Experience the energy, artistry, and talent of professional dance artists from across NC during the 28th Season of the NC Dance Festival. Each year, the NC Dance Festival, produced by the Dance Project, presents work by some of the best modern dance choreographers in the state. Fierce, honest, reflective, and playful, the concert presents a wide variety of NC dance. Megan Mazarick’s (Durham) solo dance story “monster,” unpacks female identity in new ways, remixing the metaphor of “hero vs. villain” to showcase the body in transformation. Choreographer Duane Cyrus (Greensboro) explores themes of rescue, self-sacrifice, and heroism in “Hero Complexities,” inspired by Charles W. David Jr., a Caribbean American US Coast Guardsman during World War II. The hip-hop duo Reliable Brother (Charlotte) goes after their dreams and faces their fears in “The Destiny.” Emily Cargill (Charlotte), a choreographer new to NC, presents “quiet beings,” which turns an honest eye on the process of saying goodbye to a former self and welcoming a new one.