Saturday Drop-Ins

Only TWO more Saturday drop-in classes before I hit the road for the summer 😎👙🌊 TODAY and Saturday, May 28th, 10:30-12pm at ACDT//$10//Adv Modern

Photo: Michael Oppenheim


#fbf to IL last February with my fave teachin’ + dancin’ comrade, @minupin 👯 (still the biggest goobers in the room) 

Many thanks Principle Dance! #LKD #danceteacherlife


#tbt to the original #lindseykelleydance crew! 💖 “Legend of the Shim Sham” Style #LKD #danceavl #dancelocal Photo: Natasha Serrao Meduri

Magic Language Suite

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Part of the 2016 ‘Interlude’, Lindsey Kelley Dance will debut two works which respond to the silkscreen prints titled ‘Magic Language,’ created by industrial designer Eva Zeisel and the ceramicists of KleinReid. Accompanying live musical composition will be performed by Marc Hennessey of ‘To All My Dear Friends.’ Choreography, costumes, and music are derived from a sense of harmony and balance of the two prints, incorporating their colors, shapes, and mood. ‘Magic Language #1’ corresponds to the first of the prints, containing weightedness and precise detail; ‘Magic Language #2’ corresponds to the second print, which is flowery and full of spiralling whimsy.

There are THREE performances of ‘Magic Language Suite’
1. Friday, April 8th at 7:30pm
2. Saturday, April 9th at 3:00pm
3. Saturday, April 9th at 5:00pm

All performances take place on the 2nd Floor of The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design in Downtown Asheville: 67 Broadway, Asheville, NC 28801. Performance duration is 15 minutes.

Magic Language #1 is performed by Lindsey Brewer, Ashleigh Gurtler, Kathleen Hahn, and Alexis Miller

Magic Language #2 is performed by Lindsey Brewer, Ashleigh Gurtler, Kathleen Hahn, and Conner Hall

Live musical performance each show by Marc Hennessey

Events will be ticketed – participants may purchase an “ALL HAPPENINGS” pass for $50 before March 31st and $60 after, or a “ONE HAPPENING” day pass for $15.

Tickets will be sold at the Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center in Downtown Asheville, online at (pick-up at BMCM+AC), and Harvest Records.

For futher information, plus the official ‘Interlude’ calendar, please visit




Tampa-based musicians Sean Hamilton and Nathan Corder of Mechanical Bull are teaming up with Asheville’s professional modern dance company, Lindsey Kelley Dance, for a one-night only performance on Sunday, November 22nd, 7:00pm, at the BeBe Theatre in downtown Asheville. Mechanical Bull and LKD will present an hour long set of collaborative work, highlighting the relationship between musician and dancer.

Mechanical Bull is a duo for electric guitar, drum set, and interactive electronics. Hamilton states, “It’s freely improvised music with electronics that are running programs we wrote that improvise according to given parameters.”  LKD will present an array of past and present repertory, including snippets from their “Legend of the Shim Sham” and “Ladle Weiss” productions. Combining trademark LKD movement phrase work with Mechanical Bull’s musical improvisations, EMIT:TIME is certain to entertain music and dance enthusiasts of all kinds!

Tickets are $15.00 and include one alcoholic beverage. $12.00 tickets are available for audience members under 21 years of age. Additional beer and wine is available for purchase throughout the performance.

An artist talk back will take place immediately following the performance. Have questions? Please email

About Mechanical Bull:

Nathan Corder is a composer and guitarist currently living in Tampa, Fl. Nathan holds degrees in composition and philosophy from the University of South Florida. Nathan’s works, ranging from full orchestra to interactive computer music, and installations have been performed worldwide. Recently, Nathan’s works have been recognized at events such as the NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, mise-en music festival, N_SEME, Root Signals, and the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) Conference at Wesleyan University. In 2014, Nathan was awarded the Allen Strange award from SEAMUS.

Sean Hamilton is a percussionist, composer, and improviser whose interests primarily lie in the conjunctions of new music, electroacoustic music, free improvisation, experimental music, and multidisciplinary projects. Notable performances include the commission and world premiere of Stuart Saunders Smith’s Queen Anne’s Lace for solo vibraphone, recitals of acoustic and electroacoustic music in Florida and Pennsylvania, and attendance the Choreographers and Composers Lab, hosted by the Phoenix Dance Theatre in Leeds, UK. Sean is a regular collaborator with visual artists, dancers, choreographers, and musicians, working on projects with artists in Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, Texas and England. As a composer, Sean’s original compositions include works for solo instruments, chamber groups, electroacoustic mediums, and fixed media that have been performed in both the United State and Europe.