE

Saxapahaw Movie Night (West Side Story)
Apr
14
8:30 pm20:30

Saxapahaw Movie Night (West Side Story)

  • Saxapahaw River Amphitheater

Join Culture Mill for the first of four Spring/Summer "Movie Nights" at the Saxapahaw River Amphitheater! At 8:30pm on Friday, April 14th, we will show Leonard Bernstein's classic 1961 musical.

Bring a blanket and the whole family and enjoy Beer on Tap by Haw River Farmhouse Ales along with a sausage from the Left Bank Butchery cart. 

"Movie Nights" is a way for Culture Mill, a non-profit arts organization based in Saxapahaw, to raise funds for our programs, which include original performing artworks and essential arts exposure for Alamance public and charter schools.

A $5 cash donation is suggested per person, however no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

In the event of rain, please check culturemill.org

"Movie Night" is made possible by our generous sponsors: Haw River Farmhouse Ales, The Haw River Ballroom, The Eddy Pub, The Saxapahaw General Store, The Left Bank Butchery, Volt Hair Salon, Mahalo Arts, Revereance Farms & The Saxapahaw History Museum.

Aura
Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

Aura

  • Bowbarr

Aura

noun \ au·ra \ˈȯr-ə\
1. a distinctive atmosphere surrounding a given source
2. a luminous radiation

Tommy Noonan, Liam O'Neill and Matthew Ford will create "Aura" as part of Carrboro's SHIMMER Festival. The installation is both visual and performance-based. A single shipping container is set in a public space, neon words fixed to the top read: AURA to draw the viewer in. A glow through the cracks in the door with a fascinating radiance suggests the promise of something wonderful inside. Approaching the mysterious box further enhances the mystery, and the sense of wonder and promise. Will curiosity equal reward? The installation explores individual perceptions about Perfection, the Ineffable and the Unknowable within public space.  It also hints at authority and restrictive space.

http://shimmerevent.com/

Sketches for Auguste
Feb
4
8:00 pm20:00

Sketches for Auguste

  • The Haw River Ballroom

A formal Showing by Jennifer Curtis, Murelle Elizéon, Dohee Lee, Tommy Noonan & Pauchi Sasaki / Culture Mill

Sketches for Auguste is a formal showing of a new work-in-progress by a group of world-class performing artists. Acclaimed violinists Jennifer Curtis and Pauchi Sasaki join choreographer/performers Murielle Elizéon and Tommy Noonan, along with performer Dohee Lee to create a multi-disciplinary chamber opera of sound and movement based on Henry Miller’s “The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder.”

This novella--which Miller believed to be his “most singular story”--depicts a clown’s near religious devotion to an audience through a trance-induced artistic offering that features an angel. Miller considered the process by which he paired a clown with an angel even more “surrealistic” than the final document itself. The notion of this work as autobiographical is as potent for Miller as it is to the performing artists, who will recreate the feverish state by melding music, movement, design, and text on the stage.

Sketches for Auguste will provide not only a fascinating evening of cutting-edge interdisciplinary work, but will also give a rare glimpse into a unique artistic collaboration. Curtis’s musical score will blend chordal harmonies with poly rhythms that will be interpreted through movement developed by Elizéon and Noonan. Visual aspects will derive from Miller’s own drawings as well as Lee’s costumes and Sasaki’s handmade electronic instruments.

All five artists regularly teach and work around the world. Jennifer Curtis was described by The New York Times as “an artist of keen intelligence and taste, well worth watching out for”, noting her solo concert in Carnegie Hall as “one of the gutsiest and most individual recital programs”; Murielle Elizéon is a French dancer who has worked professionally for 15 years across Europe, and is now based in North Carolina. Dohee Lee is a west-coast-based Korean artist with a deep history and practice in traditional Korean dance, drumming and contemporary performance; Tommy Noonan is an American artist who has shown work across the North America, Europe and Australia, and has written texts for The Performance Journal in New York and The Guidebook of Alternative Nows among others; Peruvian artist Pauchi Sasaki is currently a Rolex protégé under Phillip Glass, and has worked across disciplines, composing music for film, video, dance, theatre, installations and site-specific projects while applying new technologies.

