Milka Djordjevich. Photo credit: Laura Bartczak

July 11-12:

Program: Bob
ADF-Commissioned World Premiere | ADF Debut
Running Time: 60 minutes, no intermission
Tickets: $32

Milka Djordjevich Website

Bob is a manic whirlwind of methodical, rapid-fire movements dictated, performed, and self-enforced by Milka Djordjevich. Set to bold music and silence, Bob eroticizes the labor of the dancing body—the repetition, the discipline, and the fallout. A mid-career taxonomy of sorts, Djordjevich confronts demands to optimize her female body and the market’s expectation to enhance her performance over time. Bob is an alter ego trained to be so skilled as to become other—the perfect kinetic subject in the service of her audience. Algorithmic movement patterns conjure approaches from trance, folk ritual, and rite—they become a means to no end. A reflection rivaling the self, Bob is on a rampage with and against self-consciousness to bask in reverie, delusion, desire, and rage. Show no mercy!

Thursday, July 11 at 7:30 pm *Post-Performance Discussion
Friday, July 12 at 7:30 pm

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Footprints. Photo credit: McKinley Wiley, Miles Ladin, Patrick McLeod

July 13-14: FOOTPRINTS

ADF-Commissioned World Premieres
Running Time: 60 minutes, including one intermission and one pause
Tickets: $30–$45

David Dorfman Website
Kate Weare Website
Dianne McIntyre Website

The Footprints program, which bridges ADF’s performance series and education programs, delivers an outstanding presentation of three ADF-commissioned world premieres, choreographed by renowned choreographers and performed with impeccable technique and infectious energy by ADF students. This year’s choreographers are David Dorfman, Dianne McIntyre, and Kate Weare. ADF School alum and former faculty member David Dorfman, who founded David Dorfman Dance in 1987 to create politically and socially relevant work, is known for his movement-based dance theater. Dianne McIntyre, the 2008 recipient of the American Dance Festival Balasaraswati/Joy Anne Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching, is hailed as an artistic pioneer whose individualistic movement style reflects her affinity for cultural histories, personal narratives, and the boldness, nuances, discipline, and freedom in live music and poetic text. Kate Weare, known for her startling combination of formal choreographic value and visceral, emotional interpretation, charts a contemporary view of humanism by placing women at the center of the human story amidst the violence, sensuality, and yearning for intimacy that marks our age.

Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 14 at 3:00 pm

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