"The postmodern dance scene
has found a new home in
suburban Washington, DC."
-Dance Magazine, 2014
"ADI has become the region's
leading edge of edge."
-The Washington Post

Ballet ADIBallet ADI

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.

“A tissue of small tightly woven mysteries and surprises. ”
-The New York Times
April 1-2, 2016 at 8p

Pam Tanowitz & Ballet ADI

the story progresses as if on a dream of glittering surfaces

In a shared evening of new work, award-winning choreographer Pam Tanowitz and ADI's Runqiao Du share an evening of contemporary work that showcases each artist's aesthetic.

the story progresses as if in a dream of glittering surfaces is a love letter to romantic ballets. The new dance exploresperforming rituals, mining codified techniques in an unusually layered contemporary collage. Imbued with rich, mysterious undertones, the work plays with narrative and abstraction, formality and immediacy, creating a progression of images that dissolve and reappear throughout the work’s path. The dance is set to a new electronic score by longtime collaborator Dan Siegler and a score by Julia Wolfe
Photo credit: RJ Muna