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i am a shadow...the true self

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Each of us has some sort of negative perception of ourselves - our darker sides, our shadow self. We spend much of our lives rejecting these traits, striving to show others our best sides only. We split ourselves into two. But the more we reject the shadow, the stronger it becomes, the more distorted it becomes - and we suffer for it. i am a shadow...the true self considers what might happen if we accept this shadow self. It is only through acceptance of those darker thoughts that we can acknowledge who we truly are. Only through dancing with the shadow can we find enlightenment.

i am a shadow...the true self features new choreography by Chris Yon and Taryn Griggs for Eleanor Alberga’s Dancing with the Shadow alongside performances of Philip Cashian’s Dark Inventions, David Lang’s cheating, lying, stealing, and the world premiere of Hilary Purrington's Tourmaline.

  • Dark Inventions, Philip Cashian

  • Tourmaline, Hilary Purrington (world premiere)

  • cheating, lying, stealing, David Lang

  • Dancing with the Shadow, Eleanor Alberga

Click to on each photo below to read about the pieces and composers featured on this program

Dates: May 6 and 7 at 7:30 PM; May 8 at 3:00 PM
Location: Stephen D. Hyers Theatre

at the Greensboro Cultural Center

200 N. Davie Street, Greensboro, NC

Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for students. 

Children 12 and under are free.

Tickets available below.


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