Modern moves: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in Decadance; ADF/Gregory Georges
Modern moves: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in Decadance; ADF/Gregory Georges

Dancing in Durham

June 1, 2009

Modern moves: Pilobolus dancers perform with chairs in Rushes. Paul B. Goode

Duke and Durham welcome back the American Dance Festival (ADF) this summer. Running June 11 to July 25, this year's season, "Where Ballet and Modern Meet," will feature several world premieres commissioned by ADF: Shen Wei Dance Arts' Re- (I, II, III), part of which was developed in residency at Duke this past winter; Winter Variations, a duet featuring Emanuel Gat and Roy Assaf, with the music of Richard Strauss and the Beatles; and perennial favorite Pilobolus, performing Jonathan Wolken's Redline.

Making its debut as an ADF venue is the recently completed Durham Performing Arts Center, located downtown, which will host about half of the dance performances; the others will be on campus at Duke's Reynolds Theater. A complete schedule is available on the ADF website: www.americandancefestival.org.