The Changeling
May
17
to May 19

The Changeling

Join Durham's Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern in Saxapahaw, North Carolina for three special performances of "The Changeling"

Beatrice Johanna is in love with the wrong man. Using her father's loathed manservant to remedy this pickle lands her in the kind of peril only a hard-boiled dame can handle.

Isabella is married to a windy old fool, languishing as his trophy wife as he governs a madhouse of horny inmates.

Two plots. Two rooms. One intersecting tale.

The audience switches settings at intermissions in this one-of-a-kind staging.

Tickets here
 

THIS IS NOT A CULTURE MILL PROGRAM. IT IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY THE CULTURE MILL LAB OPEN SPACE POLICY (www.culturemill.org/space)

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Make / Believe
May
11
to May 13

Make / Believe

 

Make / Believe takes audiences on a short walking journey though downtown Graham before arriving at a secret location in which performers will create an immersive theatrical event, probing the value of artistic experiences within a society driven by commercial market forces. Drawing loosely on historical NC commerce traditions such as Tobacco Auctions, Make / Believe playfully imagines the value of a song, a dance, a poem or a story as a commodity to be bid upon, bought, sold and traded. In a series of communal and individual vignettes, Make / Believe ultimately asks audiences to consider the value of artistic experiences in their daily lives, communities and larger society.

The performance is part 1 of a 2-part series on value, art and community to take place in downtown Graham. It continues Culture Mill’s tradition of creating artistic experiences in secret, site-specific locations in order to instil an intriguing sense of adventure in audiences. Make / Believe is Culture Mill’s first production to be held in Graham, and realized with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as a grant from the Alamance Innovation Fund in cooperation with The COOP.

Free

Due to limited space, advance registration required. Starting location will be emailed upon registration.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Email info@culturemill.org for special needs.

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Trust the Bus: Season 3, Part 1
May
11
to May 13

Trust the Bus: Season 3, Part 1

Season 3, Part 1: May 11th, 12th and 13th at 5pm

Departure point: Saxapahaw General Store, Saxapahaw, NC

Free

Time: roughly 90 minutes

 

Trust the Bus is back…

Culture Mill’s third season of the celebrated site-specific performance series returns with two original groundbreaking, face-melting, awesome performance projects. What are they? Well, we could tell you, but we’d have to throw you under the bus. Just kidding. All mixed metaphors aside, here’s how it works: You get on on our 44-seat Blue Bird school bus with a bunch of other folks. No one knows where the bus is going, so you trust the bus. The bus brings to you some kind of original immersive experience installed in a location near Saxapahaw. You get your face melted by amazing art. Then the bus brings you back to Saxapahaw. All of that is true, except your face doesn’t actually get melted. That’s another metaphor.

Seats are limited, so register in advance below.

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We Are Seeds: Land, Meaning, and Money
Apr
28
2:30 PM14:30

We Are Seeds: Land, Meaning, and Money

Please join RAFI and the Saxapahaw Social Justice Exchange for the fourth talk in the Equity at the Table Speaker Series - We are Seeds: Land, Meaning, and Money. The talk will be delivered by Vanessa Jackson. This event is a collaboration between RAFI and the Saxapahaw Social Justice Exchange.

What impact does lack of money have on our emotional well-being? 

What role does land and farming have in contributing to fiscal trauma, in the past and still today? 

In her talk, Ms. Jackson will explore these questions by examining what meaning working the land has and the fiscal trauma which emerges from the financial struggle to make a living or feed oneself. Participants will engage in conversations about how money shapes their lives and discuss tools for how to address and heal the emotional impacts of ancestral fiscal trauma. Ms. Jackson is a licensed clinical social worker, Soul Doula and owner of Healing Circles, Inc., a healing practice based in Atlanta, GA. 

RAFI will host the Equity at the Table Speaker Series in locations across North Carolina from March through August 2018. The series is designed for people who are working in the intersection of equity and food security and for those with the desire to think more critically about equity in their work and volunteerism. RAFI invites people of faith, farmers, activists, and journalists to come hear these perspectives.

Register for this free event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-are-seeds-land-meaning-and-money-tickets-44425729553

(THIS IS NOT A CULTURE MILL EVENT - IT IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY THE CULTURE MILL LAB OPEN SPACE POLICY).

