Culture Mill Official Launch

  • The Haw River Ballroom 1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road Graham, NC, 27253 United States

The Culture Mill Launch will begin in the afternoon with free Shaga dance class and an introduction to Parkour workshop offered at the Haw River Ballroom. Outside, Culture Mill's new bio-diesel bus will be parked with food vendors, and the acoustic duo MAJO LOVO will present a concert of original music. Literature on Culture Mill's Kickstarter and its upcoming events will be available.

Doors for the evening program will open at 7pm in the Haw River Ballroom with DJ set from producer and composer, Direwolf, before a performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams' "The Lark Ascending" by renowned violinist Jennifer Curtis with orchestral backing. The evening will continue with a dance performance: "It's Not Me It's You" by Real.Live.People.Durham. Culture Mill will then introduce its programs and upcoming events, and will be followed by the multimedia dance company VECTOR, which will present "Mess" with live accompaniment by Jennifer Curtis. The evening will culminate in a concert featuring Kaira Ba and Pierce Freelon of Beat Making Lab and The Beast.

All involved artists are locally based, yet known regionally, nationally and internationally. The collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of the Launch will reflect Culture Mill's independent, artist-driven organization, and its belief that community, technology, education, local economy and culture are intimately connected, and can be dynamically developed through high-quality artistic exchange and collaboration.

Tickets are $15 in advance / $18 at the door, general admission.