Annual Report 2016 | American Dance Festival
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American Dance Festival

Trajal Harrell

In their fourth annual partnership, the American Dance Festival and Nasher Museum co-presented Trajal Harrell in July 2016. The performance piece Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem (M2M) is a work for three dancers that engages the formalism and minimalism of postmodernism with the flamboyancy of voguing. Combining these contrasting styles, Harrell also looks at the influence of jazz and improvisation in early postmodern dance. Trajal Harrell performed four times at  Duke’s Shaefer Lab Theatre and also gave a public talk at the Nasher Museum.