A look at whats 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.
Whats 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 tickets.duke.edu.
Forces of Dance
The Buzz: This newly created program closes out this years festival with works from choreographers who have received the prestigious Scripps Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Whats on: Three established works (Martha Grahams Ritual to the Sun, Bill T. Jones Love Re-Defined and Lin Hwai-mins solo from Moon Water) and one commissioned premiere (Twyla Tharps 130th dance work).
When: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Where: Durham Performing Arts Center.
Tickets: $40-$48. 919-680-2787 or dpacnc.com.
More info: 919-684-6402 or americandancefestival.org.