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Process Series presents “Tiny Luxuries”

March 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until March 28, 2019

Created and choreographed by Heather Tatreau, Tiny Luxuries is an experimental dance- theater piece based upon Clarice Lispector’s 1977 novella, The Hour of the Star. Through the rich combination of text and movement, a visceral study of relationships and the quest for happiness emerge. An eccentric cast of characters construct the identity of Macabéa, a poor typist from the slums who longs to be pretty.

“The cast of Tiny Luxuries reflects the diverse performers who live in Chapel Hill. By casting
UNC students alongside local professionals, I am able to create a rich tapestry of characters for the stage. Each performer brings a unique voice to this ensemble, which is reflective of the town in which we live. It is through this eclectic cast that I hope to make such a strangely beautiful story accessible to a local audience,” Tatreau said.

Heather Tatreau is a dance professor at UNC-Chapel Hill advocating for the inclusion of dance education in the university curriculum. Heather is also a choreographer, director, and movement consultant. Her work as an artist and educator has been showcased in the UNC-CH Department of Dramatic Arts’ Kenan Theatre Company, The Process Series, StreetSigns, The Ackland Art Museum, Carolina Performing Arts, and Tobacco Road Dance Productions. Heather co-curates the Chapel Hill/Carrboro SITES project, bringing site-specific performance to her local community, and founded the Chapel Hill Dance Collective.

Tiny Luxuries can be viewed on March 27 and 28 at 7:30 pm in the CURRENT ArtSpace, 123 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

Admission is free, but if you would like to reserve a seat you can do so for a $5 donation. Go to to learn more.


Artist Bios

Brian Hicks, a Communication Studies alum and seen last year in the Utopia Machine screaming at goats in Swain’s hallowed hallways, returns to the black box. He is ‘an amateur interested in art’ searching for meaning in these apocalyptic times.

Sarah Dwyer is a recent graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill where she studied American Studies and Religious Studies. A Chapel Hill native, she grew up dancing locally and continued throughout college. She currently works in Durham in communications and photography.

Luigi Troiani is a PA in the UNC Neurology Department and a professional clogger. He discovered acting at the Carrboro Arts Center and is thrilled to be cast in his first professional
production playing the doctor AND the fortune teller in Tiny Luxuries.

Bryar Loftfield and Zavier Taylor are seniors at UNC-Chapel Hill and have worked with Heather Tatreau since their freshman years. This production marks the last of their college
careers as they prepare to go off into the abyss of the real world.

Design Coordinator: Rob Hamilton
Project Designer: Zavier Taylor
Stage Manager: Hanna Ball
Acting Consultant: Virginia Queen Danford

About the Process Series: New Works in Development

Dedicated to the development of new and significant works in the performing arts, The Process Series features professionally-mounted, developmental presentations of new works in progress. The mission of the Series is to illuminate the ways in which artistic ideas take form, to examine the creative process, to offer audiences the opportunity to follow artists and performers as they explore and discover and by so doing to enrich the development process for artists with the ultimate goal of better art and a closer relationship between artists and audiences. The Series is a program of the Department of Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


March 27, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Process Series


123 W. Franklin Street, Building C
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3276 United States
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