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By Byron Woods
...in the midst of her schedule, crowded as it is with film, theater and dance commitments, [Martha] Clarke will be in Durham to unveil a new, full-length dance-theater piece inspired by, of all things, a religious sect that flourished in the 19th century called The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing—better known as the Shakers. In Angel Reapers, which will receive three performances beginning Monday, July 5, Clarke continues a collaboration with playwright/ screenwriter Alfred Uhry that has spanned most of the decade.
ADF audiences look in on a faith that leaves its followers shaken—literally—when Angel Reapers premieres this Monday through Wednesday.
Reynolds Theater, Duke University
American Dance Festival