American Dance Festival (ADF): Helen Simoneau Danse and Stephen Petronio & Johnnie Cruise Mercer

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( Thu., Jun. 23, 2022 )

Reynolds Industries Theater, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708


Delicate Power is a new work for Helen Simoneau Danse that examines how individuals hold and exert power through voice and body. The work will feature an original score by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and musician Caroline Shaw, with dramaturgy by Melanie George and costume design by Quinn Czejkowski.

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.



  • Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 7:30 PM