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DPAC welcomes the American Dance Festival this June and July! Heralded as "one of the nation's most important institutions" by The New York Times, the ADF continues to thrive as an international vessel for choreographers, dancers, teachers, critics, musicians, filmmakers and scholars. ADF 2011 will feature 8 World premieres, 6 ADF Commissions, 5 U.S. Premieres, 5 Reconstructions and 5 ADF Company Debuts. Join the ADF this summer as it celebrates the best in modern dance, past and present, right here in Durham!

2011 AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL – SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING TREASURE

The American Dance Festival (ADF) continues its third week of the Festival with two ADF favorites performing exciting world premieres and reconstructed classics.

2011 AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL “SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING TREASURED”

The American Dance Festival (ADF) will launch its 78th season on June 9th at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) with the 2011 ADF Gala, a one-night-only performance by five companies celebrating the career of ADF Director Charles L. Reinhart. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas will make its ADF Debut with her 1983 classic work Rosas danst Rosas Friday-Sunday, June 10-12 at Reynolds Industries Theater, and Israel’s newly coined “choreographers to watch,” Yossi Berg and Oded Graf, will bring a US Premiere to Reynolds Industries Theater Tuesday-Wednesday, June 14-15. The exhilarating Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will round out the first week with a reconstruction of his masterpiece D-Man in the Waters at the DPAC Thursday-Saturday, June 16-18, featuring live accompaniment by the Durham Symphony. Additionally, former ADF Dean, Donna Faye Burchfield, will be presented with the Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching on June 10th, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker will be presented with the prestigious $50,000 Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award on June 11th at Reynolds Industries Theater prior to her company’s performance, and on June 16th the season dedication will be given to acclaimed visual artist Alex Katz prior to the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company performance at DPAC.

The American Dance Festival 2011 Season Celebrates “Something New, Something Treasured”

The American Dance Festival (ADF), hailed as the nation’s premier modern dance festival, is pleased to announce its 78th season celebrating the past and present of modern dance with Something New, Something Treasured from June 9th-July 23rd.

Lilyan Vigo, Gabor Kapin and Company in Carolina Ballet's A Midsummer Night's Dream; Choreography by George Balanchine (c) The George Balanchine Trust; Photo by Russ Howe

CAROLINA BALLET ANNOUNCES ACTION PACKED 14TH SEASON

Carolina Ballet is pleased to announce the line-up of programs for the company’s 2011-2012 season, offering many new works for the Triangle audience. Once again there will be seven programs from September 2011 to May 2012 – plus the annual Nutcracker.

Dendy Dancetheater photo by Sara D. Davis/ADF2008

AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES

The American Dance Festival (ADF) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 16th Annual International Screendance Festival. Directed by Emmy nominated director, dance filmmaker, and curator, Douglas Rosenberg, the International Screendance Festival was created as a platform to showcase recent developments in the field, as well as historically relevant work.

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Burning Coal Theatre Announces Naima Adedapo to appear on American Idol

Burning Coal Theatre Company is proud to announce that one of its own, Naima Adedapo will be appearing on American Idol tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8 pm EST on FOX.

Even Exchange between Raleigh dancer and children in Sierra Leone

Michelle Pearson, founding member and currently one of four artistic directors of Even Exchange Dance Theater in Raleigh, will be in Freetown, Sierra Leone from January 15 to 29 as a Cultural Envoy, hosted by the US Embassy in Sierra Leone. She was invited by the US Department of State who has arranged an amazing… Read More ›

Mark Ballas will partner with Giselle Peacock in "Burn the Floor"

“Burn the Floor” Stars Mark Ballas and Giselle Peacock

The producers of “Burn the Floor,” Broadway’s Latin and Ballroom dance spectacular, have announced that Mark Ballas of TV’s “Dancing with the Stars” will join the tour for a limited engagement, beginning Nov. 30th in Raleigh, NC. Ballas will perform with dance partner Giselle Peacock.

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SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS and PAST/FORWARD | July 19-24

FINAL WEEK JULY 19-24: SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS and PAST/FORWARD CLOSE THE 2010 AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL

ROSIE HERRERA and PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY | July 12-18

The American Dance Festival (ADF) breezes into week five of its 77th season exploring What is Dance Theater? with two ADF-commissioned World Premieres by Rosie Herrera Monday-Wednesday, July 12-14 at Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University and the venerable Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Durham Performing Arts Center Thursday-Saturday, July 15-17.

DANCING FOR THE CAMERA: International Festival of Film and Video Dance | June 23-27

and the launch of The International Journal of Screendance The American Dance Festival (ADF) presents its 15th annual Dancing for the Camera:International Festival of Film and Video Dance from Wednesday, June 23 – Sunday, June 27 at White Lecture Hall and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.  In conjunction with the film festival,… Read More ›

WHAT IS DANCE THEATER? | June 28 – July 3

The American Dance Festival (ADF) continues its 77th season, exploring What is Dance Theater? with a retrospective program by Eiko & Koma and Festival favorite Pilobolus

Week Two — WHAT IS DANCE THEATER? | June 21-26

The American Dance Festival (ADF) continues its 77th season, exploring What is Dance Theater? with a summer of world-class performances, panel discussions, and other community events celebrating the influences the two forms have had on one another.

