The American Dance Festival (ADF) announced its 80th anniversary season with six and a half weeks of performances that feature some of the most celebrated artists making work today. The 2013 season, which runs from June 13-July 27 in Durham, includes 47 captivating performances by 25 companies and choreographers from around the word.
The season also includes four collaborations including the ADF and Lincoln Center Out of Doors co-commission of a new site specific performance by Mark Dendy. The work will premiere in New York City during ADF’s season and will feature 80 dancers in honor of the Festival’s anniversary.
The festival will feature nine world premieres, including two by the dance troupe Pilobolus. Another world premiere is Twyla Tharp’s 130th work, which she has created for American Dance Festival students and set to a score by the music producer David Kahne.
In celebration of the 80th anniversary, the ADF blog will have a new face this year. Renamed 80 Faces, the blog will highlight special stories and memories from eighty people who have been a part of the Festival’s history. Beginning on May 9th and lasting throughout the season, a new face will debut on the ADF homepage every day.
The 2013 Festival performances will take place at the Durham Performing Arts Center (ADF@DPAC), Reynolds Industries Theater and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (ADF@DUKE), and Motorco Music Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City (ADF Offstage).
Single tickets and subscriptions go on sale Monday, May 13th. More information about ticket prices and performing companies, including photos, videos, and press reviews are also available on the website.
Below is a highlight of the 80th season:
9 ADF Commissioned World Premieres
Collective Measures by Shen Wei Dance Arts
A New Work by Pilobolus in collaboration with Trish Sie and Tijuana’s Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible
A New Work by Pilobolus and Penn & Teller
Grass and Jackals by LeeSaar The Company
A New Work by Rosie Herrera, performed by ADF dancers
A New Work by Vanessa Voskuil, performed by ADF dancers
A New Work by Adele Myers, performed by ADF dancers
A New Work by Mark Dendy
A New Work by Twyla Tharp, performed by ADF dancers
1 US Premiere
ponydance’s Where did it all go right?
Ritual to the Sun from Arts of Light by Martha Graham
Love Re-Defined by Bill T. Jones
11 ADF COMPANY/CHOREOGRAPHER DEBUTS
The 605 Collective
NC Choreographers: John Gamble, Cara Hagan, Lindsey Kelley, Natalie Marrone, and Mindy Upin
LeeSaar The Company
Camille A. Brown & Dancers