Upcoming performances

Monica Bill Barnes & Company: Museum Workout

June 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
buy tickets Saturday, June 3–Monday, June 5 9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3pm each day Co-presented by ADF and the North Carolina Museum of Art, Museum Workout is an experiential piece that blends a choreographed physical workout with a guided museum tour. Led by Monica Bill Barnes, her long-time dancing partner Anna Bass, and the […]

Monica Bill Barnes & Company: Happy Hour

June 6, 2017 to June 9, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701
buy tickets Tuesday, June 6–Friday, June 9 @ 6:30pm each night BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass play two utterly ubiquitous male characters. But as female performers, they can never become these characters. In their persistent failure to become these icons, we can see something more special—two individuals desperate to wrest […]

Hillel Kogan at The Cary Theater

June 13, 2017 to June 14, 2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Cary Theater, 122 E. Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27511
tickets on sale may 2 Tuesday, June 13 @ 7:30pm Wednesday, June 14 @ 7:30pm We Love Arabs is the comical story of a Jewish choreographer and an Arab dancer who want to create a show that carries a message of coexistence and peace, a successful endeavor that demolishes the wall of prejudice, and an […]

Opening Night Performance

June 15, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC, 27701
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 ADF Debuts and World Premiere! The African American Dance Ensemble returns to ADF with their exuberant brand of dance and music. JOYEMOVEMENT’s solo, Fit The Description, is a love letter to all who have been accused of being a suspect because of the color of their skin, their hairstyle, their […]

Hillel Kogan at Reynolds

June 16, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Friday, June 16 @ 8:00pm Saturday, June 17 @ 7:00pm We Love Arabs is the comical story of a Jewish choreographer and an Arab dancer who want to create a show that carries a message of coexistence and peace, a successful endeavor that demolishes the wall of prejudice, and an […]

Hillel Kogan at Reynolds

June 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Friday, June 16 @ 8:00pm Saturday, June 17 @ 7:00pm We Love Arabs is the comical story of a Jewish choreographer and an Arab dancer who want to create a show that carries a message of coexistence and peace, a successful endeavor that demolishes the wall of prejudice, and an […]

Tommy Noonan

June 18, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sheafer Theater, Duke University West Campus, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Sunday, June 18 @ 5:00pm Monday, June 19 @ 8:00pm John is a new solo by North Carolina native Tommy Noonan, based in part on The Illustrated Biography of John Travolta, as well as on figures such as TV audience warmup-artist Jay Flats, motivational speaker Tony Robbins, and other various […]

Tommy Noonan

June 19, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sheafer Theater, Duke University West Campus, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Sunday, June 18 @ 5:00pm Monday, June 19 @ 8:00pm John is a new solo by North Carolina native Tommy Noonan, based in part on The Illustrated Biography of John Travolta, as well as on figures such as TV audience warmup-artist Jay Flats, motivational speaker Tony Robbins, and other various […]

Claire Porter & Sara Juli

June 20, 2017 to June 21, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Tuesday, June 20 @ 8:00pm Wednesday, June 21 @ 8:00pm The duo, first paired by ADF in 2015, Claire Porter & Sara Juli present their latest ADF-commissioned collaboration, The Lectern. Living according to rules is the demand on all of us. We are surrounded by the rules of our laws, […]

Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co

June 23, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Friday, June 23 @ 8:00pm Saturday, June 24 @ 7:00pm Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co. revive Young’s 30 year-old Interleaving, a piece combining four separate dances. This unusual choreographic concept uses these four dances that have traditional beginnings, middles, and ends, but instead of a linear presentation of those sections, […]

Cherdonna

June 24, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Living Arts Collective, 410 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Saturday, June 24 @ 1:00pm & 7:00pm Sunday, June 25 @ 1:00pm & 7:00pm Monday, June 26 @ 7:00pm Tuesday, June 27 @ 7:00pm ADF, in association with Living Arts Collective, presents Clock that Mug or Dusted, part two of a three-part suite–one great, bright, brittle all togetherness–a glorious, hilarious, […]

Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co

June 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Friday, June 23 @ 8:00pm Saturday, June 24 @ 7:00pm Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co. revive Young’s 30 year-old Interleaving, a piece combining four separate dances. This unusual choreographic concept uses these four dances that have traditional beginnings, middles, and ends, but instead of a linear presentation of those sections, […]

Cherdonna

June 25, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Living Arts Collective, 410 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Saturday, June 24 @ 1:00pm & 7:00pm Sunday, June 25 @ 1:00pm & 7:00pm Monday, June 26 @ 7:00pm Tuesday, June 27 @ 7:00pm ADF, in association with Living Arts Collective, presents Clock that Mug or Dusted, part two of a three-part suite–one great, bright, brittle all togetherness–a glorious, hilarious, […]

Cherdonna

June 26, 2017 to June 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Living Arts Collective, 410 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Saturday, June 24 @ 1:00pm & 7:00pm Sunday, June 25 @ 1:00pm & 7:00pm Monday, June 26 @ 7:00pm Tuesday, June 27 @ 7:00pm ADF, in association with Living Arts Collective, presents Clock that Mug or Dusted, part two of a three-part suite–one great, bright, brittle all togetherness–a glorious, hilarious, […]

