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This week at ADF: Tragic heroines, postmodernism and an encore

RIOULT Dance NY 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.”
RIOULT Dance NY 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.”

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

Trajal Harrell

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

Dicks: music_theater@lycos.com

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