77th AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL – WHAT IS DANCE THEATER? | June 10-July 24

Durham’s own African American Dance Ensemble, New York’s Monica Bill Barnes & Company and Kate Weare Company, and Israel’s Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company open the 2010 Festival

Transactors' "City of Medicine"- June 11 at 8pm L-R (top): Nancy Pekar, Dan Sipp, Steven Warnock (middle): Anno Brod, Jill Greeson, Jeff Alguire, Rachel Klem (bottom): Greg Hohn, Jeffrey Moore

Common Ground Theatre | June

Colorful Waves Bellydance Presents: Bellydance Raqs!; Ghost & Spice Intern Showcase: A Different Moon by Ara Watson; Transactors Improv Presents: City of Medicine; FATE presents Don DeLillo’s Valparaiso

2010 AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL TICKETS

Tickets to the 2010 Festival go on sale Monday, May 10 at 10:00am. The Duke University Box Office will sell tickets to ADF@Duke performances and the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) Box Office will sell tickets to ADF@DPAC performances.  Tickets will be available in person, by phone, and online.  Festival events will take place at… Read More ›

RIVERDANCE | May 4-9

RIVERDANCE, the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around the globe, will play eight Farewell Performances at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.

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The American Dance Festival Brings a Party Back to the Block | May 23

Food, fun, music, previews, tickets, games, and prizes In celebration of the 2010 American Dance Festival (ADF), which runs June 10-July 24, ADF Modern Scene along with Pop’s, Parker and Otis, and Morgan Imports will throw the second annual pre-season ADF Block Party at Downtown Durham’s Peabody Place (Brightleaf District) Sunday, May 23 from 5-7pm. … Read More ›

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AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL EXPLORES WHAT IS DANCE THEATER? | JUNE 10 – JULY 24, 2010

ADF @ DPAC performances will take place at the Durham Performing Arts Center in downtown Durham.  ADF @ DUKE performances will take place at Reynolds Industries Theater on Duke University’s West Campus. This season is made possible through the generous contribution of the SHS Foundation. 8 WORLD PREMIERES A New Work by Mark Dendy, performed… Read More ›

YANG MEIQI, “MOTHER OF MODERN DANCE IN CHINA”

YANG MEIQI, “MOTHER OF MODERN DANCE IN CHINA”, TO RECEIVE THE AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL 2010 DISTINGUISHED TEACHING HONOR The American Dance Festival (ADF) will award the 2010 Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching to the “mother of modern dance in China”, Yang Meiqi.  A ceremony will occur on Sunday, July 18th at… Read More ›

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Soul Street Dance brings Breakin’ Backwards to The ArtsCenter | Apr 17

There’s a piece for everyone in this show” says Soul Street co-founder Javier Garcia, describing Breakin’ Backwards

NEA ARTS JOURNALISM INSTITUTE FOR DANCE JOURNALISTS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Hosted by the American Dance Festival (ADF) The National Endowment for the Arts and the American Dance Festival today announced that the festival is seeking applicants for the 2010 NEA Arts Journalism Institute for Dance Criticism for professional print, online, radio, and television journalists. With support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the program,… Read More ›

AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2010 SEASON IN DOWNTOWN DURHAM | MAR 19

The American Dance Festival (ADF) will announce its 77th season lineup and host a dance party on Friday, March 19th in downtown Durham at The Cotton Room at Golden Belt.  The 2010 ADF season, What is Dance Theater?, will officially be unveiled at 8:00pm by Charles L. Reinhart and Jodee Nimerichter, the ADF’s Director and… Read More ›

Raleigh Dance Theatre Observes Observes 25th Anniversary with Gala Performance and Celebration | Mar 20

As part of the weekend celebration RDT has planned an alumni gathering Friday evening, a gala party on Saturday following the performance, and an alumni ballet class on Sunday.

BALLET FOLKLORICO DE MEXICO | Feb 21

In 1952, Amalia Hernández, dancer and choreographer, founded the Ballet Folklórico de México, having embarked, at a very early age, on a never-ending quest to rescue the dancing traditions of Mexico. The vital search became a basic need to reflect not only in Mexico but the rest of the world, the beauty of the Universe… Read More ›

2010 AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL SCHOOL NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The American Dance Festival (ADF) is now accepting applications for the 2010 ADF School, to be held from June 10 – July 25. The ADF School occurs in tandem with the Festival’s performance season and takes place on the campus of Duke University in Durham, NC. Applications are currently available online at www.americandancefestival.org. Year after… Read More ›

The Clockwork Ball: A Steampunk Masquerade | Dec 31

Attention Pilots of Airships and their Crews, Mad Scientists, Explorers of the Unknown, Admirers of Verbosity, Respecters of the Strange, Those Lost in the Throes of Opium or Absinthe, Teetotalers, Scallywags, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dandies, Fops, and Urchins… Our next event will be on NEW YEAR’S EVE: Thursday December 31st, 2009. Hosted by the Davenport… Read More ›

FREE Creative Movement Dance Class with Gaspard Louis | Jan 20 – Feb 24

Gaspard Louis will teach a creative movement class for students 12-18 years old with at least one year of dance experience

Shen Yun Performing Arts Comes to Raleigh | Jan 16

New York-based company to bring classical Chinese dance and music to Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center Memorial Auditorium during 2010 World Tour

Fundraiser: Alice and Fancy Nancy Bonjour Butterfly Tea Party | Nov 8

Raleigh Dance Theatre is hosting a party! “Alice & Fancy Nancy” will be in attendance and cordially invite you to a Tea Party at GAKS COFFEE HOUSE & TEA ROOM Sunday, November 8th, 2009 Choice of two seatings: 2:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. A full tea including sandwiches and desserts will be served as you… Read More ›