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Gathering For Dance
Live Stream Series
Join us every other Tuesday for conversations moderated by ADF’s Executive Director Jodee Nimerichter.
Tuesday, May 26, 7:00pm EDT
Featuring Blakeley White-McGuire, Masha Maddux, Andrea Weber, and Michael Trusnovec, stagers of Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Taylor repertoire.
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ADF 2019 Footprints performances
2019 Footprints performance of Paul Taylor’s Esplanade performed by Rei Akazawa, Meg Boericke, Olivia Brookes, Emmalee Hallinan, Chien-Yao Liao, Rodney Murray Jr, Annie Petro, Ruth Searcey, Shannon Smith, and Joe Svihel.
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
“Violin Concerto in E Major,” “Double Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor” (Largo & Allegro)
Choreography by Paul Taylor
Staged for this production by Michael Trusnovec
Costumes by John Rawlings Costumes Recreated by Erin M. West
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton
Stage Manager: Julia Reese
Videography by Caroline Williford
ADF 2019 Footprints rehearsal of Paul Taylor’s “Esplanade.”
Selections from 2019’s ADF’s Movies by Movers festival
The Maestro by Juel D. Lane
Award-winning choreographer Juel D. Lane’s film celebrates the life of painter Ernie Barnes. Lane’s tribute, which uses the medium “dance on film,” draws inspiration from Barnes’s 1978 painting, The Maestro.
Do you ever wish you could shut off all the voices in your head? Who are you when the voices go silent, even if just for a moment?
Groggy Grugg by Conor C. Long
A claymation screendance short film about that terrible everyday struggle to get out of bed for that first delicious cup of coffee.
The Storm by Chafic Saad and Evie Ladin
Lotus Dickey wrote The Storm, adapted and arranged here by Evie Ladin for her all-female Body Music Moving Choir – MoToR/dance. Using nothing but the sonic qualities of the human body moving in space, MoToR/dance’s body music choirographies emphasize what we have when we strip the world down to only ourselves, having to deal with each other, making our own soundtrack to our thoughts.
We Are Here by Sima Gonsai
A short dance film that explores notions of identity where the search to belong unites you as one.
And So Say All of Us by Mitchell Rose
52 seminal international choreographers link together on a chain love letter to dance.
I’m Blessed by Hannah Darrah
ADF alumni Hannah Darrah created I’m Blessed, the official music video for the Philadelphia based band, Speedy Ortiz.
Eiko Otake’s with mother in twilight
“This is a NON edited section of a video ( my favorite way of making a dance for the camera) where I performed for no one but the camera. The large piece of paper is a print of my mother in her coffin. My mother died on February 2, 2019 and this video was shot in June of 2019. This dance, in an upstate New York forest, became the basis of my duet with my dead mother which I performed as a part of the ADF commissioned The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable in July 2019. I now look back on this dance as a meditation on a personal death which my mother was blessed with.” —Eiko
This video was created during a residency at IEA (Institute for Electronic Arts) , Alfred University in June 2019. It was shown in a multi-channel video installation at IEA. Camera by Rebekkah Palov.
Music for Dance, Film, and more
ADF’s Director of Musicians, Andy Hasenpflug: