From Studio to Stage | Monica Bill Barnes

Posted in Performances '12, 2012.

    Monica Bill Barnes wraps up her three-night run tonight, Tuesday, July 3rd with her ADF-commissioned work Luster, as well as 2010’s Mostly Fanfare and Everything Is Getting Better All the Time.   Artistic Director Monica Bill Barnes and Company Manager Anna Bass sat down with the ADF Blog to discuss the creation of Luster and its world premiere this week on ADF audiences. To Ms. Barnes, a work is not truly complete until the audience engages with the subject material and interacts with the dancers; only in this way does the piece come to life and fully realize its character. Receiving the audience response for the first time is a challenging yet exhilarating experience, and marks the culmination of the grueling yet ultimately satisfying process of creating a new work. It is this process—and the time exploring in the studio—that Ms. Barnes and her company dancers find most rewarding, and is what allows Monica Bill Barnes, hailed as “one of the wittiest young choreographers around,” to continue to challenge herself and push the boundaries of her work.   Catch the last Monica Bill Barnes ADF 2012 performance tonight, Tuesday, July 3rd at Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University.  Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.