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If "Live Tissue" is a trip—and it definitely is—it’s riddled with sudden drops, stops, and unexpected switchbacks, fusing high-velocity hip-hop and modern dance. Read more

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photo by Zoe Litaker

We can't even tell you about the most powerful, divisive part of "Don't Get Any Ideas, Little Lady," a piece seemingly designed to be indigestible by audiences and star ratings. 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 Zoe Litaker

There are usually ways in which a modern dance work is trying to fool you. In "Don't Get Any Ideas, Little Lady," Allie Pfeffer and Alyssa Noble are out for something realer and rawer. Read more

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“When I was twenty-seven, I had a seizure that lasted probably fifteen minutes,” says West, who is now thirty-three. The epileptic episode erased entire sections from more than a decade of his life. Read more

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Photo by Sarah Marguier

The co-directors of Culture Mill are about to premiere "They Are All," a collaboration between professional dancers, researchers, scientists, and people with Parkinson's disease. Read more

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Photo by Julieta Cervantes

Mavis Staples! Yo La Tengo! Emmylou Harris! Meredith Monk! Lang Lang! We could go on! 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 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 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 Erin Bell

Two ways of looking at Yankee's climactic performance about border issues and Mestizx identity in The Commons festival at Carolina Performing Arts. Read more

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Photo by Michael Rodgers

Through four solos, Powell creates a sacred space for history, poetry, and dance in "Approximation of a Woman." Read more

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Photo by Chris Vitiello

How can the concept of "audience engagement" expand beyond grant-application bait? Read more

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Photo by Michael Rodgers

"Approximation of a Woman" unites Powell with dancers Jaylun Moore, Keisha Wall, and Kristin Taylor Duncan, in solos inspired by the late Tiffany Austin's poetry. Read more

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Photo by Jonathan Markow

The new Big Red Dance Project defies ageist conventions in “Age Is Just a Number.” Read more

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Photo by Stephanie Leathers

Jess Shell wasn’t even a Tobacco Road alumnus yet when she decided to keep the company from closing. Read more

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Photo by Jon Pfundstein

The group collapses dance and sound, noise and music, performer and witness, and other simplistic divisions in its new Durham Independent Dance Artists show. 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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    Nils Schlebusch

    The Day