Upcoming featured events

Children’s Matinee! Pilobolus

June 23, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Durham Performing Arts Center
June 23, 1:00pm The Children’s Saturday Matinee series presents performances by three of the acclaimed professional dance companies that perform during the season. These one-hour performances are specially curated to ignite and inspire the imaginations of children, and each one is followed by a FREE Kids’ Party in the theater lobbies, complete with live music, […]

Coming Home: ADF Alumni Return

June 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
  Saturday, June 23, 7:00pm Sunday, June 24, 2:00pm $12-$32.25 Buy Tickets ADF Debuts! ADF will highlight the significant talent that has come out of its school programs with a first-ever ADF Alumni Concert. Five choreographers, from a field of over 130 entries, were selected by an all ADF alumni panel (Elaine Bayless, Krystal Butler, […]

Places Please! Starring Nicole Wolcott & Larry Keigwin

June 23, 2018
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
von der Heyden Studio Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
Friday, June 22, 7:00pm & 10:00pm Saturday, June 23, 10:00pm Sunday, June 24, 5:00pm & 7:00pm $12-$27 Buy Tickets Co-presented by ADF and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Nicole Wolcott, a Brooklyn based artist called ,“One of today’s finest dance comedians and a knockout dancer,” by The New York Times, and ADF […]

Coming Home: ADF Alumni Return

June 24, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
  Saturday, June 23, 7:00pm Sunday, June 24, 2:00pm $12-$32.25 Buy Tickets ADF Debuts! ADF will highlight the significant talent that has come out of its school programs with a first-ever ADF Alumni Concert. Five choreographers, from a field of over 130 entries, were selected by an all ADF alumni panel (Elaine Bayless, Krystal Butler, […]

Places Please! Starring Nicole Wolcott & Larry Keigwin

June 24, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
von der Heyden Studio Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
Friday, June 22, 7:00pm & 10:00pm Saturday, June 23, 10:00pm Sunday, June 24, 5:00pm & 7:00pm $12-$27 Buy Tickets Co-presented by ADF and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Nicole Wolcott, a Brooklyn based artist called ,“One of today’s finest dance comedians and a knockout dancer,” by The New York Times, and ADF […]

Places Please! Starring Nicole Wolcott & Larry Keigwin

June 24, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
von der Heyden Studio Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
  Friday, June 22, 7:00pm & 10:00pm Saturday, June 23, 10:00pm Sunday, June 24, 5:00pm & 7:00pm $12-$27 Buy Tickets Co-presented by ADF and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Nicole Wolcott, a Brooklyn based artist called ,“One of today’s finest dance comedians and a knockout dancer,” by The New York Times, and […]

ADF Two Week Dance Camp! (ages 9-12)

June 25, 2018 to July 6, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705
Price: $500/student* *Additional $50/household for early drop-off (8-8:30am) and late pick-up (3:30-4pm) for the duration of camp, or $50/week There will be NO camp on July 4. **Price includes 2 tickets to Ronald K. Brown June 30 show! (choice of evening or matinee)** Dancers ages 9-12 are invited to join ADF for a two week […]

Community Cypher-Building with Kwikstep and Rokafella

June 26, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center 124
Join Street dance/Hip hop theater artists Kwikstep and Rokafella at an in depth workshop that presents the classic Hip hop dance styles as an expression of both freedom and legacy. All levels of experience are invited to participate and contribute in the exchange of moves and ideas surrounding the commercial and cultural aspects of this […]

Paul Taylor Dance Company

June 26, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Durham Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, June 26, 8:00pm Wednesday, June 27, 8:00pm $12-$61.25 Buy Tickets The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established in 1954, is one of the world’s most highly respected and sought-after ensembles. Artistic Director Paul Taylor is considered by many to be America’s greatest living choreographer—a founder and towering icon of modern dance. This season’s program consists […]

Paul Taylor Dance Company

June 27, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Durham Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, June 26, 8:00pm Wednesday, June 27, 8:00pm $12-$61.25 Buy Tickets The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established in 1954, is one of the world’s most highly respected and sought-after ensembles. Artistic Director Paul Taylor is considered by many to be America’s greatest living choreographer—a founder and towering icon of modern dance. This season’s program consists […]

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

June 28, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
  Thursday, June 28, 8:00pm Friday, June 29, 8:00pm Saturday, June 30, 7:00pm Children’s Matinee-Saturday, June 30, 1:00pm $12-$43 Buy Tickets 2018 Scripps/ADF Award Winner! Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, NY, EVIDENCE focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. Through its […]

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

June 29, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
Thursday, June 28, 8:00pm Friday, June 29, 8:00pm Saturday, June 30, 7:00pm Children’s Matinee-Saturday, June 30, 1:00pm $12-$43 Buy Tickets 2018 Scripps/ADF Award Winner! Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, NY, EVIDENCE focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. Through its work, […]

