Choreographer/theater artist Mark Dendy in the past has transformed himself into Jerry Lee Lewis, an evangelical Baptist preacher, a transvestite televangelist and a Southern fundamentalist mother with a lesbian daughter. Now, he’s taking on Elvis.
His dance-theater piece, “Elvis Everywhere,” premieres Wednesday during the American Dance Festival, which commissioned the piece. Performances are at Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University.
“I’ve been working on it for a couple of years,” Dendy said in a recent phone interview.
Dendy made “Elvis Everywhere” in collaboration with New York actor Stephen Donovan, who created the video projections and is responsible for the sound, costumes, scenery and other props.
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When: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, July 12-13
Where: Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University, Durham
Tickets: $32.25; purchase here
More: An after-party will be held 9:30 p.m.-midnight on Thursday with Dendy and his dancers at The Tavern on W. Markham Avenue in Durham. There will be an Elvis costume contest, prizes and karaoke.