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ADF 7: Opening Night (1): Footprints

Lightsey Darst | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Lightsey Darst

Opening night for the Footprints concert at Duke's Reynolds Industries Theater feels like convocation: the house is packed and buzzing with ADF students ready to applaud their friends. When the lights go out, everyone leans forward.

ADF 6: "I Have to Do It. I Have to Give It a Try" -- the Students Speak

Lightsey Darst | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Lightsey Darst

Why the diversity? Because modern dance encourages it, for one thing. If classical ballet still inclines toward symmetrical rows of swans, in other types of Western dance the pendulum's swung towards a gathering of individuals, varied in look and movement background.

ADF 3: Building the Big Show

Lightsey Darst | Posted 09.22.2013 | Arts
Lightsey Darst

"The ground is shifting." Students hurly-burly across the dance floor, legs flying out from under them. "Birds are diving," the tall woman at the center of the whirlwind calls out. Hands shield the students' heads; they duck and skitter.