Join us for the opening of DANCE FOR THE RIVER, presented by the Yadkin Riverkeeper.

Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Auditorium Lobby

DANCE FOR THE RIVER is a traveling multimedia exhibit that connects audiences with the Yadkin River, the region's primary water source, through dance, photography, and video. Photographer Christine Ruckerwho lives on the Yadkin River, photographed dancers as they improvised to the river's diverse landscapes.

The exhibit will be on display at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC, from February 8 through March 11. The exhibit opening on Thursday, February 8, from 5:30PM to 7:30PM, includes a film, a dance performance by UNC School of the Arts dancers and updates on the river. Tickets to the exhibit are free. The opening night event is also free, but requires registration. For more information, visit SECCA is located at 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, NC.

Rucker and dancers traveled to some of the most pristine stretches of water and to some of the most environmentally sensitive sites throughout the watershed, creating a one-of-a-kind series of images that interpret the river in new ways.

"Few people have awareness of the river's beauty and its importance when it comes to providing clean water. I wanted to show an uncommon perspective about the river; and offer an unusual way for people to learn about its benefits to our region," Rucker said.

The program is a collaborative effort between Christine Rucker Photography, Yadkin Riverkeeper, Phoebe Zerwick, Helen Simoneau Danse, UNC School of the Arts' School of Dance, Yadkin Arts Council, and the

Wake Forest University Humanities Institute. Sponsors for the program include Yadkin Riverkeeper, Wells Fargo, the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation, Yadkin Arts Council, National Endowment for the Humanities and Wake Forest University Humanities Institute.