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Film Screening: Whose Streets
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening: Whose Streets

The activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice bring you Whose Streets? - A documentary about the Ferguson uprising. This program is a part of Saxapahaw Black History Month Celebration. For a comprehensive schedule of all Saxapahaw Black History Month programs, visit www.saxapahawnc.com

Suggested Donation: $5

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Community Dinner with Jeff & Tish Davis
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Community Dinner with Jeff & Tish Davis

Come and enjoy delicious home cooked food by local chef Jeff Davis. Jeff and Tish will be serving up food in the Culture Mill Lab between 6 and 7pm. It’s a great opportunity to have some good food, talk with friends and meet your neighbors before the 7pm Culture Mill screening in the same location. This program is a part of Saxapahaw Black History Month Celebration. For a comprehensive schedule of all Saxapahaw Black History Month programs, visit www.saxapahawnc.com

Suggest Donation: $5

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Performance: "A Conversation with Frederick Douglass" by Jeghetto
Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

Performance: "A Conversation with Frederick Douglass" by Jeghetto

Join Frederick Douglass in an intimate conversation about his childhood in the institution of slavery in America. Experience a multi medium performance of Puppetry and visual images produced by Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins. Original music by Shana Tucker. This program is a part of Saxapahaw Black History Month Celebration. For a comprehensive schedule of all Saxapahaw Black History Month programs, visit www.saxapahawnc.com

Suggested Donation: $10

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Field Trip to the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) Moral March
Feb
10
6:00 AM06:00

Field Trip to the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) Moral March

  • Culture Mill Lab (Bus departure point) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The HKonJ People’s Assembly Coalition is made up of the more than 125 North Carolina NAACP branches, youth councils, and college chapters from across the state and members of over 200 other social justice organizations. This program is a part of Saxapahaw Black History Month Celebration.

Bus leaves The Culture Mill Lab (1616 Jordan Dr., Saxapahaw, NC) at 6am and will return around 3pm. Tickets $10 to cover gas and driver.

For a comprehensive schedule of all Saxapahaw Black History Month programs, visit www.saxapahawnc.com

 

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Haw River Tango Marathon
Dec
29
to Dec 31

Haw River Tango Marathon

  • The Haw River Ballroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The second bi-annual Haw River Tango Marathon will draw dedicated Argentine Tango dancers and DJs from up and down the east coast and Canada for a three-day festival at the Haw River Ballroom. The marathon is a fundraiser for Culture Mill’s programs.

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Kay Blada Recycling in Haiti: 2nd Anniversary Fundraiser & Dance Party
Dec
23
6:00 PM18:00

Kay Blada Recycling in Haiti: 2nd Anniversary Fundraiser & Dance Party

Join this party and fundraiser in the Culture Mill Lab for Kay Blada Recycling: a local non-profit providing a way for THE POOREST OF THE POOR in Haiti to make a meager income, which goes towards paying for food, school and school uniforms for children, etc.Each day locals collect plastic of any kind, but mainly bottles. They bring their plastic to Kay Blada Recycling Center, where the plastic then is weighed and the collectors get paid by the pound. It's been two years since Kay Blada Recycling has been doing everything by hand, from picking to sorting to cleaning and lifting the plastic. Now they are seeking funding to upgrade their facility also pay their employees a better salary.

Therefore, we are inviting you to join Kay Blada Recycling for a dance night for the benefit their fantastic cause! PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS

December 23rd
6-9pm at the Culture Mill Lab
1616 Jordan Dr.
Saxapahaw, NC 27340

Contact and info: kayblada.squarespace.com 
Email: kaybladarecycling@gmail.com

*BYOB

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Body Stories: A contemporary Dance Workshop with Murielle Elizéon
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Body Stories: A contemporary Dance Workshop with Murielle Elizéon

In this workshop, Murielle is excited to share some aspects of the creative process of her solo "Brown" premiering on December 3rd as part of DIDA Season 4. She will invite participants to dive into curious physical explorations, investigating their individual and communal movement "repertoire". She will seek to build stamina and confidence to face both the familiar and the unfamiliar and will invite the emergence of unknown physicality and new qualities of presence in movement and performance.  

