ADF announces 80th season

Mar. 25, 2013 @ 06:06 PM

The 80th anniversary season of the American Dance Festival will present  four collaborations, including the ADF and Lincoln Center Out of Doors co-commission of a new site-specific performance by Mark Dendy.
The Dendy work will premiere in New York City during ADF’s season and will feature 80 dancers in honor of the festival’s anniversary.
The 2013 season, which runs from June 13 to July 27, includes 47 performances by 25 companies and choreographers from around the word.
The festival was founded in 1934 in Bennington, Vt., by four modern dance legends — Martha Graham, Hanya Holm, Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman.
“During our 80th anniversary season we will celebrate the critical role ADF has played in the development of one of our indigenous American art forms, modern dance,” said ADF Director Jodee Nimerichter. “Additionally, we will continue to embrace the role we play in supporting talented artists of the field.”
The anniversary season includes nine ADF-commissioned world premieres by newcomers to the ADF stage, including LeeSaar The Company, Adele Myers and Vanessa Voskuil, as well as by ADF favorites Twyla Tharp, Shen Wei Dance Arts and Rosie Herrera. Pilobolus will present two commissioned world premieres in collaboration with illusionists Penn and Teller and with Trish Sie and Tijuana’s Nortec
Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible.
Performances will take place at the Durham Performing Arts Center, Reynolds Industries Theater and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Motorco Music Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City. All performances begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Single tickets and subscriptions go on sale May 13 and prices range from $15 to $54. Tickets can be purchased through the ADF website at www.americandancefestival.org. More detailed information about ticket prices and performing companies, including photos, videos, and press reviews are also available on the website.