Triangle Arts and Entertainment – News and Reviews Theatre Dance Music Arts

Tag: ADF

ADF will present "Footprints" on July 24-26 in Duke University's R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater

ADF’s “Footprints” Features World Premieres by Carl Flink, Leonie McDonagh, and Netta Yerushalmy

Footprints, the final performance of the 2014 American Dance Festival season, featured the work of three emerging choreographers performed by students from the ADF Six-Week School, which has been educating young dancers since its beginning summer in 1934. Performed on July 24-26 in the R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater in the Bryan Center on Duke University’s… Read More ›

The Four Soloists of ADF’s “On Their Bodies” Use Their Bodies to Show Us Their Souls at DPAC

The American Dance Festival’s On Their Bodies features four new solos (three of them world premieres) by four of the top modern dance choreographers working today. Ronald K. Brown, Stephen Petronio, Doug Varone, and Shen Wei — all of whom have their own companies — stepped back into the role of dancer for this special… Read More ›

“Empty moves” at ADF Is Abstract Choreography — Pure Movement, Without Context or Narrative

The American Dance Festival (ADF), thanks to the generosity of Samuel H. Scripps, has presented the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement since 1981. The award — which has been presented to, among others, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, and Twyla Tharp — comes with a prize of $50,000. This year’s Scripps… Read More ›

ADF presented the North Carolina premiere of John Jasperse Projects' "Within between," on July 7th and 8th

In “Within between,” John Jasperse Projects Creates a Playful Landscape of Movement and Space at ADF

John Jasperse Projects opened the fourth week of the American Dance Festival (ADF) in Durham with three performances (July 7-9) of an ADF-commissioned work, Within between, in the R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University’s West Campus. The evening-length piece is one of 12 new works commissioned by the American Dance Festival this season. The… Read More ›

ADF presented Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet on July 5th and 6th at the Durham Performing Arts Center (photo by Julieta Cervantes)

New York City’s Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Wowed ADF Audiences on July 5th and 6th at DPAC

I’ve heard good things about Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in recent years, and I was looking forward to seeing them perform at the American Dance Festival. However, I wasn’t prepared for the exquisite dancing that I witnessed on July 6th at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The performance opened with Violet Kid (2011) by Hofesh… Read More ›