Celebrating today with another staff intro! Today we caught up with Patron Services Coordinator (and CPA Instagram takeover celebrity) Idalis Payne.
💼What's your role at CPA?💼
Essentially, I handle the day-to-day tasks in the box office and the prep work for audience services. I'm also often on the ground for events, kind of as a jack of all trades for ticket and audience services.
❤️What's your favorite part of your job?❤️
The students. When I was an undergraduate at UNC I worked as a student, too. Patrons might not realize just how much happens at CPA because of the work of our student staff.
🍔Where's your go-to place for food on Franklin St?🍔
McDonald's for a 10 piece chicken nugget with fries and a coke.
☀️It's a sunny Saturday afternoon. Where would we find you?☀️
Chilling on my bed watching YouTube or playing with my cats.
🎉Which performance are you most excited for this season?🎉
The Soul Rebels with special guest Big Freedia! I can't wait for the energy at that performance.
💡What's the most memorable performance you've ever seen?💡
Can I have two favorites? Boots Riley and The Coup at CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio because of the amazing atmosphere, and Wild Up: We the People because it was so community oriented. I actually got to be in the community chorus in that show, which was so cool.
'Lamentation Space' performed by Natasha Diamond Walker at Martha Graham Dance Company's September 2019 CURRENT Takeover at Carolina Performing Arts.
Created by technology artist Tyler Henry in collaboration with Martha Graham Resources, 'Lamentation Space' is a live dance-with-camera installation performance. As Natasha performs variations on the choreography of Graham’s 'Lamentation', her physical movements are reflected across the screen around her in a live software composition that recombines archival footage of historic performances.
🚨We are one week out from THE DAY, a legendary collaboration between cellist Maya Beiser, dancer Wendy Whelan, choreographer Lucinda Childs, and composer David Lang. Check out this sneak preview of Maya and Wendy's collaboration, and catch them at Memorial Hall on Oct. 15.