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ADF 2017: ‘Thresh’ a meditation on wheat, harvesting

When Natalie Marrone began research for her dance, “Thresh,” a meditation on wheat and the old ways of harvesting it, she did not have to go far afield. “My dad grew up threshing wheat,” Marrone said in an interview at Duke Studios where dancers Lucas Melfi and Rachel Mehaffey had just finished a run-through of the 10-minute work selected from 18 entries to share an ADF program with Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co.

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Folk artist Sam Ezell painting from new palette

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