NCDF is excited to showcase returning NCDF artist EE Balcos on our 26th tour. Balcos is a professional dancer, choreographer, and contact improviser from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has performed nationally and internationally with successful modern dance companies and his own choreography has been presented across the country. His work has also had support from the Arts & Science Council. This season marks his 5th season as a touring artist with NCDF since 2006. Balcos is an Associate Professor of Dance at the UNC Charlotte. He served on the Dance Project Board of Directors in 2014-2015. He has also taught dance at UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, Charlotte Ballet, Charlotte New Music Festival, and Open Door Studios. He has a B.A. in Music and an M.F.A. in Choreography.
EE Balcos will be bringing the duet Forward/Rewind which he describes as a “shadowy relationship that is filled with intrigue, and mystery. The relationship “ends” at the end of the first section, only to “rewind” into the past to when they first met.” Dance Project asked him a few questions about the work, and his time with NCDF.
Since you are a returning NCDF artist, what about the festival keeps bringing you back?