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ADF Opens with Gala on Charles Reinhart Day

The American Dance Festival opened this week with a Gala performance honoring Charles L. Reinhart, the festival’s President since 1968.  The evening began with a short film account of the life and legacy of Reinhart.  William Bell, the mayor of Durham, continued the celebration by offering Reinhart a key to the city, and declared Thursday,… Read More ›

Jane Comfort and Company's "Faith Healing" returned to Raleigh on Oct. 22nd

On Oct. 22nd, Jane Comfort and Company’s “Faith Healing” Stopped in Raleigh on Its Way to New York

On Oct. 22nd, the NCSU Center Stage audience was the first to see “Faith Healing” since its original run in 1993. Aside from writer, director, and choreographer Jane Comfort, the only returning member of the original production is Mark Dendy, who played Amanda Wingfield in 1993. Dendy possesses a special something that Comfort spoke of in her pre-show discussion, something that is not only an underlying theme of Williams’ play, but of Comfort’s piece: longing. In a very tender scene shared between Amanda and her son Tom (Sean Donovan), Dendy as Amanda stares out at the moon, eyes glinting in the light, brimming with tears, and swoons over her past and the worry of what is to come.

Jane Comfort and Company's "Faith Healing" returns to Raleigh on Oct. 22nd

Mark Dendy Reprises His Role as Amanda in Jane Comfort and Company’s “Faith Healing”

N.C. State University Center Stage will present Jane Comfort and Company’s recent restaging of its warmly applauded 1993 dance/theater piece, “Faith Healing,” which uses Tennessee Williams’ stirring 1944 memory play “The Glass Menagerie” as its springboard, at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22nd, in Stewart Theatre on the second floor of the Talley Student Center.

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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 ›