Shakespeare Reinvented: A New Take on the Works of William Shakespeare through Contemporary Dance

January 25 -February 16, 2019 | Center for Dance


In a daring experiment, the works of William Shakespeare come to life at Innovative Works through a creative collaboration with UNC Charlotte. Artistic Director Hope Muir has paired renowned choreographers with Charlotte-area Shakespeare experts to explore his works from a fresh perspective. Acclaimed choreographer Peter Chu joins Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Dr. Andrew Hartley, while award-winning choreographer Stephanie Martinez pairs with the playwright, theatre and dance historian Dr. Lynne Conner. Join us to witness the culmination of this innovative collaboration and experience Shakespeare’s enduring tales in a fresh, provocative way.

• Tickets include a dessert reception with the dancers and artistic staff following the show.

• Free parking is available.

• The 200-seat theater provides the perfect venue for a truly unique experience.


$25 – $80
Sold exclusively through CarolinaTix

Run Time

1 hour 40 min


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Jan. 25 | Friday | 7:30 PM             Buy Tickets

Jan. 26 | Saturday | 7:30 PM        Buy Tickets

Jan. 31 | Thursday | 7:30 PM        Buy Tickets

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Feb. 7 | Thursday | 7:30 PM         Buy Tickets

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Feb. 9 | Saturday | 2 PM                Buy Tickets

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Feb. 14 | Thursday | 7:30 PM        Buy Tickets

Feb. 15 | Friday | 7:30 PM              Buy Tickets

Feb. 16 | Saturday | 2 PM               Buy Tickets

Feb. 16 | Saturday | 7:30 PM         Buy Tickets


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Experience a behind the scenes look at choreographer Stephanie Martinez and playwright Dr. Lynne Conner as they explore Shakespeare’s leading female characters for their groundbreaking piece in Innovative Works. 

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