Southern Futures at CPA
Local performing arts laboratory led by dancers and choreographers Tommy Noonan and Murielle Elizéon
A performing arts laboratory based in the village of Saxapahaw, North Carolina, Culture Mill is led by founders Tommy Noonan and Murielle Elizéon, dancers and choreographers with more than 35 combined years of professional experience teaching, choreographing, and performing throughout Europe, Australia, and the Americas. They have been commissioned by the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Maxim Gorki Theater (Berlin), and the American Dance Festival, amongst other revered presenters.
This season, as part of the Southern Futures at CPA initiative, Tommy and Murielle will work alongside local collaborators to create a series of new artist residencies through Carolina Performing Arts. As part of these residencies, artists will be commissioned to create new works and are invited to visit Chapel Hill for week-long stays to inform their creative process. This residency process will be prototyped through Tommy and Murielle’s own work, Eclipse, which will be presented at CPA in spring 2022 and was workshopped by community members through CPA’s Institute for Performance in spring 2021.