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by Keith Barber

Triad Stage opens the fifth show of its Season of Spirit with Henrik Ibsen’s shocking exposé Ghosts on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at its venue located at 223 S. Elm St. in Greensboro. Triad Stage’s production marks the world premiere adaptation by Artistic Director Preston Lane. Originally written in 1881, Ghosts was considered so scandalous by upper-class society that no theater company in Europe would produce it for fear of audience reprisals. Years passed before its subject matter was readily accepted by the general public and the play joined Ibsen’s widely respected cannon of work. By trimming the piece to a mere 90 minutes, Lane has refined Ghosts to focus on its core conflict. The UNCG Dance Department presents Hearing Her Breathe, an evening of dance work conceived of and developed by MFA candidate Elizabeth Lane March 20-21 at 8 p.m. at the Health and Human Performance Building on campus. The concert is an autobiographical sketch dealing with the universal experience of the body in movement, striving, falling, attempted attaining, and the pathways of living into answers of unknown questions. Hearing Her Breathe is a contemporary work demonstrating through collage the choreographer’s artistic background of fine art, commercial dance and theater, thus providing a stimulating show through theatrical work. Also on Wednesday, Salem College presents a poetry reading by Kim Addonizio at the Salem Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. Author of four books, Addonizio is the winner of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, a Commonwealth Club Poetry Medal and the John Ciardi Lifetime Achievement Award. Shanghai Huai Opera will perform at 7:30 p.m. on March 27 at the Elliott University Center Auditorium at UNCG. Ticket prices range from $5- $8 and can be obtained by contacting the UNCG box office at 336.334.4849. The 30-member Shanghai Huai Opera troupe will perform five scenes from some of most famous operas in the Huai tradition: Stopping the Horse, Legend of White Snake, Broken Bridge, A Mute Girl at Trial Going to the Capital, The Oil Merchant and Miss Hua Kueinu and Journey to the West: The Leopard. Sticking with the Asian motif, Atelier Studio brings their newest themed salute, Atelier Japanese Tea House, to downtown Winston-Salem. Honorable visitors to the tea house will enjoy Japanese music and tea from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and be entertained by Atelier’s costumed geisha who will perform a fan dance at several intervals during the evening. Members of the Piedmont NC Bonsai Association will be in attendance during the event to host a bonsai demo and exhibit of bonsai trees. Marilyn Ingram and Deanna May, co-owners at Atelier, are currently constructing kimonos by hand to wear during the event. Authentic Japanese kimono will also be worn and on display during the event as well as other Japanese art and artifacts. The artists in the Atelier collective will be showing new works and will be on hand to greet the public in their respective studios. For further information on joining this creative group of visual and performing artists, email: marilyn@woodlandmoth.com or drop by the studio any Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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