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Movement Art Is featuring Lil Buck and Jon Boogz

Jan 31 , 2019 · McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square

This event is free general admission

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

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Movement Art Is featuring Lil Buck and Jon Boogz

Jan 31 , 2019 · McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square

This event is free general admission

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

Just announced! Charlotte City Councilman At-Large Braxton Winston will moderate the conversation with Lil Buck and Jon Boogz.

MAI (Movement Art Is) is an organization that uses movement artistry to inspire and change the world while elevating the artistic, educational, and social impact of dance. Join MAI co-founders Jon Boogz and Lil Buck at the intimate McGlohon Theater as they present their work and discuss dance as a tool to educate and empower. The evening will include a moderated conversation and powerful dance piece featuring the duo, as well as a screening of their award-winning short film, “Color of Reality.” See how MAI is resetting the spectrum of what dance is and inspiring change in the world.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Jon Boogz is a movement artist, choreographer, and director who pushes the evolution of dance – sharing his art form with audiences of all backgrounds while inspiring and bringing awareness to social issues. With collaborators and clients including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Naomi Campbell, and TriBeCa Film Festival, Boogz’s most recent critically acclaimed project is Color of Reality, a short film he wrote, directed, and choreographed in collaboration with visual artist Alexa Meade and dancer Lil Buck. Lil Buck is a movement artist who began jookin at age 13. Named one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch, he gained international notoriety after an impromptu piece with Yo-Yo Ma went viral. Since then he has collaborated with artists including JR, Damian Woetzel, the New York City Ballet, Madonna, Benjamin Millepied, and Spike Lee. Buck is an avid arts education advocate, recipient of the WSJ Innovator Award. He has collaborated with brands like Glenfiddich and Louis Vuitton, and launched a capsule collection with Versace.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Braxton Winston was elected in 2017 as an at-large member and is serving his first term on council.

Winston is a stagehand and grip and a member of Charlotte’s thriving sports television and entertainment production community. He is a proud member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Union.

Winston is also an influential citizen-journalist, producing stories not covered by traditional media outlets and employing new models of citizen engagement.

Winston holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Davidson College, where he was a two-time letterman on the football team.

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Performance Schedule

Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.

7th Street Station Parking Garage
Enter on 6th or 7th Streets between N. College and N. Brevard Streets.

*The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.

Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive

  1. Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
  2. Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*

When You Exit

  1. Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
  2. Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
  3. Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”

*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.

CLICK HERE to Purchase your Parking Exit Pass in Advance

CLICK HERE for parking information for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center events. (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Knight Theater events.

Accessibility

Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.

  • Infrared listening system for people with hearing impairments
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the Tryon Street entrance or in the 7th Street drop-off area.

SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, simply ask any usher for assistance.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.

SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING

Interpreting
Certain performances at Spirit Square will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Learning Devices
Infrared hearing amplification is available free of charge for all performances at Spirit Square. In McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, patrons may ask an usher for assistance.