'Excavation Site' Opens Ark Stage to Duke Dancers & Community Members

Cordelia Hogan, center, first-year dance major, along with graduate students and community members express themselves during Excavation Sites: DIDA + Duke Dance

Cordelia Hogan, center, first-year dance major, along with graduate students and community members express themselves during Excavation Sites: DIDA + Duke Dance - a sustainable movement and performance practice developed by renowned choreographer Michael Kliën, associate professor of the practice of dance, to reveal and expand embodied knowledge. Durham Independent Dance Artists (DIDA) partnered with Duke to present this first installment on Friday evening at The Ark. 

Organizers described the project as "an alternate space for making. A dedicated situation for dancing. A shared space for practice. A field for discovery and cross-pollination. There is no audience. Everyone is in it. A democratic field of diggers with mutual vulnerability. All participants constitute the Excavations Site, whether actively moving, sleeping, reading, writing."

Photo by Jared Lazarus/Duke Photography