Dance is the poetic baring of the soul through motion.
- Scott Nilsson
Poetry is an elevated language. Dance is elevated movement. Poetry is expressive language, and dance is expressive movement.
We can take our basic tools: arms, legs, feet, hands, and make art with them, just as a poet takes our functional language and makes us pay attention to words in a new way through rhyme, pattern, structure, repetition, and rhythm. Dance is the same basic concept: patterns, shapes, and movement, combined with music, light, and design. Emotion and storytelling come from the alchemic combination of these elements, which sounds so simple yet results in amazing creations.
Covid’s threat made us all feel aware of how precious a thing live performance is, both to the performer and the audience. So, not knowing what the future held for our stages, we planned to perform in the future with passion, with intensity, with gratitude.
Every piece you will see in our 35th Season is a result of hard work, optimism, collaboration, and all of it is done with your eyes in mind. The end result of months of rehearsal and planning is this moment: when the audience meets the art.
We hope you enjoy ADT’s Season of Poetry.
Thank you for being part of our story.