Wortham Center Presents
April 21 & 22, 2023 at 8 p.m.
This nationally renowned company, led by a husband-and-wife duo, brings an exciting collection of contemporary choreography that’s as “sensual” (Washington Post) as it is “humorous, elegant, and wild” (Seattle Dances). Stewart/Owen Dance cultivates the craft of storytelling through movement — even choreographing music videos for Moses Sumney, Sylvan Esso and Ben Phantom.
Premiering in this performance is an all-new, exhilarating piece created just for the Wortham Center stage. “Again, for the First Time” — commissioned by the Wortham Center — is broadly inspired by the human life cycle and stages of live. The work was created collaboratively with the Wortham and a local feedback panel, which enjoyed behind-the-scenes looks at the choreographic process and offered constructive comments throughout the creation of the piece.
Stewart/Owen Dance evening program
Asheville Scene cover story — April 14, 2023
Connect with the Art and Artists
- 10 a.m. Matinee Student Series performance, April 21. Open to the public, including families, student groups, and homeschoolers.
- Dance Workshop: Open level, 90-minute dance workshop for ages 16 and up. April 22 at 11 a.m. Henry LaBrun Studio. Learn more and register.
- Pre-show Discussions: April 21 & 22 at 7 p.m. Henry LaBrun Studio.
$10 Student Rush Tickets are available to full-time, matriculating students after 12 p.m. on the day of the performance. Students must visit the box office in person and present a valid school I.D. to purchase student rush tickets. Based on availability.
Wortham Center commissions new work by Stewart/Owen Dance
Video: New Work at the Wortham Center—First Steps
Video: New Work at the Wortham Center—Feedback Panel
Video: New Work at the Wortham Center—Taking the Stage
With funding support from
The performances by Stewart/Owen Dance are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.
This project was supported by ArtsAVL, Buncombe County Government, and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
John & Marsha Ellis • Dr. Bolling Farmer • Sue Fernbach & Jim Rishebarger • Hedy Fischer & Randy Shull • Jan & John Getz • Richard & Francee Healy • Steve & Rena Hoffman • Susan L. Holden • In Memory of Joel S. Berkowitz • James King & Jayne Cleveland • Henry LaBrun • Jerry McAninch • Tina McGuire • Robert & Karen Milnes • Ronna & Rob Resnick • Dianne & David Worley • Hank Young.
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