What’s Happening Now! Spring 2016


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My Intimate Companion ~ My Body, is a 9-week artistic conversation, exploration, creative collaboration and presentation workshop. Attendees will be exploring and expressing the inner landscape of their body using stories, movements and images to craft a performance piece.

The workshop, which begins March 14, invites all participants to engage in creative activities and to collectively design a presentation for our community. This two-fold approach serves as a doorway to personal discovery.

“Whether we realize it or not, an on-going never ending conversation is chattering away inside each of us about our bodies,” says CCP Artistic Director Barrie Barton. “Too much of this, too little of that, how do I look and I want that instead of this.”

Barton explains, “The CCP creative process is to harness the unspoken, the hidden, the unshared and the taboo and transform it into the spoken, seen and expressed actions through the container of creativity, performance and community. “

My Intimate Companion ~ My Body workshop culminates with a community-based movement-theater piece to be performed on Sunday, May 15.


  • Registration is currently open.
  • 9-week workshop starts Monday, March 14.
  • Class meets at Jubilee! Community, 46 Wall St. in Asheville, from 6:00-8:00pm.
  • Course fee: $155.
  • Participants can attend a sample first session for $15.
  • All experience levels and body types welcome.
  • For information and to register: (828) 658-1217 or go to barrie@communitychoreography.com

I enjoyed moving with our group exploring and navigating of some juicy life topics that surfaces our stories in such a clear and simple way. The path of creating and group expression at the heart of the experience was such an honor be a part!                                                      ~Mindy Coleman

Barrie Barton brings a wide-open, liberating skill for creative expression to her role as Artistic Director of Community Choreography Projects, dance educator and community choreographer. Her work invites participants to artful play, exploration and expression through movement, stories, creative writing and choreography. Barrie believes that movement is a vital celebration of life.





Our Voice, an organization that works to create a community free of sexual violence, is hosting its 14th annual Heart Works Survivors Arts Show from 5:30-8:30pm. on Thursday, November 12 at the YMI Cultural Center. This is a free event that will feature both visual and performance art created by survivors of sexual assault and others affected by it.