A look at whats coming this week at the American Dance Festival in Durham:
Hollins University/American Dance Festival MFA performances
The Buzz: Masters of Fine Arts degree candidates cap six weeks of intensive study with thesis performances. Audiences get to witness choreographers and dancers at the beginning of their careers.
Whats on: Each night offers a different mix of thesis projects.
When: 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
Where: Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University.
Tickets: Free. 919-684-4444 or tickets.duke.edu.
The Buzz: This Irish company blends dance and theater into energetic, laugh-filled performances set in everyday locations, from street corner to supermarket.
Whats on: U.S. premiere of Where did it all go right? This honest and hilarious look at the odd-ball characters often met in a bar or pub setting is intimately performed among audiences members at tables.
When: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday through July 21.
Where: Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham.
Tickets: $15. 919-684-4444 or tickets.duke.edu.
Trisha Brown Dance Company
The Buzz: Browns focus for 50 years has been the ripple effect of small movements on the rest of the body, creating sensuous accumulations of natural gestures.
Whats on: Set and Reset, a flowing collage of arm swings and knee dips; If you couldnt see me, a solo with the dancers back to the audience; Im going to throw my arms if you catch them theyre yours, a piece in which dancers respond to wind from giant fans.
When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Durham Performing Arts Center.
Tickets: $40-$48. 919-680-2787 or dpacnc.com.
More info: 919-684-6402 or americandancefestival.org.