Women are key in North Carolina Dance Theatre's Spotlight. Each ballet in the show was created by a female choreographer. They include Twyla Tharp's The Golden Section (pictured), Jacqulyn Buglisi's Requiem and a new work by former NC Dance Theatre 2 dancer, Emery LeCrone. Show some support for these savvy choreographer ladies and enjoy a toe-touching performance. $25-$79. April 28-30, 7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalarts.org.