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American Dance Guild Gala & Performance Festival 2012: Sept. 6-9

August 31, 2012

American Dance Guild Gala & Performance Festival 2012
September 6-9, 2012

Thursday, September 6 @ 8:00 pm (followed by reception)
Friday, September 7 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, September 8 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, September 9 @ 7:00pm

Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 W. 55th Street (at 9th Avenue)
Subways: A, C, E, D, B and 1 to 59th St.
R,N,Q to 57th St.

ADG Performance Festival 2012 presents 32 artists from around the globe along with tributes to two modern masters.


$30, $25/ADG Members, Students, Seniors.  

Group rate: $22/person for groups of 10 or more in advance


$22, $17/ADG Members, Students, Seniors. 

Group rate: $15/person for groups of 10 or more in advance.

Festival Pass:  

$50 general/$45 Members, Students, Seniors.  

Add $10 for Gala

Reservations: 800-838-3006 ext.#1


American Dance Guild’s annual performance festival offers a unique view of the rich diversity of contemporary modern dance. The Opening Night Gala on Thursday September 6th celebrates two highly distinguished leaders of modern dance

Elaine Summers & Dianne McIntyre

Elaine Summers will present “Windows in the Kitchen,” a 1976 intermedia work with Douglas Dunn performing live with composer/performer Jon Gibson, alongside dancer Matt Turney on film.“Windows in the Kitchen,” will be presented on Thursday & Friday

Dianne McIntyre will present “Life’s Force,” a signature work of Sounds in Motion, the first company she formed in NYC in 1972 which became known for innovative work in dance and live music. Jazz trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah leads the band and a cast of 12-20 members old and new who will joining in this celebratory reunion performance to mark the 40th anniversary of Sound in Motion. “Life’s Force” will be Presented on Thursday & Saturday.

John Pennington “Dances Before God” Photo byTammy Abbott

Other highlights include on Thursday night, John Pennington (virtuosic Bella Lewitzky soloist now running his own company in Pasadena, CA) will perform “Dances Before God “ of Harald Kreutzberg, the legendary German dancer whose performance galvanized both Jose Limon and Erick Hawkins to pursue professional dancing;

Molissa Fenley duet. Photo Ian Douglas

-Two features on Sunday’s program are Molissa Fenley performing a duet “100 Vessels;” and Joseph Mills in “Circlewalker”, a breathtaking solo with moving sculpture.

As well, the Festival boasts a host of artists from emerging to mid-career reflecting the ADG’s unique position as both promoter of the new and preserver of the living history of Modern Dance as an art form.

Each evening in the lobby videos of works by

Elaine Summers & Dianne McIntyre will be shown.

American Dance Guild has served the dance field in many capacities over the past 56 years, including conferences, festivals & publications. This festival continues the Guild tradition of bringing together artists from across the nation and internationally for performances and master classes. ADG offers performance opportunities that range from gala productions to bare-bones and on-site events. In addition, it serves members through an annual Student Scholarship for summer study at Jacob’s Pillow, scholarly resources such as the New Dance Group Gala Video and publications such as Branching Out: Oral Histories of Six National Dance Organizations and Dance Scope. ADG has an interactive website

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