This preview provided by American Dance Festival.

The ADF-commissioned Elvis Everywhere is dendy/donovan projects’ latest work. “America is Elvis Presley–the most beautiful, talented, rebellious nation in the history of Earth. And now, you’re in your Vegas years. You’ve squeezed yourself into a white jumpsuit, you’re wheezing your way through ‘Love Me Tender’ and you might be about to pass away bloated on the toilet. But you’re still the King.” – John Oliver

dendy/donovan projects choreographer Mark Dendy, whose work has been applauded for his “sharp wit” (Andrew Boynton, New Yorker) – Inspired by an interview with Donald Rumsfeld on his encounter with Elvis Presley in Vegas, Dendy’s Elvis Everywhere scrutinizes society’s fascination and obsession with celebrity. Dendy utilizes the arc of Elvis’s life as a metaphor for the United States, drawing chilling parallels to today’s election cycle. (and Lauded for his work’s “speed, force, brilliance and surprise” (Alan Kresigsman, The Washington Post), Dendy has received a wide range of accolades for his work including a 1997 Bessie Award, a 2000 Obie Award, the National Society of Arts and Letters Sustained Achievement Award (1990), the Herb Alpert Award, and the Joe A. Calloway Award (both in 2000), as well as numerous grants. Founded in 2008 with longtime collaborator Stephen Donovan, his company dendy/donovan projects focuses on creating socially conscious dance-theater work.

This performance contains adult language.

Elvis Everywhere is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works.


Reynolds Industries Theater

Wednesday, July 12, 8:00pm
Thursday, July 13, 8:00pm


$10 – $32.25


Join us for an evening of Elvis-themed fun after the show on Thursday, July 13.

Meet the artists!
Elvis costume contest!

The Tavern, 900 W. Markham Ave, Durham, NC 27705

Thursday, July 13, 9:30pm – midnight