2020/2021 Season Update

Duke Performances
Daughter of Swords - "Shining Woman" Official Video

Livestream: Daughter of Swords

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 7:00 pm

We’re partnering with Duke Arts and WXDU on a livestream series hosted by Duke Performances on Facebook Live and Instagram Live.

We’re continuing the series with Alexandra Sauser-Monnig’s solo project Daughter of Swords.

We’re encouraging our viewers to give to two important fundraising efforts organized by local arts organizations — the Durham Arts Council’s Arts Recovery Fund and NorthStar Church of the Arts’ Durham Artist Relief Fund — to directly support the Durham arts community.  (These funds are not associated with Duke University.)


Dawnbreaker began as the first phase of Mountain Man’s Alexandra Sauser-Monnig’s return to music after stepping to the sidelines for the better part of a decade. Working with Sylvan Esso’s Nick Sanborn, Sauser-Monnig shaped what began as quiet reflections into confident compositions, crackling with country swagger and a sparkling pop warmth. They were, after all, preemptive odes to the next phase of life. Recording the ten tracks that became her stunning solo debut, Dawnbreaker, out now via Nonesuch Records, gave Sauser-Monnig permission to go.

Presented by Duke Performances, Duke Arts & WXDU.

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