American Dance Festival (ADF): Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance

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( Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 - Mon., Jun. 16, 2014 )

Reynolds Industries Theater, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708


Taking inspiration from his ancestral past, South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma's moving, evening-length solo Exit/Exist blends storytelling with a powerful dance vocabulary and dynamic live music in an examination of race, political power, and the melding of past and present. Maqoma reveals the history and fate of his ancestor, a 19th century Xhosa warrior, who fought to maintain cultural traditions in the face of colonial rule. Through his signature integration of traditional and contemporary dance, Maqoma invites audiences to reflect on who we are, where we come from, and how all of these facets, past and present, inform our personal and collective identities today.



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  • Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM
  • Monday, June 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM