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Blumenthal Celebrates Dance featuring Twyla Tharp Dance

Feb 25 , 2017 · BELK THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Prices begin at $10.00

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

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Blumenthal Celebrates Dance featuring Twyla Tharp Dance

Feb 25 , 2017 · BELK THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Prices begin at $10.00

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

Join us for a fun-filled evening celebrating dance and the joy (and health benefits) of movement, all capped off by a performance of the internationally acclaimed Twyla Tharp Dance.

Blumenthal Celebrates Dance activities include (for ticket holders only):

  • Dance, fitness and healthy living exhibits: 6 PM – Belk Theater Lobby
  • 6:30pm – 7:15pm:  Lecture Demonstration - Booth Playhouse
    Twyla Tharp Dance former dancer and current company manager, Alexander Brady, will speak about Twyla’s choreography, style, and legacy.  Local dancer and educator, Bianca Harris, will be moderating this event.

  • 7:15pm – 7:45pm:  Nutrition Talk - Founders Room
    Certified Nutritional Therapist Helen Gardiner-Parks will speak about healthy eating for dancers.  Learn how to properly fuel and energize your body.  Her talk will focus on the importance of hydration and dealing with eating healthfully amidst a very busy schedule.

  • Performance by the world-renowned Twyla Tharp Dance: 8 PM – Belk Theater

Thanks to support from Carolinas HealthCare System, tickets are only $10 general admission, $20 reserved. This a perfect time to bring friends and family to the beautiful Belk Theater and experience one of the world’s great dance companies, while also having a chance to explore Charlotte’s own dynamic dance scene.

Charlotte Broadway fans saw Tharp’s choreography in the Broadway musical hits MOVIN’ OUT and COME FLY AWAY. Her work often uses jazz and contemporary pop scores from musical icons like Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, The Beach Boys and Frank Sinatra. Her honors include one Tony Award, two Emmy Awards, 19 honorary doctorates, the 2004 National Medal of the Arts, a MacArthur Genius Fellowship and a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor. This performance celebrates her 50th anniversary.

Blumenthal Performing Arts thanks Carolinas HealthCare System for helping us bring our community together to celebrate dance.

Planned Exhibitors at the event:

Baran Dance
Carolina Healthcare Systems
Caroline Calouche & Co
Charlotte Dance Alliance
Charlotte Repertory Dance Theatre
Charlotte Youth Ballet
Kinetic Works
Klimaxx Dance Studio
Loose Leaves Showcase
Momentum Dance
NC Dance District
Planet Ballroom
UNCC Dance Department
Xtend Barre Charlotte
Charlotte Ballet
Jena Bergin-Peters
Mufuka Works
Steps N Motion
Winthrop Dance Department

And more!

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Performance Schedule

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Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.
Bank of America Center Parking Garage
Entrances at:   150 N. College St.
                      290 E. 5th St.

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 Spirit Square events. (McGlohon Theater, Duke Energy 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
  • Limited booster seats available at Belk Theater.

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. A wheelchair accessible "unisex" restroom on the Belk Theater's Grand Tier level accommodates persons who may need assistance from a spouse or companion of the opposite sex. Ask an usher for the location.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances in the Belk Theater, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the corner of Tryon and 5th Streets or valet parking on Tryon. If you wish to receive this service, please contact the Box Office at least 2 days prior to the performance to make these arrangements.


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. For Belk Theater performances, patrons can pick up headsets at the coat check in the Grand Tier Lobby.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At Belk Theater, assistance is available at the coat check in the Grand Tier Lobby.

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 the Performing Arts Center will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested. There will be one Sign Interpreted and Audio Described performance in each Broadway Lights engagement on a Sunday at 2pm.

Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance. In Belk Theater, headsets may be checked out from the coat check located in the Grand Tier.

Communication Devices
TTY/TOO is available on the Mezzanine Level of the Belk Theater near the entrance from Founders Hall.

Group Sales

10% for groups of 10+, with one (1) comp ticket