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Nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis earned an Oscar® nomination for playing Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild

Lost Bayou Ramblers and N.C. Symphony Spiced Up Beasts of the Southern Wild at Duke

A conductor stands at attention. Before him are 25 of the North Carolina Symphony’s finest. To his right sits a row of six musicians that look more like Mumford & Sons than Stravinsky. Silence. On the film screen behind the orchestra bursts a cityscape, with a golden beam of light streaking across it. Duke Performances… Read More ›

On Jan. 28th, The Civilians’ New Workshop Reading for Duke Performances Examined the Charter-School Controversy

It is Tuesday, Jan. 18th. The staged reading of our new play is in 10 days. Ten. Days. Tickets have been sold. Furniture is being arranged. Lights are being focused. Maybe we should start writing the show. Seven days later, after completing 40 interviews with local teachers, parents, students, administrators, and lawmakers, including yours truly,… Read More ›

Duke Performances presented the Filter Theatre/Royal Shakespeare Company production of Twelfth Night on Feb. 5th and 6th in R.J. Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University's West Campus

Filter Skelter: Twelfth Night Is a Delightful Evening’s Entertainment for Duke Performances’ Patrons

If you ever secretly harbored a desire to see what Charles Manson might have made of William Shakespeare’s preening, pompous manservant, Malvolio … well, sorry, too late, because the Filter Theatre Company/Royal Shakespeare Company production of Twelfth Night has packed its bags and set sail following a two-night stand for Duke Performances in Duke University’s… Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›

Duke Performances presented Urban Bush Women on Feb. 7th and 8th (photo by Michael Zirkle)

Joyful and Inspiring, Urban Dance Women Celebrate Dance and Story’s Ability to Inform and Transform

In 1984, dancer-choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar formed Urban Bush Women, a dance company that “weaves contemporary dance, music, and text with the history, culture, and spiritual traditions of the African Diaspora.” While this statement says a mouthful, it doesn’t even come close to describing the power and beauty of this company of dancing women…. Read More ›