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The Mark Dance Company - The Next Step

Mar 19 , 2016 · DUKE ENERGY THEATER at Spirit Square

$15 - $25

Presented by: Charlotte Dance Festival

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The Mark Dance Company - The Next Step

Mar 19 , 2016 · DUKE ENERGY THEATER at Spirit Square

$15 - $25

Presented by: Charlotte Dance Festival

The Next Step is a culmination of dance repertoire the company has built since it’s inception in 2012. The concert presents 9 works, showcasing one world-premiere, two Charlotte-premieres, a film for dance piece, and the very first piece created for the company’s repertory, all nestled between a collection of audience favorites. The title for this concert depicts THE MARK’s advancement into ‘the next step’ within their career.

THE Mark has selected a variety of works that showcases the diversity of the company, both stylistically and through content. In this concert the audience will appreciate the inclusion of modern (classical and non-classical), contemporary, jazz, and even some inspiration from Butoh-esque forms of movement. The audience will also get to watch the company work with a variety of props, using chairs, a portable ballet barre, and a large piece of fabric, all manipulated in non-conventional ways. THE MARK has also provided a variety of themes portraying topics including: geometric mathematics, women within the business world, renaissance art/architecture, the 2011 Japanese Tohoku tsunami/earthquake, and even takes you behind the scenes into rehearsals, among other topics. This concert was designed to provide a wide example of works, and to touch-base with the many interests of audience members, providing something engaging for each patron to enjoy.

THE MARK dance company
Founded in 2012 by Artistic Director, Arlynn Zachary, THE MARK is a modern-contemporary dance company based out of Charlotte, NC. THE MARK is a dance company dedicated to impacting the audience in a way that allows each person to leave the space feeling as though they have been marked by what they have just experienced. "With each step we take, there is a mark left behind." - Arlynn Zachary


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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.


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

  • Assistive listening systems available
  • 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.


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.


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
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance.