Under the direction of former Washington Ballet and Suzanne Farrell Ballet dancer Runqiao Du, ADI’s resident dance company features classical and contemporary ballet works performed by professional dancers working in the Washington DC Metro area. Performances have featured new works choreographed by Du as well as excerpts from classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Giselle and Le Corsaire.
Carmina BuranaBallet ADI Director, Runqiao Du, creates a new ballet set to sections of Carl Orff’s iconic masterpiece, Carmina Burana. Inspired by the majestic music, text, and context in which Orff composed the music, Du interprets the complex score and themes using neoclassical ballet language. Ballet ADI is the resident company of American Dance Institute under the Artistic Direction of Runqiao Du.
-The New York Times
with Loni Landon
-George Jackson, Dance View Times
ADI’s resident dance company returns with new works by Ballet ADI Artistic Director Runqiao Du and guest choreographer Loni Landon. Du, a former principal dancer with The Washington Ballet and The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, will create a new work for Ballet ADI’s dancers that will surely become another audience favorite. Landon, a Juilliard graduate and 2013 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship recipient whose work has been called edgy, detailed, and sophisticated, will share the program with a new work that explores societal roles and the compromises we make in our lives and our relationships by wanting or having various identities. Photo credit: Christopher Duggan