The Durham community braved the heat and came out in full force on Saturday, June 30th for ADF’s first annual Durham Dances community celebration, held at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The event followed the matinee performance of Hubbard Street 2’s Harold and the Purple Crayon, and featured a free afternoon of music, dance, activities and fun for the child in all of us!
Hubbard Street 2 dancers were on hand for photos and autographs, and there were many more surprises to discover all around DPAC. Participants took part in arts and crafts by The Scrap Exchange, hands-on activities by The Museum of Life and Science & Paperhand Puppet Intervention, and grooved to the music of The Gravy Boys, to name a few. The African American Dance Ensemble led a drumming and dance circle that got all members of our community moving and shaking.
Check out the first-ever ADF Durham Dances community dance video, with music by ADF music faculty Andy Hasenpflug. See if you can spot any of your favorite Durham dancers—young and old, famous and infamous—on start getting your moves ready for next year!
Durham Dances is made possible through the generous contributions of American Tobacco, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline, The Noël Family Fund of Triangle Community Foundation, and the City of Durham. Additional thanks to The Kings Daughter’s Inn, Moshi Moshi, Posh, Joe Van Gogh, The Art of Cool Project, The Regulator, and Zola Craft Gallery for donating raffle prizes for Durham Dances.