Children’s Matinee! Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

June 30, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
June 30, 1:00pm @Reynolds Industries Theater The Children’s Saturday Matinee series presents performances by three of the acclaimed professional dance companies that perform during the season. These one-hour performances are specially curated to ignite and inspire the imaginations of children, and each one is followed by a FREE Kids’ Party in the theater lobbies, complete […]

Anne Plamondon

June 30, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
von der Heyden Studio Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
ADF Debut! Choreographer and performer Anne Plamondon danced in the companies of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Nederlands Dans Theater II, and Gulbenkian Ballet in Portugal. Between 2002 and 2016, along with choreographer Victor Quijada, she contributed to the development of RUBBERBANDance Group, first as a performer, then as artistic co-director of the company. […]

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

June 30, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
Thursday, June 28, 8:00pm Friday, June 29, 8:00pm Saturday, June 30, 7:00pm Children’s Matinee-Saturday, June 30, 1:00pm $12-$43 Buy Tickets 2018 Scripps/ADF Award Winner! Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, NY, EVIDENCE focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. Through its work, […]

Anne Plamondon

July 1, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
von der Heyden Studio Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
ADF Debut! Choreographer and performer Anne Plamondon danced in the companies of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Nederlands Dans Theater II, and Gulbenkian Ballet in Portugal. Between 2002 and 2016, along with choreographer Victor Quijada, she contributed to the development of RUBBERBANDance Group, first as a performer, then as artistic co-director of the company. […]

Musicians Concert

July 1, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Baldwin Auditorium
Join the stellar staff of musicians from the ADF School as they share their considerable talent with the entire community at the ADF Musicians Concert on Sunday, July 1 at 7:00pm in Baldwin Auditorium at Duke University.

L-E-V Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar

July 3, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 am
Durham Performing Arts Center
ADF Debut! One Night Only! Since 2006, collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar have been a significant voice in the artistic community, creating a continuous stream of critically acclaimed original works for dance companies around the world. L-E-V is the culmination of years of momentum, choreographed by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, accompanied by the […]

Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre

July 6, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
ADF Commissioned World Premiere! Known for its diverse ensemble that consists of some of Miami’s most brilliant performers and creators ranging in genres from theater, performance art, opera, drag, and contemporary ballet, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre has become a beloved fixture in the contemporary arts scene in Miami. The company will present Make Believe, originally […]

Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre

July 7, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
ADF Commissioned World Premiere! Known for its diverse ensemble that consists of some of Miami’s most brilliant performers and creators ranging in genres from theater, performance art, opera, drag, and contemporary ballet, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre has become a beloved fixture in the contemporary arts scene in Miami. The company will present Make Believe, originally […]

Murielle Elizéon

July 8, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Durham Fruit
ADF Debut! French-born and now NC-based dancer, performer, and choreographer Murielle Elizéon presents Brown, a collision with the lingering allure of gender and racial stereotype. In this solo, Elizéon uses personal history to explore heritage, violence against women, loss, vulnerability, and resilience. Brown premiered in December 2017 during the UN’s 16 Days of Activism against […]

ADF Dance Camp! (ages 13-17)

July 9, 2018 to July 13, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705
July 9-13, 2018 Price:  $300/student* Camp runs 9a-3p daily *Additional $50/household for early drop-off (8-8:30am) and late pick-up (3:30-4pm) for the duration of camp   **Price includes 2 tickets to Wondrous Women performance (choice of Friday, July 13, 8pm or Saturday, July 14, 7pm show**   Dancers ages 13-17 are invited to join ADF for a […]

Murielle Elizéon

July 9, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Durham Fruit
ADF Debut! French-born and now NC-based dancer, performer, and choreographer Murielle Elizéon presents Brown, a collision with the lingering allure of gender and racial stereotype. In this solo, Elizéon uses personal history to explore heritage, violence against women, loss, vulnerability, and resilience. Brown premiered in December 2017 during the UN’s 16 Days of Activism against […]

Tere O’Connor Dance

July 10, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
ADF Commission! Tere O’Connor has created over 40 works for his company and toured these throughout the US, Europe, South America, and Canada. Tere O’Connor Dance develops and performs new works by O’Connor with his dancers and collaborators. The company challenges the boundaries of dance by constructing a complex dance language, presenting the works to broad […]

Tere O’Connor Dance

July 11, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
ADF Commission! Tere O’Connor has created over 40 works for his company and toured these throughout the US, Europe, South America, and Canada. Tere O’Connor Dance develops and performs new works by O’Connor with his dancers and collaborators. The company challenges the boundaries of dance by constructing a complex dance language, presenting the works to broad […]

Wondrous Women: Solos created by the artists for themselves

July 13, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Carolina Theater
ADF Commissioned World Premieres! | ADF Debuts! Five talented female choreographers present an evening of glorious solo dance. Camille A. Brown returns to ADF with a section from her latest work ink. ink celebrates the rituals, gestural vocabulary, and traditions that remain ingrained within the lineage of the African Diaspora and reclaims African-Americans’ narratives by showcasing […]

Faculty Concert

July 14, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
Each year, the remarkable and talented ADF faculty present a concert of their own choreography, performed by ADF students and faculty. The ADF Faculty Concert will take place on Saturday, July 14 at 2:00pm and 5:00pm in Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University. Same program for both performances.

