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DURHAM, NC: American Dance Festival Presents Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

DURHAM, NC: American Dance Festival Presents Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE


American Dance Festival


Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke
125 Science Dr
Durham, NC 27708


Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - 7:30pm



American Dance Festival

Program: Upside Down, Open Door, The Equality of Night and Day (TEND), All I Do
Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes with one intermission and two pauses
Tickets: $35–$54

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE returns to ADF with Upside Down, a strongly African work about loss and growth out of loss, an excerpt from the evening-length work Destiny. Open Door provides a journey into Afro-Cuban social and traditional dance forms embodying the music of Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble. The dancers lead on a path full of celebration, culture, and joy through dances of the Orisha and salsa, fueled and propelled by musical compositions. The Equality of Night and Day (TEND) is a sizzling emotional work that tackles his recurrent themes of social injustice and racism. Brown seeks to break open truth, not from anger but with a gentle focus—a sensitivity and steadfastness that draws on history. The program will also feature community members performing All I Do, an excerpt from On Earth Together.

“…magnificently textured style, which shifts from earthy, raw-powered movement to jumps that send dancers sailing into the air like spirits.”
– Gia Kourlas, The New York Times

Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30 pm *Post-Performance Discussion
Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 pm
Join us after the June 19 performance for a Cast Party at JB Duke Hotel!

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