Milka Djordjevich

ADF Debut


von der Heyden Studio Theater

July 9, 7:30pm
July 10, 7:30pm
July 11, 7:30pm


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“Milka Djordjevich presents an evening of dance that celebrates theatricality with a brazen, sensual and blessedly chaotic force.”—The New York Times

Questioning contemporary dance’s predisposition towards neutrality, authenticity, and the de-sexualization of the female body, ANTHEM embraces theatricality, virtuosity, and sass. The work weaves together existing and imagined vernacular dance styles to explore labor, play, and feminine-posturing. Four women execute a repetitive yet complex movement vocabulary that evolves as they rotate hypnotically within the confines of a square. Over time, the meditative rigor of their steps dissolves into a tangle of commotion, blurring the distinction between the mundane and the glamorous.

“And if there’s a physical equivalent of belting out a song, this band of merry women succeeds—then drops the mic.”—The New York Times

Show may contain possible partial nudity.


Milka Djordjevich website

This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.