“Dance for the River” by Christine Rucker

“Dance for the River” by Christine Rucker

Winston-Salem, NC, January 30, 2018 – Yadkin Riverkeeper announced today that a second film showing and dance performance have been added for the opening of DANCE FOR THE RIVER by Photographer Christine Rucker on Thursday, February 8 at 8PM. The dance performance will feature dancers from UNC School of the Arts School of Dance. Yadkin Riverkeeper also announced a series of seminars that will take place during the exhibit through March 11. All events are at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC, and are free, but require tickets. Visit to register.

“Our Annual Meeting and first performance at 6:30PM quickly sold out,” said Terri Pratt, executive director of Yadkin Riverkeeper. “This is a special experience; and we want as many people to see the performance and film as possible. We’re glad that we can host the second showing.”

DANCE FOR THE RIVER is a dance, film and photography exhibit that interprets the variety of North Carolina’s Yadkin River and its environmental threats. Photographer Christine Rucker photographed dancers as they improvised to the river’s diverse landscapes. The exhibit runs through March 11.

During the exhibit will be a series of seminars for children and adults. The seminars are free, but require registration at

  • 2nd Saturday @ SECCA, February 10, 10AM-1PM: Water Art for Kids!

  • February 18, 3PM: Issues on the River: A Panel Discussion with Yadkin Riverkeeper

  • March 1, 6-7:30PM: Wake Forest University Humanities Panel: A River in Critical Context

  • March 8, 5:30-7PM: Capturing Light and Nature: A Photography Demo with Christine Rucker

SECCA is located at 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, NC.

DANCE FOR THE RIVER is a collaborative effort between Christine Rucker Photography, Yadkin Riverkeeper, Phoebe Zerwick, Helen Simoneau Danse, UNC School of the Arts’ School of Dance, Yadkin Arts Council, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, and the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute. Sponsors for the program include Yadkin Riverkeeper, Yadkin Arts Council, John Willingham, the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation, Ralph Womble, Wells Fargo, National Endowment for the Humanities and Wake Forest University Humanities Institute.