Calendar / Type: American Dance Festival

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Doug Varone and Dancers: Open Company Rehearsal - 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Visitors are welcome to watch open rehearsals of Doug Varone and Dancers working on ReComposed, a new dance co-commissioned by the American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum. The rehearsals are free and open to all and take place in two front galleries in the Biddle Pavilion at the Nasher Museum. In creating ReComposed, Varone is crafting a dance inspired by the American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings. Mitchell used gestural, sometimes violent brush-work, and described her own paintings as “an organism that turns in space.” Varone’s work hauntingly echoes Mitchell’s explosions on canvas. Doug Varone and Dancers will perform ReComposed on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25, at Durham Performing Arts Center.

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Doug Varone and Dancers: Open Company Rehearsal - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Visitors are welcome to watch open rehearsals of Doug Varone and Dancers working on ReComposed, a new dance co-commissioned by the American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum. The rehearsals are free and open to all and take place in two front galleries in the Biddle Pavilion at the Nasher Museum. In creating ReComposed, Varone is crafting a dance inspired by the American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings. Mitchell used gestural, sometimes violent brush-work, and described her own paintings as “an organism that turns in space.” Varone’s work hauntingly echoes Mitchell’s explosions on canvas. Doug Varone and Dancers will perform ReComposed on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25, at Durham Performing Arts Center.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

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Doug Varone and Dancers: Stripping the Dance - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

This event is an interactive look at the process of creating ReComposed, based on the pastel drawings of Joan Mitchell. Aspects of the dance will be stripped and put back together again in front of the audience and with their help. ReComposed is a new work co-commissioned by the American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum. “Stripping the Dance” is free and open to all; it takes place in two front galleries in the Biddle Pavilion at the Nasher Museum. Doug Varone and Dancers will perform ReComposed on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25, Durham Performing Arts Center.

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Doug Varone and Dancers: Stripping the Dance - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This event is an interactive look at the process of creating ReComposed, based on the pastel drawings of Joan Mitchell. Aspects of the dance will be stripped and put back together again in front of the audience and with their help. ReComposed is a new work co-commissioned by the American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum. “Stripping the Dance” is free and open to all; it takes place in two front galleries in the Biddle Pavilion at the Nasher Museum. Doug Varone and Dancers will perform ReComposed on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25, Durham Performing Arts Center.

Friday, July 24, 2015

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Doug Varone and Dancers: “Recomposed” at Durham Performing Arts Center - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum have co-commissioned ReComposed, a new work by Doug Varone and Dancers. In ReComposed, Varone creates a dance inspired by American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings with lighting design by Robert Wierzel. Mitchell used gestural, sometimes violent brush-work, and described her own paintings as “an organism that turns in space.” Varone’s work hauntingly echoes Mitchell’s explosions on canvas. “In each of us is a storyteller, creating tales filled with the memories of our lives,” says Varone of his solo, The Fabulist, commissioned by ADF and premiered to great acclaim in 2014. Additional work will round out the program.

 

This event takes place at Durham Performing Arts Center.

 

At the Nasher Museum, Doug Varone and Dancers will conduct an open rehearsal on July 21 and an interactive workshop, Stripping the Dance on July 23. More information

 

DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR NASHER MUSEUM MEMBERS*
Nasher Museum members receive a 20-percent discount to many American Dance Festival performances* this summer, June 11-July 25. Professional dance companies from around the world will descend upon Durham to present the very best in modern dance. The 2015 season lineup includes 11 ADF commissions, 10 ADF world premieres, 1 US premiere, and 16 ADF debuts. Discount code for Nasher Museum members: 2015ADFNP

 

Tickets on sale now! More information and to purchase tickets.

 

*Discount not applicable for the Children’s Matinee performances, Awkward Magic at Motorco Music Hall, A Body in Places at Cordoba Center for the Arts, Here and Now: NC Dances.

*The discount for Ballet Folklorico Cutumba at The Carolina Theatre may only be used online.

 

To redeem your 20% discount BY PHONE, please refer to each venues respective number:

ADF@DPAC, DPAC Box Office: 919-680-2787

ADF@Duke, Duke Box Office: 919-684-4444

 

To redeem your 20% discount IN PERSON, please present your valid university-issued ID to the appropriate box office.

