American Dance Festival (ADF), North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): State of Darkness

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( Sun., Sep. 12, 2021 )

North Carolina Museum of Art Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Theater, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607-6494


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. Annique Roberts of Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE performs the solo at 3:30 pm and Michael Trusnovec of the Paul Taylor Dance Company performs at 7:30 pm. Each program is followed by a Q and A with Molissa Fenley and the artist.


$27 members, $30 nonmembers

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  • Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 3:30 PM
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