Tickets are $15 (incl. NC Sales Tax) and can be purchased HERE

 

Ethelred the Unready
Dec
8
8:00 pm20:00

Ethelred the Unready

  • Cup 22 Cafe

"Chew less before you swallow. Take your pants off before your shoes. 
Don't sleep on it. Send that email. A Medieval English KIng: Unready, ill-advised, and not knowing himself doles out savory stories, bad advice, and cake. A hydra of music by muses Donovan, Nick Cave, and Scott Walker endear Ethelred to reveal why life has been like putting a saddle on a sheep. Irreverent, bungling, and achingly beautiful, Dana Marks conceives and performs. Jaybird O'Berski realizes." 

Workshop, discussion & master class with Clint Lutes (Paris)
Dec
2
1:30 pm13:30

Workshop, discussion & master class with Clint Lutes (Paris)

  • ADF Samuel Scripps Studios

Registration: www.americandancefestival.org // contact: murielle@culturemill.org

1:30 to 3:30 pm: Dance/Parkinson’s Workshop: In this workshop, we’ll engage in improvisations that question our relationships to space, texture, each other and movement initiation. It is a modifiable journey that invites you to engage with the material while adapting the movements to your own body, without any expectation other than presence in your moving body. It is an exchange in movement, an open communication between each other, our own bodies and the space around us. Improvisation in this sense is the investigation of actions, a play on the interpretation of movements and interactions. We’ll work with games and with methods of how we connect with each other and our surroundings. We’ll each work within our own possibilities but also to identify new possibilities in movement through these investigations. The goal is to create a situation where every movement is correct and that we learn and share while expanding our knowledge of ourselves and each other. The last 30 min of the workshop will be dedicated to an informal discussion about the experience with snacks and beverages. This workshop is designed for movers with or without Parkinson’s disease. Suggested Donation: $10

4-5.30pm: Roundtable Discussion: Past and Future projects with Movement and Parkinson’s. Join Clint Lutes and Culture Mill co-director Murielle Elizéon for an informal discussion around the history of Clint’s work on the German-Israeli project: “Störung/Hafra’ah”, a project that brought together artists, scientists, psychologists, doctors and philosophers to study movement and the loss of control of bodily movement. We will informally speak more about this project and ways in which the upcoming Culture Mill project titled: “Alles”, which explores similar territory, might learn from and build upon Lutes’ previous work. Open to all interested. Free. Registration recommended.

6-8pm: Improvisation Workshop: Be More Like You When You Dance: This workshop is using elements of Instant Composition and is influenced by a mix of artistic and scientific research associated with Improvisation and Parkinson’s Disease. It will be a journey through body-texture, connection and negotiation. We’ll engage in movement explorations using basic tools that combine to create complex situations, that encourage us to be present in our bodies, our points of view and our relationships. The work encourages release, patience, generosity and honesty and will be physically adaptable to each person’s body, state and feeling. We’ll attempt to be present, wild, imaginative, connected and curious. Any level of mover with at least some experience. Workshop fee: $15

