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Please note: West Building is now closed through October 7, 2022, to complete an exciting reinstallation of the People’s Collection. During this time enjoy free exhibitions on view in East Building, indoor and outdoor events and programming, and the 164-acre Museum Park. We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting October 8, 2022. Learn more about the opening weekend celebration.

2021 American Dance Festival, Together We Dance: Molissa Fenley’s “State of Darkness”

Originally commissioned by ADF in 1988, Molissa Fenley’s “State of Darkness” challenges Stravinsky’s cacophonous “Le Sacre du Printemps” (“The Rite of Spring”) with an intense 35-minute solo performance of relentless fervency, technical precision, and fearless abandon. Fenley reimagined the commanding score as the sonic landscape for a solo journey rather than the usual ensemble interpretations. The 7:30 pm solo features Michael Trusnovec of Paul Taylor Dance Company. The program is followed by a Q and A with Molissa Fenley and the artist.

The restaging of State of Darkness is a Joyce Theater Production generously supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funding was provided by the Executive Director’s Fund at The Joyce Theater Foundation, with support from Jessica Lang Dance, Inc.

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 presentation of “State of Darkness” by Molissa Fenley is supported in part by Ann and Lex Alexander.

Photo by Mohamed Sadek 


Date

Sep 12, 2021

Time

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Cost

$27 Members, $30 Nonmembers General Admission

Location

Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park

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