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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 29th and July 30th, the American Dance Festival presented the Paul Taylor Dance Company, which performed Promethean Fire and other works at the Durham Performing Arts Center)

Paul Taylor’s Timeless Choreography Stole the Audience’s Breath on July 29th at DPAC

With over 144 iconic works in his repertoire, Paul Taylor is one of the most powerful choreographers of the world’s spirit, so it’s not surprising that the Friday night performance, July 29th, at the Durham Performing Arts Center filled the theater with an enthusiastic audience of dancers, choreographers, and Taylor aficionados. The American Dance Festival… 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 ›