Dana Ruttenberg Dance Group

July 14, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Carolina Museum of Art
Co-presented by ADF and the North Carolina Museum of Art ADF Debut! Israeli born dancer and choreographer Dana Ruttenberg presents Naba 2.0. Ruttenberg seeks to create works that engage all the senses, not excluding the sense of humor, and to expand the existing audiences for dance. To that aim, she collaborates with artists from different […]

Wondrous Women: Solos created by the artists for themselves

July 14, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Carolina Theater
ADF Commissioned World Premieres! | ADF Debuts! Five talented female choreographers present an evening of glorious solo dance. Camille A. Brown returns to ADF with a section from her latest work ink. ink celebrates the rituals, gestural vocabulary, and traditions that remain ingrained within the lineage of the African Diaspora and reclaims African-Americans’ narratives by showcasing […]

Dana Ruttenberg Dance Group

July 15, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Carolina Museum of Art
Co-presented by ADF and the North Carolina Museum of Art ADF Debut! Israeli born dancer and choreographer Dana Ruttenberg presents Naba 2.0. Ruttenberg seeks to create works that engage all the senses, not excluding the sense of humor, and to expand the existing audiences for dance. To that aim, she collaborates with artists from different […]

ADF Two Week Dance Camp! (ages 6-8)

July 16, 2018 to July 27, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705
July 16-27, 2018 Price: $500/student* Camp runs from 9a-3p daily *Additional $100/household for early drop-off (8-8:30am) and late pick-up (3:30-4pm) for the duration of camp, or $50/week **Price includes 2 tickets to any Children’s Matinee performance (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Pilobolus, or Ronald K. Brown)…your choice!** Children ages 6-8 are invited to join ADF for […]

Dana Ruttenberg Dance Group

July 16, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North Carolina Museum of Art
Co-presented by ADF and the North Carolina Museum of Art ADF Debut! Israeli born dancer and choreographer Dana Ruttenberg presents Naba 2.0. Ruttenberg seeks to create works that engage all the senses, not excluding the sense of humor, and to expand the existing audiences for dance. To that aim, she collaborates with artists from different […]

Dana Ruttenberg Dance Group

July 16, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Carolina Museum of Art
Co-presented by ADF and the North Carolina Museum of Art ADF Debut! Israeli born dancer and choreographer Dana Ruttenberg presents Naba 2.0. Ruttenberg seeks to create works that engage all the senses, not excluding the sense of humor, and to expand the existing audiences for dance. To that aim, she collaborates with artists from different […]

Dana Ruttenberg Dance Group

July 17, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Carolina Museum of Art
Co-presented by ADF and the North Carolina Museum of Art ADF Debut! Israeli born dancer and choreographer Dana Ruttenberg presents Naba 2.0. Ruttenberg seeks to create works that engage all the senses, not excluding the sense of humor, and to expand the existing audiences for dance. To that aim, she collaborates with artists from different […]

Kyle Abraham’s “A.I.M”

July 17, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
von der Heyden Studio Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
Presented in Association with The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University A.I.M, under the Artistic Direction of Kyle Abraham, creates evocative, interdisciplinary works. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, Abraham’s goal is to delve into identity in relation to […]

Kyle Abraham’s “A.I.M”

July 18, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
von der Heyden Studio Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
Presented in Association with The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University A.I.M, under the Artistic Direction of Kyle Abraham, creates evocative, interdisciplinary works. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, Abraham’s goal is to delve into identity in relation to […]

Kyle Abraham’s “A.I.M”

July 19, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
von der Heyden Studio Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
Presented in Association with The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University A.I.M, under the Artistic Direction of Kyle Abraham, creates evocative, interdisciplinary works. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, Abraham’s goal is to delve into identity in relation to […]

Footprints

July 20, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
ADF Commissioned World Premieres! | ADF Debuts! Footprints delivers an outstanding presentation of three ADF-commissioned world premieres, performed with impeccable technique and infectious energy by ADF students. Dafi Altabeb, recipient of the 2012, 2013, and 2016 Excellence Award for young choreographers from the Israeli Ministry of Culture and the 2014 Rozenblum Award for Excellence from […]

Footprints

July 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
ADF Commissioned World Premieres! | ADF Debuts! Footprints delivers an outstanding presentation of three ADF-commissioned world premieres, performed with impeccable technique and infectious energy by ADF students. Dafi Altabeb, recipient of the 2012, 2013, and 2016 Excellence Award for young choreographers from the Israeli Ministry of Culture and the 2014 Rozenblum Award for Excellence from […]