ABOUT CLINT LUTES (BFA Dance NYU Tisch) As a performer he worked with Joy Kellmann, Johannes Wieland, Eun Me Ahn, Brian Brooks Moving Company... His choreo-graphic work, based on physical communication and social gesturing has been presented in Europe, USA, Australia, South Korea, Singapore and in Egypt. He created work with pvc Tanz Freiburg/Heidelberg, Cie Grenade, Festspielhaus Sankt Poelten, POSTTHEATER Berlin/NY/Tokyo, Collectif Coin as well as with figure skating champion Katarina Witt, and with the Chamaeleon Theater in Berlin. He co-founded LUCKY TRIMMER Tanz Performance Serie in Berlin and co-directed it from 2003-2010. He co-founded and co-directs the workshop series Manoeuvres in Grenoble, France. In 2015 he worked on Störung/Hafraah, a collaborative research project with dance/science/philosophy and Parkinson’s Disease at its core, and continues this research today under the heading of Danse Pour Parkinson in France. 2016-2018 he participates in ICI, a scientific and artistic research project studying improvisation and cognition. This year, Clint was artistic coordinator for the amateur project 1:59, in collaboration with Paris Quartier d’Eté and Eun Me Ahn. He has taught at ImPulsTanz, CND Paris/Lyon, Sasha Waltz & Guests, K3 Hamburg, Tanzhaus Zurich, Australian Dance Theater, Cal. St. University Fullerton, New York University and elsewhere.

Fake it Till You Make It
Oct
15
Oct 16

Fake it Till You Make It

  • Living Arts Collective

Fake It Till You Make It is a shared evening of two solos by seasoned performing artists: local choreographer Tommy Noonan, and established French company: Cie. Marie Lenfant. Both works seek to excite and provoke with complex images of success and superficiality, suggesting half-truths and asking questions about the relationship between ambition and facade.

Saturday, October 15th at 8pm & Sunday, October 16th at 5pm.

Living Arts Collective (410 Geer St., Durham, NC) $15 General Admission.

Tickets: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/9931

Trust the Bus Obscura: Durham
Sep
16
6:00 pm18:00

Trust the Bus Obscura: Durham

  • The Carrack Modern Art

Trust the Bus Obscura is coming to Durham for Third Friday! Come take a 15-minute ride inside a silent cinema created by Simon Lee with live music by Kellie Ann Grubbs and Benjamin Trueblood.

Trust the Bus Obscura
Aug
13
Aug 27

Trust the Bus Obscura

  • Saxapahaw, NC

Visual Artist Simon Lee (NYC) will turn the Culture Mill bus into a giant Camera Obscura, and will collaborate with local musicians Kellie Ann Grubbs and Benjamin Trueblood to create this phantasmagoric experience...

Saturdays, August 13, 20 & 27th at 5, 6 & 7pm.

Tickets: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/8759

Trust the Bus: The Farm
Jun
17
Jun 18

Trust the Bus: The Farm

  • Saxapahaw

Australian Dance/Performance Company will bring us a Trust the Bus performance in June. What will they do? We're not going to tell you.

Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th at 8pm.

Reserve tickets here.

Trust the Bus: Culture Mill/Jennifer Curtis/Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern
May
7
8:15 pm20:15

Trust the Bus: Culture Mill/Jennifer Curtis/Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern

  • Saxapahaw General Store

Party Party! Join for May 7 very enjoyable fun time with Jen Curtis, Small Pig and Mill of Culture! We make outdoor party and will build very enjoyable fun time for have fun with lots of people in early summer time! Have fun and make enjoyable songs, dancing, drink drink and toast for good people! Trust bus! Reservations now time!

Birthing Bodies Community Dance Workshop / Showing
Mar
19
9:00 am09:00

Birthing Bodies Community Dance Workshop / Showing

  • The Haw River Ballroom

The Birthing Bodies Community Dance Workshop will occur on March 19th, 2016.  This day long retreat at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw will bring together community members of all ages, abilities, and genders to engage with improvisational scores and movement exercises that explore the complex topics surrounding birth and motherhood. It is an initiative of Nicole Dagesse / Murmarations Dance as a part of her residency with Culture Mill.

Show No Show Showing
Mar
11
8:00 pm20:00

Show No Show Showing

  • ADF Studios

Show No Show is a duet created and performed by Gabrielle Revlock (USA) and Aleksandr Frolov (RU) as a part of their residency with Culture Mill in cooperation with the American Dance Festival.