 

To redeem your 20% discount ONLINE, please visit www.americandancefestival.org and enter the discount code in the discount or promo offer box (on the ticket purchasing page).

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Doug Varone and Dancers: “Recomposed” at Durham Performing Arts Center - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum have co-commissioned ReComposed, a new work by Doug Varone and Dancers. In ReComposed, Varone creates a dance inspired by American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings with lighting design by Robert Wierzel. Mitchell used gestural, sometimes violent brush-work, and described her own paintings as “an organism that turns in space.” Varone’s work hauntingly echoes Mitchell’s explosions on canvas. “In each of us is a storyteller, creating tales filled with the memories of our lives,” says Varone of his solo, The Fabulist, commissioned by ADF and premiered to great acclaim in 2014. Additional work will round out the program.

 

This event takes place at Durham Performing Arts Center.

 

At the Nasher Museum, Doug Varone and Dancers will conduct an open rehearsal on July 21 and an interactive workshop, Stripping the Dance on July 23. More information

 

DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR NASHER MUSEUM MEMBERS*
Nasher Museum members receive a 20-percent discount to many American Dance Festival performances* this summer, June 11-July 25. Professional dance companies from around the world will descend upon Durham to present the very best in modern dance. The 2015 season lineup includes 11 ADF commissions, 10 ADF world premieres, 1 US premiere, and 16 ADF debuts. Discount code for Nasher Museum members: 2015ADFNP

 

Tickets on sale now! More information and to purchase tickets.

 

*Discount not applicable for the Children’s Matinee performances, Awkward Magic at Motorco Music Hall, A Body in Places at Cordoba Center for the Arts, Here and Now: NC Dances.

*The discount for Ballet Folklorico Cutumba at The Carolina Theatre may only be used online.

 

To redeem your 20% discount BY PHONE, please refer to each venues respective number:

ADF@DPAC, DPAC Box Office: 919-680-2787

ADF@Duke, Duke Box Office: 919-684-4444

 

To redeem your 20% discount IN PERSON, please present your valid university-issued ID to the appropriate box office.

 

To redeem your 20% discount ONLINE, please visit www.americandancefestival.org and enter the discount code in the discount or promo offer box (on the ticket purchasing page).

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Doug Varone and Dancers: “Recomposed” at Durham Performing Arts Center - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum have co-commissioned ReComposed, a new work by Doug Varone and Dancers. In ReComposed, Varone creates a dance inspired by American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings with lighting design by Robert Wierzel. Mitchell used gestural, sometimes violent brush-work, and described her own paintings as “an organism that turns in space.” Varone’s work hauntingly echoes Mitchell’s explosions on canvas. “In each of us is a storyteller, creating tales filled with the memories of our lives,” says Varone of his solo, The Fabulist, commissioned by ADF and premiered to great acclaim in 2014. Additional work will round out the program.

 

This event takes place at Durham Performing Arts Center.

 

At the Nasher Museum, Doug Varone and Dancers will conduct an open rehearsal on July 21 and an interactive workshop, Stripping the Dance on July 23. More information

 

DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR NASHER MUSEUM MEMBERS*
Nasher Museum members receive a 20-percent discount to many American Dance Festival performances* this summer, June 11-July 25. Professional dance companies from around the world will descend upon Durham to present the very best in modern dance. The 2015 season lineup includes 11 ADF commissions, 10 ADF world premieres, 1 US premiere, and 16 ADF debuts. Discount code for Nasher Museum members: 2015ADFNP

 

Tickets on sale now! More information and to purchase tickets.

 

*Discount not applicable for the Children’s Matinee performances, Awkward Magic at Motorco Music Hall, A Body in Places at Cordoba Center for the Arts, Here and Now: NC Dances.

*The discount for Ballet Folklorico Cutumba at The Carolina Theatre may only be used online.

 

To redeem your 20% discount BY PHONE, please refer to each venues respective number:

ADF@DPAC, DPAC Box Office: 919-680-2787

ADF@Duke, Duke Box Office: 919-684-4444

 

To redeem your 20% discount IN PERSON, please present your valid university-issued ID to the appropriate box office.

 

To redeem your 20% discount ONLINE, please visit www.americandancefestival.org and enter the discount code in the discount or promo offer box (on the ticket purchasing page).