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Performance | Dance Under the Influence

Stephen Petronio

Following last year’s sold-out inaugural season, “Dance Under the Influence” returns with a schedule packed with groundbreaking newcomers and icons of contemporary dance. Revealing the interplay between dance and other artistic disciplines, “Dance Under the Influence” provides a platform for innovators in tap, flamenco, postmodern dance, Indian classical dance, and a variety of cross-disciplinary dance forms. Each night several choreographers join together in the Theater at MAD to present works with excitement, humor, beauty, and newfound possibilities for movement, as well as to engage with the audience in a post-performance question-and-answer session.  Together these elements not only showcase some of the best of today’s contemporary dance, but also explore the artistic process behind each choreographer’s creative endeavor.

Dance Under the Influence is guest curated by Valerie Gladstone.

Dance: Under the Influence is made possible in part by Patricia Tarr and the 2WICE Foundation.

Music commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.

Misnomer Dance Theater
Jodi Melnick
Nelida Tirado : Image courtesy New World Flamenco Festival, photography Jack Hartin
 Ailey
Bridgman/Paker: Image courtesy Kelly Gottesman
Jason Samuels Smith: Photos by Eduardo Patino, Courtesy of Divine Rhythm Productions & BLOCH
Holley Farmer: Image courtesy Stephanie Berger
 Juan de Juan: Image courtesy Victor Cucart
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards: Photo by Eduardo Patino, Courtesy of Divine Rhythm Productions & BLOCH
 Jared Grimes: Image courtesy Ernest Gregory
Khaleah London: Image courtesy Christopher Duggan
Souleymane Badolo: Image courtesy Julieta Cervantes
Prashant Shah: Image courtesy Mariliana Alvero
 Payal Kadakia and Sa Dance Company: Image courtesy Sultan Khan

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