About BROWN:
During the creation of Brown, Murielle Elizéon explored through various exercises utilizing somatics, imagery, and improvisation prompts, pathways to uncover and excavate layered movement material linked to personal history, as a way to tell stories beyond language and narration, using the archaeology of the body as a source, a creative potential that can manifest in physical forms. 

Murielle Elizéon is a choreographer and performer currently based in Saxapahaw, NC. Her individual and collaborative work has been presented in Germany, France, Poland, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland and the US. 
She regularly teach classes and workshops in movement and dance both internationally as well as locally, and is co-directing Culture Mill, a performing arts laboratory based in Saxapahaw, NC dedicated to fostering creative community and collaboration through artist residencies, educational outreach and original artistic projects.

Where: Living Arts Collective, 
When: Saturday December 2nd, 1-3pm
Who: dancers, actors and anyone curious.
Price: $20(scholarships available) 

REGISTER IN ADVANCE BY CLICKING HERE

Info: 

This workshop is generously supported by The Living Arts Collective supports local artists and promotes community engagement by offering accessible space and resources for socially progressive arts, culture, conscious living, and wellness practices.

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Brown
Nov
30
to Dec 1

Brown

  • Monkey Bottom Colloborative (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Brown is a new evening-length solo-performance from Murielle Elizéon. A collision with the lingering allure of gender and racial stereotypes, Brown uses personal history to explore issues of heritage, violence against women, loss, vulnerability, and resilience. Followed by a facilitated discussion with Val Hanson, Director of the Restorative Justice program at The Dispute Settlement Center.

Preview: Thursday, November 30th at 7pm ($10)

Sunday, December 3rd and Monday, December 4th at 7pm.

Tickets are $15, general admission; $10 for students/seniors.

Contains partial nudity and adult themes. Not appropriate for children under 14.

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FIELD TRIP 2: Octavia Butler's "The Parable of the Sower" at Memorial Hall
Nov
17
6:30 PM18:30

FIELD TRIP 2: Octavia Butler's "The Parable of the Sower" at Memorial Hall

Octavia E. Butler’s
Parable of the Sower

“Difficult to imagine a performance that could be more filmic, visceral or dramatic” – The National, UAE

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Toshi Reagon is a celebration of all that’s progressive and uplifting in American music. Written by Toshi in collaboration with her mother—iconic singer, scholar and activist Bernice Johnson Reagon—this powerful opera brings together 200 years of Black music to give life to Octavia E. Butler’s acclaimed science fiction novel, with revealing insights on gender, race and the future of human civilization. Co-commissioned by NYU Abu Dhabi.

Bus departs the Culture Mill Lab (1616 Jordan Dr., Saxapahaw, NC) at 6:30pm and returns after the performance (10pm-ish)
 

Please register your seats in advance by sending an email to info@culturemill.org

Suggested donation: $5 - $10 / seat (includes bus ride and ticket to show)
 

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The Solar Theater Project
Nov
13
to Nov 16

The Solar Theater Project

Combining new technology, immersive theatre and social impact,Culture Mill welcomes back lighting designer Carl Faber, director and activist Mikhael Tara Garver and playwright Dean Poyner for a residency developing this multi-year collaborative project.

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FIELD TRIP 1: Big Dance Theater's "17C" at Memorial Hall
Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

FIELD TRIP 1: Big Dance Theater's "17C" at Memorial Hall

Big Dance Theater’s
17C

The diary of a 17th century playboy. Modern dance. A radical feminist play. Podcasters. Anything could happen during the world premiere of 17c, an expectation-defying maelstrom of creativity from Obie Award-winning ensemble Big Dance Theater. Weaving together music, text, dance, and more, this "deliciously witty" (Dancebeat) production is sure to keep you hooked until the very end.

Bus departs the Culture Mill Lab (1616 Jordan Dr., Saxapahaw, NC) at 6:30pm and returns after the performance (10pm-ish)

Suggested donation: $5 - $10 / seat (includes bus ride and ticket to show)

Please register your seats in advance by sending an email to info@culturemill.org

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CULTURE MILL FIELD TRIPS are a way to have a unique experience together with friends, family, neighbors or even better, with strangers. Enjoy a ride on our vintage school bus which includes a ticket to a world-class performance.

