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Davian “D.J.” Robinson, CONTRA-TIEMPO and More Choreograph Pieces for Fall Concert 2022

We are excited to announce that the Dance Program is returning to Stewart Theatre on Nov. 17 and 18, 2022, for the Dance Program Fall Concert. Tickets are on sale now!

This year’s Fall Concert will include choreography by guest artists, student choreographers and advanced dance program students—performed by Panoramic Dance Project, State Dance Company, and Independent Study in Dance students.

Student Choreographers

The event will include seven works by student choreographers, Evanna Edward, Emma Callicutt, Olivia Prevost, Drew Chavis, Madison KotyraKara PawlowskiRachel Morris and Taiylor Wade.

Of note—as a member of the Lumbee tribe—Chavis will be using her solo to bring attention to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) movement.

In a group piece, Morris will be exploring how different Enneagram types can affect one another.

Wade’s piece is an exploration of the perception of femininity in contrast with the performance of femininity.

Davian “D.J.” Robinson

Davian DJ Robinson

The State Dance Company will premiere a piece choreographed by local artist Davian “D.J.” Robinson who lost his sight as a child.

Robinson’s work explores dance beyond the visual dimension, and brings attention to the need to make dance more accessible and inclusive. His piece touches on the concept of inner beauty versus outer beauty, redemption, finding the true essence within oneself while discovering individuality and the overall unified beauty of nature and being.

We are excited to have Robinson working on this with our students and we cannot wait for you to see it.

About Davian “D.J.” Robinson

Davian Robinson, originally from Hickory, NC, is a dancer, public speaker, and Paralympic athlete. Currently living in Durham, NC, Davian completed his final year at UNC Charlotte earning degrees in both Dance and Exercise Science in Spring 2020. Davian has performed at Orsolina 28 and The Palace of Venaria in Italy, and in Charlotte, NC in UNC Charlotte Dance Concerts, MOVE Dance Alliance Concerts, Loose Leaves Showcase, and Reactions of Resistance. Notably, he was selected to perform in the Adidas “Impossible is Nothing” spec commercial, produced by Sugar Pop Productions and directed by Meg Games in 2018. Davian founded and leads Sensory Beyond Sight: dance workshops which invite participants to experience movement without the use of their sight. Learn more at AttackTheatre.com/Davian-Robinson.


Auditions for CONTRA-TIEMPO Piece on Monday, October 14

The Fall Concert will also include two pieces performed by the Panoramic Dance Project, including one by L.A. based CONTRA-TIEMPO, and a work in progress by current PDP rehearsal director, Alexandra Burchette.


CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold and multilingual Los Angeles-based activist dance theater company, dedicated to transforming the world through dance—building community, facilitating dialogue, and moving audiences to imagine what is possible. Learn more at CONTRA-TIEMPO.org.

About Alexandra Burchette

Alexandra Burchette is an NC State Alumni and former Panoramic Dance Project member. Alexandra graduated from NC State with a BS in Textile Technology with a focus in Textile Design.

We Hope to See You There

The show will begin at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 and 18, 2022. All tickets will be general admission which allows audience members to choose their own seats, according to preference and comfort. This also means seating will be first come, first served.