Performance, Interviews & Behind-the-Scenes

Saturday, May 23 @ 7:30 PM

Making its world premiere during Charlotte Ballet’s Spring Works performance series in the 2018/2019 Season, IN Cognito was hailed by critics as “comical, technical and fascinating.” The inimitable Helen Pickett’s choreography was inspired by the writing of North Carolina native Tom Robbins, and she describes the work as exploring themes of “both wanting to be seen and not wanting to be seen.”

Some of Charlotte Ballet’s dearest friends have created THE RESILIENCE FUND—a new $1 million campaign to help cover our losses during this time of crisis. Learn more and help sustain our artists and organization.


  1. Make sure you follow us on Facebook.
  2. Visit our Facebook page on Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 PM (EST)
  3. Click on Online Premiere: IN Cognito , or copy and paste “Online Premiere: IN Cognito” into your Facebook search
  4. In the bottom right there should be a “full screen” button so you can enjoy the show at full screen on whatever device you are using
  5. Don’t have Facebook? Click HERE on May 23 at 7:30 PM (EST) to watch on YouTube


Artistic Director: Hope Muir

Choreography & Concept: Helen Pickett

Dancers: Raven Barkley & Colby Foss, Elizabeth Truell & Maurice Mouzon Jr, Chelsea Dumas & Ben Ingel, Sarah Hayes Harkins & James Kopecky, and Juwan Alston

Music: Excerpts from Jóhann Jóhannsson, Mikael Karlsson and Joshua Rubin

Costume Design: Charles Heightchew

Lighting Design: Les Dickert

Featuring: Special Guest Robert Plant

World Premiere: Charlotte Ballet, 2019

Charlotte Ballet would like to thank Lise and Travis Hain for their support in underwriting IN Cognito.

Photos by: Taylor Jones