Monday, July 16, 2018
West Building Galleries
Tickets go on sale May 1 and will be sold only through the Duke University Box Office, (919) 684-4444 or http://www.americandancefestival.org/performance/adf-2018/dana-ruttenberg-dance-group/.
In the NCMA’s latest collaboration with the American Dance Festival, Israeli-born dancer and choreographer Dana Ruttenberg and company invite the audience to be a part of an interactive dance work set within the Museum galleries. Each audience member is equipped with an audio guide and headphones and is instructed by the dancers to choose among a menu of prerecorded tracks. Ruttenberg is known for creating work that engages all of the senses, including the sense of humor, and in Naba 2.0 she makes it possible for the audience to experience dance, art, and music from a fresh perspective.
In reporting on a performance of the work in an Israeli art museum, the Tel Aviv newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth said: “There was an exciting feeling of an underground experience less reminiscent of a visit to the museum and more like entering a desirable club after hours. There were beautiful moments in which the dancers brought the artworks to life, be it human, animal, or statue. It all felt alive. Ruttenberg is a witty and original choreographer.”
Each performance is limited to 30 participants.
This interactive experience is recommended for ages 6 and up. Audience members must be able to read and follow instructions. The work requires attendees to stand, walk, sit, and lie on the floor.