 

 

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Je Suis Belle
Nov
4
to Nov 11

Je Suis Belle

  • The North Carolina Museum of Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience Auguste Rodin’s ability to render the texture and the tension of the human body through the lens of movement and sound. Murielle Elizéon draws on various Rodin sculptures, as well as the relationship between Rodin and his model, collaborator and lover: Camille Claudel to create a textured duet together with Tommy Noonan.

The work is also in collaboration with NC-based sound-artist Ben Trueblood, who creates a real-time sculptural rendering of time, bodies and sound. The 20-minute performance highlights the kinetic power of Rodin's sculptures, imagining them as fluid living works which provide insight into the dynamic human relationship in which many of them were formed.

November 4, 5 & 11
1pm, 2pm & 3pm
The North Carolina Museum of Art
West Building - Rodin Gallery
Free
20 minutes 

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Articulating Value in the Arts: Symposium
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Articulating Value in the Arts: Symposium

Culture Mill will produce Articulating Value in the Arts: Symposium on September 23rd at Living Arts Collective in Durham, NC from 10am to 3pm. The event will represent the culmination of Culture Mill’s 1-year conversation series and sustained consideration of the relationship between art and value. Activities will include the release of a self-produced book containing original writings, interviews and relevant texts, as well as several live presentations on new research and local initiatives originating from the project. Guests will include Saba Taj (Artist and Activist), Jeff Petus (NC Arts Council), George Scheer (Elsewhere), Jessica Jones (PARC NC), Murielle Elizéon (Culture Mill), Ginger Wagg (Wild Actions), Sarah Powers (City of Raleigh); Brian Howe (Arts and Culture Editor, IndyWeek); Beth Yerxa (Triangle ArtWorks), Tommy Noonan (Culture Mill), and Monét Noelle Marshall (MOJOAA Performing Arts Company).

 

SCHEDULE

9:45 - 10:15: Arrival with Coffee and Snacks

10:15 - 10:30: Introduction - Murielle Elizéon and Ginger Wagg

10:30 - 10:50: Assumptions - Tommy Noonan

10:50 - 11:10: How Can We Leverage the Arts to Challenge Gentrification? - Laura Ritchie

11:10 - 11:30: Artist Resource Sharing in the Triangle - Jessica Jones

11:30 - 11:45: Break

11:45 - 12:45: Breakout Discussion Groups:

1.  Artists and the Public Sector: Jeff Pettus & Sarah Powers

2.  Developing Tools and Resources for Artists to Thrive in the Triangle - Beth Yerxa

3.  Making Art in Today’s Political Reality - with Saba Taj & Monét Marshall

12:45 - 1:30: Break for Lunch

1:30 - 2:45: Panel Discussion: Art and Value

With: Saba Taj (Artist and Activist), Jeff Pettus (NC Arts Council), George Scheer (Elsewhere), Sarah Powers (City of Raleigh); Monét Marshall (MOJOAA Performing Arts Company), Moderated by Brian Howe (Arts and Culture Editor, IndyWeek)

2:45 - 3:00: Closing - Murielle Elizéon and Ginger Wagg

 

Tickets are $15, general admission; $10 for students/seniors/artists.

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Bootstraps: An American Fable
Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

Bootstraps: An American Fable

A production by The Art Monastery Project

Acrobatic, slapstick and sung, two Americans battle their way across a cardboard landscape in search of The Dream. Did we mention they are white, middle class, and kinda unaware? Featuring raw, powerhouse performances from Kaitlin June and Raphael Sacks in the roles they were born to play, and directed by Shawn Shafner, award-winning taboo-breaker. Bootstraps challenges audiences to question how we otherize our neighbors, how success is constructed and the role white people can play in perpetuating and dismantling systems of oppression. Are you ready to play outside the box?

"Bootstraps: An American Fable" is made possible through Culture Mill's Open Space Policy. For more info, visit www.culturemill.org/openspace

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Art Making and Money
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Art Making and Money

Join local artists and non-artists for a conversation about monetary value in relationship to making art. In previous Articulating Value conversations we approached issues surrounding salary, labor-value, concrete economic conditions, shared goals and personal responsibility in the art-making economy.

