Friday, January 8, 2010

North Carolina Dance Theatre Gala Tonight

The North Carolina Dance Theatre just finished up its perennial run of Nutcracker performances, and it will be opening its new Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance on Tryon Street, just uptown from the Knight Theater, later this year.

The Dance Theater gala comes on the heels of the January 2 opening of Charlotte's new Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (photos here and here), part of the Wells Fargo Cultural Campus. This two-block-long strip on South Tryon Street includes the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture and the Mint Museum uptown expansion, which is set to open in October.