Berlin // Durham
Dec
17
Dec 20

Berlin // Durham

  • The Carrack Modern Art

Culture Mill presents two performances made in Berlin, which experiment with the limits and definitions of the dance medium – aesthetically, economically and politically. “La Mula: A Beatmusical” parades pop-culture clichés to raise questions about our obsession with entertainment; (Thursday and Friday, December 17 & 18 at 8pm) “What Doesn’t Work” is a symphony of movement without composition, which probes the relationship between movement and meaning. (Saturday, December 19 at 8pm and Sunday, December 20 at 3pm). Both performances at The Carrack Modern Art (111 W. Parrish St., Durham, NC 27701). Tickets: $15 General Admission: www.berlindurham.com

IN DEPTH Physical Theater Workshop (Jacques Lacoq)
Oct
17
1:00 pm13:00

IN DEPTH Physical Theater Workshop (Jacques Lacoq)

  • Culture Mill Lab

On October 17th, Lasko will offer a physical theater workshop in the style of French theater pioneer Jacques Lecoq. The workshop will focus on a basic understanding of space, being alone, being in groups, using both text and mime techniques, and will culminate in a journey that weaves all elements together.

One Shoot by Compagnie Lasko
Oct
16
8:00 pm20:00

One Shoot by Compagnie Lasko

  • The Haw River Ballroom

One Shoot, a 2014 repertory work by Lasko will show on Friday, October 16th at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw. One Shoot is a play without words, developed from the diary of a French veteran of the Afghanistan wars.

XXY (Preview) by Compangie Lasko
Oct
9
8:00 pm20:00

XXY (Preview) by Compangie Lasko

  • The Carrack Modern Art

The preview show of XXY will take place Friday, October 9th at 8pm at the Carrack Modern Art in downtown Durham, and will be followed by a discussion and a reception. XXY explores questions surrounding gender identity: what does it mean to become a woman? To become a man? In what ways are we always “becoming”?

Solar Theater Project Open House
Aug
29
5:00 pm17:00

Solar Theater Project Open House

  • The Culture Mill Lab

Come learn about current artists-in-residence Carl Faber, Mikhael Tara Garver and Dean Poyner, and their Solar Theater Project. They will hold an open house to speak about and demonstrate their work supporting the development of original theater works, lighting installations and new solar theater technology. In the first residency, lighting designer Carl Faber and theater director, writer and teacher Mikhael Tara Garver will develop text for an original performance, and will begin the planning stage for a new solar-powered lighting installation — part of the development of a mobile solar lighting kit designed for site-specific theater.

Trust the Bus: ShaLeigh Dance Works
Aug
15
8:00 pm20:00

Trust the Bus: ShaLeigh Dance Works

  • A Barn

Choreographer Shaleigh Comerford and a collection of dancers, musicians, poets and singers adapt her recent piece: "ALÓ" across gas stations, horse pastures, chicken coops and a barn.

Archive Project POP-UP Exhibition
Aug
8
Aug 16

Archive Project POP-UP Exhibition

  • The Culture Mill Lab

Culture Mill presents Archive Project pop-up— a week-long exhibition of books, films, and performance exhibition. Archive Project is traveling from Oakland California to Saxapahaw, NC to present the Archive Collection which is a collection of books sourced from the personal libraries of leading arts and cultural figures.

Trust the Bus: Archive Project opening
Aug
8
8:00 pm20:00

Trust the Bus: Archive Project opening

  • A field and an old mill

Culture Mill creates an immersive journey through fragmented communal memories, witnessed from our bus as it drives across the rural countryside, to a series of video installations throughout Saxapahaw and culminating in the opening of the Archive Project Exhibition.

Open Retreat: Being Two
Jun
13
10:00 am10:00

Open Retreat: Being Two

  • The Culture Mill Lab

A full-day of FREE (donations accepted) workshops in Saxapahaw, NC -- based around the theme of "Being Two".