American Dance Festival
Monday, July 25, 8:00pm
Tuesday, July 26, 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 27, 8:00pm
R. J. Reynolds Industries Theater
Footprints delivers an outstanding presentation of four ADF commissioned world premieres by groundbreaking artists, performed with impeccable technique and infectious energy by ADF students.
Beth Gill’s minimalist works explore the tension between formalist structures and psychological themes, where layers of meaning unfold over a prolonged sense of time. For Footprints, Gill will continue to research the often highly controlled systems designed to simultaneously distill and free gestures within her work. Gill’s process will engage the darker and more instinctual content of psychology, human nature, and expression. Dafi Altabeb’s work is tender, delicate, yet powerful. Her pieces project youth, courage, imagination, contradictions, and above all, honesty. Her creations come from the heart. Lee Sher and Saar Harari established LeeSaar The Company in 2000. They use the different disciplines and training of theater and dance to create original dance performances. Their works display an astonishing array of movements, from minimal to jumping, twisting, and falling to the floor, all with beautiful ease.