A look at whats coming this week at the American Dance Festival in Durham:
The Buzz: Considered one of todays most original dance artists, Driscoll makes pieces that dont look like anything or anybody else.
Whats on: Youre Me is an evening-length duet with ADF faculty member Jesse Zarritt that explores the nature of relationships and the battle for control with humor and gripping intensity.
When: 8 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday.
Where: Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University.
Tickets: $25. 919-684-4444 or tickets.duke.edu.
The Buzz: Based in Seattle and working within the minimalist tradition, ADF faculty member Haim applies his wit and passion to explorations of familiar objects and images.
Whats on: This Land is Your Land, a piece for 14 dancers that uses variations on a walking pattern to make comic and poignant social commentary as the performers interact with everything from coffee cups to cell phones. (Contains nudity; limited chair seating)
When: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
Where: Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University.
Tickets: $15. 919-684-4444 or tickets.duke.edu.
The Buzz: Abrahams star has risen quickly over the last five years with his appealingly theatrical, down-to-earth style.
Whats on: Pavement, inspired by the film Boyz n the Hood, looks at black America through the eyes of friends in the Hill District of Pittsburgh.
When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Durham Performing Arts Center.
Tickets: $18-$48. 919-680-2787 or dpacnc.com.
More info: 919-684-6402 or americandancefestival.org.