Reynolds Industries Theater

Thursday, June 13, 8pm
Friday, June 14, 8pm
Saturday, June 15, 7pm


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Three Timeless Works By Three Master Artists!

Three giants of American modern dance, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Taylor, will share a program of works, two of which originally premiered at ADF. Graham 2 will perform Martha Graham’s Diversion of Angels (1948) with a romantic score by Norman Dello Joio and themes from the infinite aspects of love. Stephen Petronio Company will appear in Merce Cunningham’s Tread (1970). With decor designed by Bruce Nauman, Tread is a playful dance filled with unexpected partnering, human entanglements, and all of the choreographic complexity that defines Cunningham’s work. Lastly, Taylor 2 will dance Paul Taylor’s Piazzolla Caldera (1997), Taylor’s exploration of the sizzling, sultry culture of tango.

Post-performance discussion is Friday, June 14.

This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the Thomas S. Kenan Foundation and the SunTrust Foundation.

Watch Stephen Petronio Company rehearse Merce Cunningham’s Tread.

Graham 2 in Diversion of Angels. Photo by Melissa Sherwood.


Taylor 2 in Piazzolla Caldera. Photo by Whitney Browne.


Stephen Petronio Company in Merce Cunningham’s Tread (1970); photo by Ian Douglas.