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American Dance Festival: Stephen Petronio & Johnnie Cruise Mercer
June 23 @ 7:30 pm$30
AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL 2022
30 Intervals/15 Minutes
A world premiere by Stephen Petronio & Johnnie Cruise Mercer
Thursday, June 23 at 7:30 PM
Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke
Stephen Petronio and Johnnie Cruise Mercer bring their specific embodied histories to a dance of intentional and unconscious connections. The result is a new duet generated from movement and space-based improvisational scores, with original music by Monstah Black, a collaborator who has worked closely with both artists. Together, they embark on a choreographic experiment, a generational conversation between bodies fueled by their similar/different queer-radical pasts.
Petronio and Mercer share a program with Helen Simoneau Danse.
30 Intervals/15 Minutes by Stephen Petronio and Johnnie Cruise Mercer is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works.
A new music composition and live performance by Monstah Black is commissioned by ADF with support from The Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.