More on the project at www.articulatingvalue.com
Contact: ely@printosynthesis.com

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Culture Mill Lab Opening Party
Jul
29
8:30 PM20:30

Culture Mill Lab Opening Party

Join Culture Mill for the official opening of the new Culture Mill Lab, in "downtown" Saxapahaw. We will open doors at 8:30pm, announce our 2017/18 season at 9pm, and will enjoy drinks, snacks and music from DJ Malik. Stop by, find out what we are up to in the coming year, have a drink, cut a rug!

Free and open to all. Donations welcome.

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 Open Summer Retreat in Saxapahaw
Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

 Open Summer Retreat in Saxapahaw

“Movement Improvisation / Practice” & Culture Mill Lab Opening Party"

Join us for an Open Retreat organized by Culture Mill and Durham Independent Dance Artists at the Culture Mill Lab in beautiful Saxapahaw, North Carolina. “Open Retreats” are day-long spaces for the exchange of skills and practices relevant to the local performing arts community. Whether you are professional or an amateur practitioner, “Open Retreats” are open to members of our local and greater communities who wish to take part in a day of body-based experience to feed their own interests and practices.

July 29th will be organized around the theme of Movement Improvisation / Practice and will feature three workshops from local artists with deep practices that relate to our theme. Stay for the free outdoor farmers' market and music series, Saturdays in Saxapahaw, at 6pm and the Culture Mill Lab Opening Party at 8pm!

Workshops and Day Schedule are as follows:

  • 10am to 11:30am - “Grooves” with Christopher Grohs: A sweet exploration of our anatomy through simple joint patterns to figure out how our bodies can move with ease and efficiency. In this class, we'll hone in on our side body and lateral support structures and add in some twisting and turning. After our gentle exploration, we'll find a phrase that takes us across the floor.
  • 1pm to 2:30pm - “Viewpoints” with Dana Marks - Explore the messages and meaning we put forth to the world/audiences by working with the physical body and the Viewpoints of time and space. Through group exercises and structured improvisations, participants will begin to follow initial impulses and learn to listen and express themselves in a deeper, more accessible way.
  • 3pm to 4:30pm-  “Moving Inside/Out” with ShaLeigh Comerford - Shaga/People: Inspired by the Gaga movement philosophy of Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, we approach movement as a dynamic, healing, and ever-changing power, using evocative ideas and imagery in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Class begins slowly and builds in intensity to continuous motion, providing enjoyable exercise for both body and soul.
  • 4:30pm to 6pm - Open Space Salon - The Culture Mill Lab will be available during this time for both discussions and movement that relates to, reflects upon or integrates the day’s experiences.
  • 6pm to 8pm - “Saturdays in Saxapahaw” Free Farmers Market and Music Series - Sit out on the lawn just outside the Culture Mill lab, visit vendors and food trucks and listen to Jonathan Byrd in this beautiful and quintessential Saxapahaw Summer Festival.
  • 8pm - Culture Mill Lab Opening Party and Season 17/18 Announcement. Come back inside to celebrate the opening of the new Culture Mill Lab, learn about what we’ve got in store for the coming season, stay for drinks, dancing..and more!

PARKING: Due to Saturdays in Saxapahaw, please park in the meadow just before the Saxapahaw General Store, or the United Methodist Church directly across the Haw River on Church Rd.

LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE for the Open Retreat Worskshops.

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Saxapahaw Move Night: Michael Jackson's "This is It".
Jul
14
8:30 PM20:30

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

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.

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Saxapahaw Movie Night: The Neverending Story
Jun
9
8:30 PM20:30

Saxapahaw Movie Night: The Neverending Story

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.

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The Dream Wanderer: Virtual Reality Bus
May
13
5:00 PM17:00

The Dream Wanderer: Virtual Reality Bus

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. 

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Saxapahaw Move Night (Back to the Future)
May
12
8:30 PM20:30

Saxapahaw Move Night (Back to the Future)

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.

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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

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

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Saxapahaw Movie Night (West Side Story)
Apr
14
8:30 PM20:30

Saxapahaw Movie Night (West Side Story)

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.

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Aura
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Aura

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/

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