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Raja Feather Kelly (photo by Kate Enman)

Coming Home Showcased the Best of the Best ADF Alumni on June 23rd and 24th in Durham

A futurific statement that fuses styles, a performance piece that satirizes TEDx, a clothing switch that indicates something deeper, a beat boy with a sense of humor, and a finely timed clockwork piece that steals your breath. These are the creative works produced when the American Dance Festival invites a select group of ADF alumni… Read More ›

The ADF brought Pilobolus back to DPAC on June 30th and July 1st (photo by Robert Whitman)

Pilobolus’ Diverse ADF 2017 Program Featured Something for Everyone June 30th and July 1st

This summer marks the 84th season of the American Dance Festival. World-renowned American modern company Pilobolus has been visiting Durham since the festival moved here 40 years ago. Founded by non-dancers at Dartmouth College in 1971, Pilobolus adds about two pieces per year to their 120+ piece touring repertoire. They have performed on the Academy… Read More ›

On July 22nd and 23rd, Company Wang Ramirez wowed ADF patrons at DPAC (photo by Frank Szafinski)

Company Wang Ramirez Thrilled American Dance Festival Patrons on July 22nd at DPAC

The American Dance Festival, known for bringing the best dancers in the world to audiences in Durham, hasn’t disappointed this season; and the most recent reason for celebrating the beauty of telling stories through dance is the stunning Company Wang Ramirez. The company stunned audiences last year and were invited back to offer another performance… Read More ›

American Dance Festival Announces 2016 Season, June 16-July 30

DANCE COMPANIES FROM FRANCE, ISRAEL, RUSSIA, AND US PERFORMANCES IN THIRTEEN VENUES 5 ADF Debuts | 9 ADF Commissioned World Premieres | 2 US Premieres Durham, NC – Jodee Nimerichter, Director of the American Dance Festival (ADF), today announced the schedule for the 2016 festival, ADF‘s 83rd season, running June 16-July 30. The summer includes… Read More ›

The July 18th American Dance Festival presentation of "Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host" starred Monica Bill Barnes (left), Ira Glass, and Anna Bass (photo by David Bazemore)

“Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host” Features Dueling Dancers, Radio Skits, and a Trio of Themes

Ira Glass is well known as the National Public Radio host of “This American Life,” which he developed and began broadcasting 20 years ago. Monica Bill Barnes & Company is a dance troupe consisting of two dancers, director/choreographer Monica Bill Barnes and associate artistic director Anna Bass, as well as their supporting crew. Both readily… Read More ›