This week at American Dance Festival

CorrespondentJune 15, 2013 

The 605 Collective will perform "Audible," a 2009 full-length work featuring five highly kinetic dancers spinning, leaping and interlocking, often employing contact sports imagery.

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A look at what’s coming this week at the American Dance Festival in Durham:

N.C. Dance Festival at ADF

The Buzz: This annual traveling showcase for North Carolina dance artists comes to ADF for the first time, giving recognition to works being created in the state.

What’s on: Pieces by John Gamble Dance Theater, Natalie Marrone and the Dance Cure, Cara Hagan, and Lindsey Kelley and Mindy Upin explore film noir, folk healers, women’s equality and the comedy of relationships.

When and where: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Where: Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University.

Tickets: $15. 919-684-4444 or tickets.duke.edu.

The 605 Collective

The Buzz: This Vancouver, British Columbia-based company specializes in physically demanding, athletic pieces. Often compared to Pilobolus, this is a great program for newbies.

What’s on: “Audible,” a 2009 full-length work featuring five highly kinetic dancers spinning, leaping and interlocking, often employing contact sports imagery.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

Where: Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University.

Tickets: $32. 919-684-4444 or tickets.duke.edu

Pilobolus

The Buzz: Now in its 42nd year, the company’s worldwide popularity stems from its surprising humor, jaw-dropping combinations of bodies and, in recent years, collaborations with pop culture icons.

What’s on: Two new collaborations, including one with illusionists Penn & Teller about confinement and escape, plus early classics, “Ocellus” and “Molly’s Not Dead.”

When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (children’s matinee: 1 p.m. Saturday, Durham Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $18-$54 ($15 children’s matinee). 919-680-2787 or dpacnc.com.

More info: 919-684-6402 or americandancefestival.org

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