Friday, July 10, 2009

ADF at Duke Gardens: "Life. Love. Pursuit."



Here are some rehearsal shots and video of the free performance American Dance Festival will present at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Duke Gardens. Audience members should meet at the entrance to the Rose Circle, gathering at the outer end near the Gardens' parking lots and main gate.

The dance is created by choreographer Rodger Belman and will feature 89-year-old dance artist Susan Gittler (pictured here with Belman) and more than 20 dancers from ADF and the Triangle community. It'll also have live music by Randy Love and ADF musicians. The audience and dancers will travel to various sites throughout the Gardens, watching a solo here, a trio there, and finishing up roughly an hour later at the South Lawn.

No reservations necessary. Just show up before 7:30 and come along. More info on ADF special programs is here (including the performance/discussion "Susan Gittler: A Lifetime of Dance" Wednesday at 4 p.m.). And please check this blog later for more rehearsal photos and video.













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And here's Mika Banks rehearsing











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