On Their Bodies
American Dance Festival at DPAC
Lobby Doors Open @ 7:00 p.m.
Seating Areas Open @ 7:30 p.m.
Performance Begins @ 8:00 p.m.
Approximate length of show: 1 hour with no intermission
*All times are approximate, and schedule is subject to change without notice.
This one-of-a-kind event, to be performed only at ADF, brings together four of the most respected and accomplished choreographers working today, each performing solos, made for themselves, performed by themselves. Ronald K. Brown makes dances derived from his interpretation of the human condition, referring to numerous cultural sources. His stories and movement express traditional themes of community, ritual, and collective experience. In Brown’s words, he wants his work to represent “all the information that has gone into us—the stories, the history. It is really the human experience.” For nearly 30 years, Stephen Petronio has honed a unique language of movement that speaks to the intuitive and complex possibilities of the body within the shifting sphere of our current time. New music, visual art, and fashion collide in his dances, producing powerfully modern landscapes for the senses. Working in dance, theater, opera, film, television, and fashion, Doug Varone has commanded attention for his expansive vision, versatility, and technical prowess. Varone's kinetically thrilling dances make essential connections and mine the complexity of the human spirit. From the smallest gesture to full-throttle bursts of movement, Varone's work can take your breath away. Shen Wei is an intellectual artist and an aesthete. The son of Chinese opera professionals, he was trained from youth in the rigorous practice of Chinese opera, traditional Chinese ink painting, and calligraphy. He eventually found his way to modern dance and became a founding member of the Guangdong Modern Dance Company. His work melds both his background in traditional Chinese arts with new movement vocabularies, making his voice one of the most unique working in the field today.
New solo by Ronald K. Brown is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Dance. New solo by Stephen Petronio is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Dance. New solo by Doug Varone is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Dance. New solo by Shen Wei is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Dance.
- Kid's Night Out: youth, ages 6-16, are invited to attend any evening ADF performance for free with the purchase of a single ticket or subscription. Kid's Night Out (KNO) tickets give patrons the ability to share their love of the ADF and modern dance with the next generation of dance-goers.
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Additional Ticket Information
Find single tickets at 919.680.2787, Ticketmaster, or the DPAC Ticket Center.