Shen Wei Dance Arts is appearing again tonight at the Durham Performing Arts Center, opening the American Dance Festival‘s 80th season with a two-dance program that emphasizes the ADF’s crucial role in the creation and nurture of contemporary dance. These photographs of Near the Terrace, the work with which Shen Wei burst upon the world at ADF 2000, were taken at the dress rehearsal yesterday afternoon, 6-13-13, in the Durham Performing Arts Center. The program, which includes the new, ADF-commissioned Collective Measures (photos here), repeats tonight only. Read my review in CVNC here.
The American Dance Festival begins its 80th season tonight in the Durham Performing Arts Center. The first event showcases the brilliant dance language continually being invented by Shen Wei, who began his career at ADF. The program will feature the premiere of a flowing mature work, COLLECTIVE MEASURES, then look back to the wondrous NEAR THE TERRACE, created at ADF 2000. Highly recommended. Please note, the 6-13 performance begins at 7 p.m.
Here are a few photos, taken last night at the dress rehearsal. My review will appear tomorrow afternoon on cvnc.org, and I will link to it here.
If, like me, you have been waiting and waiting for the Stephen Petronio Company to appear at the American Dance Festival , wait no more. They are here, for one more night at the DPAC. It’s a dangerous thing to say so early in the festival, but this one’s a standout. For any modern dance fan who loves balletic style, the Stephen Petronio Company offers an ecstatic experience.
Underland, the single, 60-minute work on the program, is both all a person can handle and not nearly enough.
TO READ THE FULL REVIEW ON CVNC, GO HERE.
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