American Dance Festival returns for its 40th year from June 3–July 29, bringing some of the world's most acclaimed dancers to Durham and beyond. Ranging from provocative social commentary to sidesplitting theatrical comedy that'll make you fall out of your seat, this world-renowned festival has something for all appetites. Here's our breakdown of standout shows, events and parties you cannot miss this season. Get ready for a wild ride! (Psst—Offline members get an exclusive offer, keep reading for details!)
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is one of the most famous and established companies in the festival lineup, making it a must-see in and of itself. The performance will feature the third part of a trilogy the company began performing in 2015, inspired by the book The Emigrant by W.G. Sebald. This will be the full trilogy's world premiere!
"Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, and his company, developed three evening-length works titled Analogy: A Trilogy. The complete trilogy, performed for the first time at ADF, brings into light the different types of war we fight and, in particular, the war within ourselves. Works to be performed are Analogy/Dora:Tramontane, Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka the Escape Artist, and the ADF-commissioned Analogy/Ambros:The Emigrant." –ADF
Thursday, July 27, 8:00p
Friday, July 29, 8:00p
Saturday, July 29, 7:00p
Offline users can attend any performance (except the Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s Museum Workout at NCMA) for just $10! Use our exclusive offer code OFFLINE10 at checkout to redeem your discount. Enjoy the show!