Night of Renewal

  • Choreography, Dance Production

Evening-length dance theatre work in collaboration with L.D. Burris, Michael Newton (Scottish Highland dancer, scholar, and vocalist) and Ed Butler (musician) exploring historical intersections between African-American and Scottish Highland communities in North Carolina via a re-visioning of two important holiday traditions. Cast of 11, live music including vocals, banjo, fiddle, guitar and percussion. Premiered on the Kwanzaa Celebration at the Hayti Heritage Center, Durham, NC. Subsequently performed on First Night Raleigh, in local schools, at Duke University, and Speculating on the South, a conference at UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.

Duke Faculty Artists/Collaborators

Cited Artists/Collaborators

  • Keval Kaur Khalsa; L.D. Burris; Michael Newton and Ed Butler

Creation Date

  • 2006