A look at whats coming this week at the American Dance Festival in Durham:
Adele Myers and Dancers
Why go: Myers uses her all-female company to explore dancers as human beings in situations ranging from joy to pain to alienation.
Whats on: Einsteins Happiest Thought, a piece inspired by the great physicists own experiment to find his happiest state of mind. Employing stepladders and rope, the dancers balance, leap and pose, while projected videos and a highly rhythmic score underline the movements.
When: 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday
Where: Reynolds Industries Theater, Bryan University Center, Duke University, 125 Science Drive.
Info: 919-684-4444 or tickets.duke.edu
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
Why go: The company has made a name for itself by inviting choreographers from around the world to create new work that fuses the athleticism of modern dance with the discipline of classical ballet.
Whats on: Violet Kid, Hofesh Shechters pulsating dark world of conforming crowds straining to find peace; Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue, Crystal Pites dramatically lighted pairings playing out variations of being rescued; Ida ?, a world premiere from Emanuel Gat questioning group behaviors and how individuals deal with them.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham
Info: 919-680-2787 or dpacnc.com
More info: 919-684-6402 or americandancefestival.org