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Photo by Brian Mengini

Southern-fried funk was turned all the way up at The Carolina Theater, last week, in a performance by Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater that traced the origins of the legend. Read more

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Photo by Jerry Metellus

Robinson's lithe, commanding ensemble performed classic works like "Mourner's Bench" and spotlighted rising choreographers like Micaela Taylor. Read more

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photo by Emily Miller

Trained dancers and first-time performers with Parkinson's disease created an unforgettable experience in the ADF premiere of the new work by Culture Mill's co-founders. Read more

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Photo by Ian Douglas

We interview renowned choreographer Stephen Petronio, whose company performs Cunningham's "Tread" in ADF's season-opening "ICONS" program. Read more

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Snow drifts over the procession. Onlookers line the path. White flakes slowly blanket their umbrellas, the wooden box, and the people who carry it. Eiko walks in mourner’s cadence among them. It is scored by silence. Read more

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Photo by Mat Hayward

Our dance and theater critic picks the top five shows where you're sure to find him this summer. Read more

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Photo by Jerry Metellus

We noticed that the festival's largest stage is down to one show this year, and only two shows take place off Duke's campus. According to ADF, it's a feature, not a bug. Read more

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Photo by Michael Slobodian

Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, a recent ADF sensation, deconstructs Nikolai Gogol's The Government Inspector in Revisor. Read more

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Photo by Paul B. Goode

This summer will bring the ADF main-stage debut of a celebrated local duo as well as a tribute to a late titan of modern dance. Read more

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Photo by Alex Boerner

These shows spoke to the temper of our times and the vibrancy of our local performing-arts community. Read more

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Whatever you’re into, we’ve got a festival celebrating it Read more

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photo by Joan Marcus

Follow our city-by-city guide to our theater, dance, comedy, and reading scenes. Read more

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