This preview has been provided by the American Dance Festival.
With an evening set to honor the new and classic works of modern dance, the PAST/FORWARD program will include the works of three artists who span the diversity of the field, all utilizing the immense talents of the ADF dancers. Acclaimed director and choreographer Martha Clarke will develop an ADF commissioned world premiere throughout the course of the summer that is sure to leave the audience wanting more. Rika Okamota and Alex Brady will set the reconstruction of Twyla Tharp’s Sweet Fields (1996). Noted as one of her highest achievements, this playful yet poignantly spiritual work was inspired by Tharp’s Quaker upbringing. Rounding out the evening, former ADF International Choreographer in Residence participant Bulareyaung Pagarlava will revisit the Festival for his first ADF commissioned world premiere.