2021 American Dance Festival, Together We Dance: BODYTRAFFIC
Internationally acclaimed for its “wonderfully precise dancers” (New York Times), BODYTRAFFIC returns to ADF with a program highlighting the artistry of three of today’s most engaging contemporary dance choreographers.
• World premiere of a duet by Brian Brooks, created during his recent ADF residency, that is certain to reveal his characteristic “kinetic thrill and visual power” (Washington Post).
• Matthew Neenan’s “A Million Voices,” a piece set to the nostalgic songs of the great Peggy Lee that explores eternal notions about life, love, and war.
• Micaela Taylor’s engaging “SNAP,” a piece capturing her take on the Los Angeles experience that urges us to “snap out of” the social pressure to conform.
Program lasts approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.
American Dance Festival Sponsors
ADF’s Together We Dance outdoor festival is made possible with support from SHS Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council, City of Durham, North Carolina Museum of Art, Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Durham Arts Council, Fox Family Foundation, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, and Duke Health.
The new work by Brian Brooks is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works and in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The presentation of “SNAP” by Micaela Taylor is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Photo by Kevin Perry