repCLT provides an immersive and interactive experience for working performance artists and audience members in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding region. Through exchange, repCLT advances the forms of dance, theatre, and experimental performance by providing a consistent and dedicated space for the construction and creation of contemporary performance work, while receiving feedback and guidance from audience and peers alike.
We believe contemporary performance work created in conversation with current social and economic contexts enriches Charlotte by utilizing live art as a catalyst for cultural discourse. repCLT’s vision establishes a home for makers and researchers, expanding the diversity of contemporary art practices, and crafting a performance community unique to Charlotte culture.
1. The support of performance art created through research, impacting the cultural identity of Charlotte.
2. Audiences engaging in the practice of viewing performance, activating deeper cultural understanding and cultivating awareness when discussing work as an audience member. We value the audience as integral to the feedback process to foster the relevancy and strength of the work.
3. Space for performing artists to create, and for audiences and artists to intersect and engage in discourse surrounding the role of performance in contemporary culture and society.
4. Advocacy for performance as a sustainable and necessary art form. We value artists as contributors to Charlotte culture and community, who must be compensated for their work.