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Our Staff’s Top Picks for Summer Reads

Summertime is book club time at Carolina Performing Arts, as we read books that make us so excited for the season to come! Our Artistic Coordinator Ellie Pate and Marketing and Communications Coordinator Jess Abel put together their recommended reads.

“The Cello Suites: J.S. Bach,… Read More >

Changes at CPA

We are incredibly proud to support Emil Kang, our executive and artistic director, as he tackles a new challenge in his career, starting fall 2019. Emil founded Carolina Performing Arts 15 years ago, and built it up from a single desk and a staff of three to an internationally renowned artistic… Read More >

Going HOME with Geoff Sobelle


They say you can’t go home again. But it turns out you can, if it’s a home that theater maker Geoff Sobelle built.
I recently plane-train-automobiled it (ok, I actually walked from the train station to my hotel and the theater) to see HOME at the Arts & Ideas Festival in New Haven,… Read More >

Not Manet’s Type

This is a guest post written by Lauren Turner, Assistant Curator for the Collection at the Ackland Art Museum. 
When Carolina Performing Arts presents Carrie Mae Weems’s Past Tense on April 19, the audience will see an internationally renowned artist lead a multimedia performance that… Read More >

Jonah Bokaer Announced as Mellon Foundation DisTIL Fellow for 2018-20

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Award-winning choreographer and visual artist Jonah Bokaer has been selected as the fourth Andrew W. Mellon Foundation DisTIL (Discovery Through Iterative Learning) Fellow at Carolina Performing Arts at UNC-Chapel Hill. Known worldwide for merging choreography with visual art and design, Bokaer has… Read More >