States of Hope: HopeBoykinDance

Friday, January 31 at 7:30pm
Reynolds Industries Theater

Presented by Duke Arts Presents

“Perhaps her most vulnerable, and ambitious, work yet… The characters’ arguments about love and self-love — philosophical, wryly funny, often heated — evoke both Plato’s “Symposium” and the Pixar movie “Inside Out.”

The New York TImes

Durham native and former Alvin Ailey dancer Hope Boykin brings States of Hope, a powerful and honest work of dance-theater, for its hometown premiere. In this fully-scripted autobiographical performance, Boykin narrates her own journey as a dancer and artist as seven dancers move on stage to an original score by Ali Jackson. Each dancer embodies elements of Boykin’s personality, laying bare inner thoughts and conflict as they interact with each other. This profound, ambitious, vulnerable work is a powerful excavation of an artistic life.  

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  • Fri, Jan 31, 2025 at 7:30pm

Reynolds Industries Theater
125 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708

  • $35Tier 1
  • $25Tier 2
  • $10Students*

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