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2022 Season

2022 Season Event Archive

ShaLeigh Dance Works

ShaLeigh Dance Works

Date June 3, 2022Time 7:30 pmVenue The FruitTag World Premiere ADF Commission

enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight is an immersive interdisciplinary performance that does not solicit the viewer’s sight but rather all their other senses. Specifically conceived with and for individuals who are low-vision and blind, the work proposes...

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Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre

Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre

Date June 16, 2022Time 7:30 pmVenue Reynolds Industries Theater at DukeTag ADF Commission World Premiere

The third in a trilogy following Carne Viva (2016) and Make Believe (2018), Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre continues its investigation of religious iconography to explore themes of love and romance with the ADF-commissioned world premiere of Devotion (2...

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Rennie Harris Puremovement

Rennie Harris Puremovement

Date June 17, 2022Time 7:00 pmVenue Page Auditorium at Duke

Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater, who wowed ADF audiences in 2019 with their joyous performance of Rennie Harris FUNKEDIFIED, returns to ADF with RENNIE HARRIS LIFTED: A Gospel House Musical, an evening-length gospel House wor...

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Made in North Carolina

Made in North Carolina

Date June 21, 2022Time 7:30 pmVenue Reynolds Industries Theater at DukeTag World Premiere ADF Commission

An evening of new ADF-commissioned dance works by five North Carolina artists celebrating dance being created right here, at home. The artists chosen include ADF veterans Chris Yon and Taryn Griggs presenting a darkly humorous ensemble piece, interdi...

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Helen Simoneau Danse and Stephen Petronio & Johnnie Cruise Mercer

Helen Simoneau Danse and Stephen Petronio & Johnnie Cruise Mercer

Date June 23, 2022Time 7:30 pmVenue Reynolds Industries Theater at DukeTag ADF Commission World Premiere

Delicate Power examines the different ways we yield, share or exert power as individuals and within communities. The work subverts expectations of power by asking: What does power look like without the need for dominance? Stephen Petronio and Johnni...

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Pilobolus

Pilobolus

Date June 24, 2022Time 7:30 pmVenue Page Auditorium at DukeTag ADF Commission World Premiere

The internationally renowned movement company Pilobolus brings a world premiere ADF-commissioned piece to celebrate its 50th anniversary. "...proverbial light bulbs of inspiration have gone off with enough frequency for Pilobolus over the past 48 yea...

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A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

Date June 28, 2022Time 7:30 pmVenue Reynolds Industries Theater at DukeTag ADF Commission

An Untitled Love is MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Kyle Abraham’s newest evening-length work. With music from the catalog of Grammy Award-winning R&B legend D’Angelo, this creative exaltation serves as a thumping mixtape celebrating culture, fa...

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Abby Z and the New Utility

Abby Z and the New Utility

Date June 30, 2022Time 7:30 pmVenue Rubenstein Arts Center von der Heyden Studio TheaterTag ADF Commission

Choreographer Abby Zbikowski and crew have created a genre-bending work that brings together a mosaic group of dancers to redefine purpose for themselves as they labor their way through complex, demanding, and often perplexing physicality as a means ...

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Paul Taylor Dance Company

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Date July 1, 2022Time 7:30 pmVenue Page Auditorium at Duke

One of modern dance’s most esteemed companies returns to ADF with the classic Taylor works, Cloven Kingdom and Syzygy. The company will also perform choreographer Michelle Manzanale ’s new work Hope is the thing with Feathers (pictured). "One of...

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Monica Bill Barnes & Company

Monica Bill Barnes & Company

Date July 9, 2022Time 7:30 pmVenue Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke

A 7-year-old falls in love with dance at her first recital. 40 years later, she works every day to stay in the game. At 70 she keeps moving. Co-created by Monica Bill Barnes and Robbie Saenz de Viteri, The Running Show documents the life of a dancer ...

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Sara Juli

Sara Juli

Date July 12, 2022Time 7:00 pmVenue Rubenstein Arts Center von der Heyden Studio TheaterTag ADF Commission

Sara Juli’s Burnt-Out Wife takes on topics such as intimacy, loneliness, monogamy, and other marital taboos. Juli employs her comedic text-driven dance style to explore the decay and detritus of marriage with equal parts wit and vulnerability. Taki...

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Janis Brenner

Janis Brenner

Date July 12, 2022Time 9:00 pmVenue Rubenstein Arts Center von der Heyden Studio Theater

Inheritance: A Litany is a journey into the myriad ways a daughter “became” her late parents. She inherited her father’s nose, her mother’s singing voice, her father’s sarcasm, mother’s fragile bones… as well as a lifetime of objects, l...

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Footprints

Footprints

Date July 16, 2022Time 7:30 pmVenue Reynolds Industries Theater at DukeTag World Premiere ADF Commission

The Footprints program, which bridges ADF’s performance series and education programs, delivers an outstanding presentation of three ADF-commissioned world premieres, performed with impeccable technique and infectious energy by ADF students. This s...

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Vertigo Dance Company

Vertigo Dance Company

Date July 19, 2022Time 7:30 pmVenue Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke

Israel’s highly regarded Vertigo Dance Company performs One. One & One, choreographed by Noa Wertheim and set to a powerful score by Avi Belleli. Performed on a dirt-covered stage, the work creates an arresting sensory experience as it explores the...

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Micaela Taylor’s The TL Collective

Micaela Taylor's The TL Collective

Date September 8, 2022Time 7:30 pmVenue North Carolina Museum of Art, The Joseph M. Bryan Jr. AmphitheaterTag World Premiere

Israel’s highly regarded Vertigo Dance Company performs One. One & One, choreographed by Noa Wertheim and set to a powerful score by Avi Belleli. Performed on a dirt-covered stage, the work creates an arresting sensory experience as it explores the...

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Limón Dance Company

Limón Dance Company

Date September 9, 2022Time 7:30 pmVenue North Carolina Museum of Art, The Joseph M. Bryan Jr. AmphitheaterTag ADF Commission

In performances of musicality, athleticism, and drama, the contemporary emerges out of the classics with the Limón Dance Company. With the company’s classic works and collaborations with contemporary choreographers, we see how powerful dance of th...

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