Brief look at 2013 ADF season
Here is a brief look at the 2013 American Dance Festival season, with synopses provided by ADF.
-- Shen Wei Dance Arts. June 13 at 7 p.m. and June 14 at 8 p.m. Shen Wei Dance Arts returns to the ADF stage to perform “Near the Terrace” (2000), the work that launched Shen Wei into the international spotlight. They will also present the ADF-commissioned world premiere of “Collective Measures.”
-- Pilobolus. June 20-June 22, 8 p.m. Children’s Saturday matinee at 1 p.m.
Pilobolus will present two ADF-commissioned world premieres. The first collaboration with Trish Sie is set to an original soundtrack by Tijuana’s Nortec
Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible. In their second collaboration, Pilobolus teams together with Penn & Teller to create a piece of choreography that explores athleticism, strength, confinement, and escape.
-- Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion. June 28 and June 29, 8 p.m.
Abraham will present a new work, “Pavement,” inspired by the 1991 film “Boyz n the Hood.”
-- Brenda Angiel Aerial Dance Company. July 5 and July 6, 8 p.m. Children’s Saturday matinee at 1 p.m.
The company will present “Air Condition” (2005), a show that combines the electric energy and excitement of flying with the expertise of modern dance.
-- Paul Taylor Dance Company. July 12 and July 13, 8 p.m. Children’s Saturday matinee at 1 p.m.
The company will perform Taylor’s 1981 work “Arden Court.” The company will also present Taylor’s newest work, “Perpetual Dawn.”
-- Trisha Brown Dance Company. July 19 and July 20, 8 p.m.
The Trisha Brown Dance Company will present a program celebrating Brown’s past and present, including her final piece of choreography, “I’m going to toss my arms—if you catch them they’re yours” (2011).
-- Forces of Dance. July 26 and July 27. 8 p.m.
Forces of Dance will feature four works, including a world premiere, by choreographers Martha Graham, Lin Hwai-min, Bill T. Jones, and Twyla Tharp. This performance celebrates recipients of the Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement and showcases the talent of ADF students.
-- The 605 Collective. June 15-June 17, 8 p.m.
The company will make their ADF debut with their 2009 work, “Audible.”
-- ADF and N.C. Dance Festival Celebrate Statewide Dance. June 19, 8 p.m.
ADF and the NC Dance Festival will present four dance works featured in the NCDF’s annual state tour. John Gamble Dance Theater, Natalie Marrone and Dance Cure, Cara Hagan, and Lindsey Kelley and Mindy Upin will make their ADF main stage debuts as the festival celebrates work being created here at home.
-- Faye Driscoll. June 23-June 25, 8 p.m.
Driscoll returns to the ADF stage with “You’re Me” (2012).
-- Mark Haim. June 25 and 26, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
The American Dance Festival and Nasher Museum co-present “This Land Is Your Land,” a work in the minimalist tradition by Seattle choreographer and ADF faculty member Mark Haim for 14 performers.
--LeeSaar The Company. June 30-July 2, 8 p.m.
The company’s ADF debut features an ADF-commissioned world premiere, “Grass and Jackals.”
-- Camille A. Brown & Dancers. July 9-July 11, 8 p.m.
The company will present a newly premiered work “MR. TOL E. RAncE.”
-- “Footprints.” July 22-July 24.
“Footprints” will again deliver a presentation of three ADF commissioned world premieres. The works will be performed by ADF students.
Rosie Herrera, Vanessa Voskuil, Adele Myers will present works.
-- ponydance. Motorco Music Hall. July 17-July 21, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
ponydance will make their ADF debut this summer with “Where did it all go right?”
-- ADF and Lincoln Center Out of Doors co-commission site-specific work by Mark Dendy. Lincoln Center’s Hearst Plaza in New York City. July 24 and July 25. Performances are free and open to the public. Dendy premieres a new site specific work at Lincoln Center in New York City this summer.