RIOULT Dance NY
Why go: Choreographer Pascal Rioult’s energetic precision and graceful sensuality inform “Women on the Edge,” a trilogy of dances about the tragic heroines of the Trojan War. Included are “Iphigenia,” “On Distant Shores” (Helen of Troy) and the ADF commissioned “Cassandra’s Curse.”
When and where: 8 p.m. July 18-20. Reynolds Industries Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University, 125 Science Drive, Durham
Tickets and info: $27; 919-684-4444 or tickets.duke.edu
Why go: Harrell’s mission is to explore the seemingly separate worlds of Harlem’s drag voguing balls and Greenwich Village’s Judson Church postmodern dance programs, both begun in the 1960s. He combines the two styles in a uniquely theatrical presentation.
When and where: 7:30 p.m. July 19-21. Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University, 125 Science Drive, Durham
Tickets and info: $19.50. 919-684-4444 or tickets.duke.edu
Company Wang Ramirez
Why go: A surprise hit last season, the company presents its 2013 piece, “Borderline,” in which five dancers, attached to cables, treat themes of manipulation and constraint that thwart the desire for freedom.
When and where: 8 p.m. July 22; 7 p.m. July 23. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St.
Tickets and info: $22.50-$58; 919-680-2787 or dpacnc.com
ADF season info: 919-684-6402 or americandancefestival.org