This week at the American Dance Festival

CorrespondentJuly 20, 2013 

Lin Hwai-min’s solo from “Moon Water.”


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


The Buzz: This much-anticipated annual showcase offers the chance to experience emerging choreographers’ cutting-edge pieces and to observe the most gifted festival students performing them.

What’s on: Three commissioned premieres by Rosie Herrera (her dance-theater works are Fellini-like alternate worlds); Vanessa Voskuil (her pieces are striking interactions with light and everyday objects); and Adele Myers (she emphasizes the human aspect of dancers and their movements).

When: 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Where: Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University.

Tickets: $32. 919-684-4444 or

Forces of Dance

The Buzz: This newly created program closes out this year’s festival with works from choreographers who have received the prestigious Scripps Award for Lifetime Achievement.

What’s on: Three established works (Martha Graham’s “Ritual to the Sun,” Bill T. Jones’ “Love Re-Defined” and Lin Hwai-min’s solo from “Moon Water”) and one commissioned premiere (Twyla Tharp’s 130th dance work).

When: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Where: Durham Performing Arts Center.

Tickets: $40-$48. 919-680-2787 or

More info: 919-684-6402 or

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