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Merge With Motion Commences XX Festival With Dance Performances

Featuring Music From Arcade Fire, Destroyer, The Magnetic Fields, The Rosebuds, and Spoon

Jun 10, 2009
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Indie kids get a bad reputation for standing stock still during concerts but our Spring issue-featured label, Merge Records aims to blast that stereotype to smitereens with Merge with Motion. The 20th-anniversary-partying independent rock label kicks off the festivities on Saturday, July 18, at The Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC. The Triangle Youth Ballet will be pulling off their best arabesques, Grand jetés, and the ever-popular pirouette to indie-rock tracks, The evening will include world-premiere dances set to music by Merge artists, along with a live performance by The Rosebuds. The Roseuds will play one of their classic works as well as debuting a new musical piece composed especially for Merge with Motion's dancers. The dance companies will also shake and shimmy to music from Arcade Fire, Caribou, Destroyer, The Magnetic Fields, Polvo, Richard Buckner, Spaceheads, Spoon and more. According to Merge, dance styles will range from "Original contemporary ballet, rhythm tap, and modern dance." Also, world class choreographers including; Amanda Miller (Chapel Hill / Pretty Ugly, Germany), North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (Chapel Hill), Pamela Pietro (American Dance Festival Faculty / Tisch-NYU), Sidelong Dance Co. (Winston-Salem) will commission the night's performances.

Here are the details:

Merge with Motion
Saturday, July 18, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
The Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall
309 W. Morgan Street
Durham, NC

$15/$17 Advance
$21 Day of show

Tickets are available Carolina Theatre website and at its box office. Box office hours are 11am–6pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour before showtime.

In other Merge news:

The North Carolina label is hosting a free show on Saturday, July 25 at 1 p.m. at Orange County Social Club in Carrboro. The outdoor show will feature sets by Portastatic, Tenement Halls, The Music Tapes, Matt Suggs, and Radar Bros. Tickets are still available for final night (July 26) of XX Merge at Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill featuring She & Him, American Music Club, and Wye Oak. Tickets are available via, at CD Alley, Bull City Records, Schoolkids Records and at the Memorial Hall box office.


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