This preview has been provided by the American Dance Festival.
Noted as one of the most exciting performances at the ADF each year, the newly renamed Footprints program (formerly called Past/Forward) brings audiences the ADF debuts of three innovative choreographers as they set ADF commissioned world premieres on the talented ADF Six Week School students. Former Trisha Brown dancer and assistant director, Jodi Melnick, has had a vast career in dance, theater, and opera. Her dance language is created from an investigation of nuance, gesture, and the emotion that emanates in the human form. Canadian born choreographer and HU/ADF MFA graduate Helen Simoneau has won numerous accolades for her solo and ensemble work over the past five years. Her choreography has been presented in Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. Drawing upon the blend of movement languages of the blues, slave and spiritual rituals, and contemporary dance, Reggie Wilson has created a potent and energizing style all his own. He is currently the artistic director for his Brooklyn based company, Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group.