Dance Project & Khemia Ensemble performance

April 19 | 7:30pm

music for a great space & NC Dance festival collaboration

Van Dyke Performance Space, Greensboro

Tickets $5 - $22

Greensboro-based choreographer Jiwon Ha will premiere several new dance works to be performed with Khemia Ensemble, a group of musicians from across the country consisting of voice, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, piano, and percussion. In addition to the collaborative work created by Jiwon Ha to music presented by Khemia, professional NC dancers and Khemia will also perform separately, offering audiences a varied and engaging program. Charlotte-based choreographer Eric Mullis will present “Data Streams,” a contemporary dance solo that uses a motion capture suit to generate sounds, investigating the intersection of dance and technology.

Khemia Ensemble is Amy Petrongelli (soprano), Mary Matthews (flute), Thiago Ancelmo (clarinet), Er-Gene Kahng (violin), Eli Lara (cello), Annie Jeng (piano), Shane Jones (percussion), & Chelsea Tinsler Jones (percussion).

Outreach Activities

Macaron and Music

Join us for a conversation with Dance Project choreographer Jiwon Ha and members of Khemia Ensemble. The night’s conversation will center on the process of commissioning new works for both dance and music. The conversation will be moderated by Maria-Elena Suprenant and will present much opportunity for the audience to interact and participate in the discussion.

Thursday, April 18, 2024 – 7:00 pm

Hege Library on the Guilford College Campus

Morning Time with MGS

Join us for an event for music lovers of all ages! This free and open-to-the-public event will feature movement and live music! A family friendly movement class, led by Dance Project performers, will be accompanied by Khemia Ensemble performing and introducing their instruments. Donuts and coffee will be served after the event!

Saturday, April 20, 2024 – 10:00 am

Van Dyke Performance Space

These events are FREE and open to the public


Accessibility Details

Accessible parking is available in the Church St. parking deck, close to the paved sidewalk from the parking deck into the building. 

Ground floor entrance to the building has a push button that opens an automated door. 

Theater doors are close to the Church St./Ground floor entrance. Elevators are available to access other floors of the Cultural Center. 

Restrooms including accessible stalls are available on the ground floor, although restroom doors are not automated. 

Some seating in the theater is movable and can accommodate wheelchairs or other mobility devices. Please contact Anne at 336-370-6776 in advance so that we may plan appropriate seating. 

Please contact Anne at 336-370-6776 for information about any additional accessibility questions or accommodations.

COVID safety: masks are not required but welcome.

Artist Bios

Jiwon Ha was born and raised in Busan, South Korea. As a dancer, educator, and choreographer, she works with multiple forms of dance — contemporary, ballet, modern, and Korean folk dance. That passion for dance has allowed her to dance, teach, choreograph, and organize events in the U.S., Canada, and South Korea. She’s a PBT-certified teacher, and currently teaches in the UNC-School of the Arts Preparatory Dance Program and at Elon University. She has been an Artist in Residence with the North Carolina Dance Festival, and her work has been featured in numerous festivals in NC and abroad.

Eric Mullis (Charlotte) is an NC-based artist whose work bridges the disciplines of dance, philosophy, cultural anthropology, and digital aesthetics. In 2020, he received a Fulbright scholarship to teach dance technology in Taiwan and, in 2023, received an Arts and Technology grant from the Knight Foundation to continue research on Motive Forces, a dance theater piece that centers on digital abstraction. Eric has published widely on contemporary dance–most recently, the book Instruments of Embodiment: Costuming in Contemporary Dance (Routledge 2022). He is chair of the Philosophy and Religion Department at Queens University of Charlotte and Director of Goodyear Arts, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to supporting independent artists in Charlotte, NC. For more see

Khemia Ensemble is dedicated to reflecting broader perspectives in contemporary classical chamber music. With its dynamic instrumentation (soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, two percussion), Khemia’s unique sound world encompasses the presentation of new classical music with a mix of acoustic chamber works, multimedia, and multi-genre influences. Khemia are artist educators who believe in representing a diverse range of voices in contemporary classical music. As a chamber ensemble, they share our love for compelling music, inclusive place-making, authentic storytelling, and meaningful collaboration through presenting relevant and engaging performances. We actively promote living composers through concerts, commissions, and mentorship with the next generation of composers and performers through workshops, masterclasses, and residencies.

Thank you to our Season and Site Sponsors for this event!