Beth Gill

June 28, 2017 to June 29, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Wednesday, June 28 @ 8:00pm Thursday, June 29 @ 8:00pm Known for her exacting rigor and mesmerizing precision, “Bessie” award–winner Beth Gill makes choreography that is spare yet playful, stark yet beautiful. In Brand New Sidewalk, Gill teams up with composer Jon Moniaci and lighting designer Thomas Dunn to create […]

Pilobolus

June 30, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC, 27701
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Friday, June 30 @ 8:00pm Saturday, July 1 @ 7:00pm Festival favorite Pilobolus returns! On the Nature of Things explores the birth of desire and its intertwined connection to shame and revenge. Rushes was the first of Pilobolus’s International Collaborators Projects and is the result of Inbal Pinto and Avshalom […]

Pilobolus Children’s Matinee

July 1, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC, 27701
tickets on sale may 2 The Children’s Saturday Matinee series presents performances by three of the acclaimed professional dance companies from ADF’s 2017 season. These one-hour shows begin at 1:00pm at the Durham Performing Arts Center and are specially curated to ignite and inspire the imaginations of children. Additionally, each one is followed by a free Kids’ […]

Pilobolus

July 1, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC, 27701
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Friday, June 30 @ 8:00pm Saturday, July 1 @ 7:00pm Festival favorite Pilobolus returns! On the Nature of Things explores the birth of desire and its intertwined connection to shame and revenge. Rushes was the first of Pilobolus’s International Collaborators Projects and is the result of Inbal Pinto and Avshalom […]

Musicians Concert

July 2, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Baldwin Auditorium, 1336 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Each summer the virtuosic musicians of the ADF school take center stage for an evening featuring an immense range of musical styles that will get you moving. Come experience the extraordinary talent that inspires the ADF faculty and students throughout the summer.

Sean Dorsey Dance

July 5, 2017 to July 6, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
tickets on sale may 2 Wednesday, July 5 @ 8:00pm Thursday, July 6 @ 8:00pm The Missing Generation is a dance-theater work that gives voice to longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. This powerful show is a love letter to a forgotten generation of survivors–those who witnessed and experienced the loss of part of […]

Paul Taylor Dance Company

July 7, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC, 27701
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Friday, July 7 @ 8:00pm Saturday, July 8 @ 7:00pm Different program each night! One of the world’s most highly respected and sought-after ensembles, the Paul Taylor Dance Company will present two different programs of classic and new works. On Friday evening, the company will perform Cascade, Syzygy, and Larry […]

Paul Taylor Dance Company Children’s Matinee

July 8, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC, 27701
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 The Children’s Saturday Matinee series presents performances by three of the acclaimed professional dance companies from ADF’s 2017 season. These one-hour shows begin at 1:00pm at the Durham Performing Arts Center and are specially curated to ignite and inspire the imaginations of children. Additionally, each one is followed by a free Kids’ […]

Paul Taylor Dance Company

July 8, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC, 27701
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Friday, July 7 @ 8:00pm Saturday, July 8 @ 7:00pm Different program each night! One of the world’s most highly respected and sought-after ensembles, the Paul Taylor Dance Company will present two different programs of classic and new works. On Friday evening, the company will perform Cascade, Syzygy, and Larry […]

Heidi Latsky Dance

July 9, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Duke Homestead, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd, Durham, NC 27705
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ADF, in association with Duke Homestead, presents Heidi Latsky Dance’s ON DISPLAY, a deconstructed art exhibit/fashion installation and commentary on the body as spectacle and society’s obsession with body image. ON DISPLAY is a structured improvisation movement piece designed to be performed by diverse people. The installation allows performers […]

YOSSI BERG & ODED GRAF DANCE THEATRE

July 10, 2017 to July 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Monday, July 10 @ 7:00pm Tuesday, July 11 @ 7:00pm Wednesday, July 12 @ 7:00pm Co-presented by ADF and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Come Jump With Me is a daring, provocative, and witty work that examines the relevancy and significance of creating art in the urgent […]

dendy/donovan projects

July 12, 2017 to July 13, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
tickets on sale may 2 Wednesday, July 12 @ 8:00pm Thursday, July 13 @ 8:00pm The ADF-commissioned Elvis Everywhere is dendy/donovan projects’ latest work. “America is Elvis Presley–the most beautiful, talented, rebellious nation in the history of Earth. And now, you’re in your Vegas years. You’ve squeezed yourself into a white jumpsuit, you’re wheezing your […]

Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre

July 14, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC, 27701
tickets on sale may 2 Friday, July 14 @ 8:00pm Saturday, July 15 @ 7:00pm Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young, Betroffenheit evokes the state of shock and bewilderment that is all encompassing in the wake of a disaster. Touching on themes of loss, trauma, addiction, and recovery, Betroffenheit is a boundary-stretching hybrid of […]

Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre

July 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC, 27701
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Friday, July 14 @ 8:00pm Saturday, July 15 @ 7:00pm Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young, Betroffenheit evokes the state of shock and bewilderment that is all encompassing in the wake of a disaster. Touching on themes of loss, trauma, addiction, and recovery, Betroffenheit is a boundary-stretching hybrid of […]

Faculty Concert

July 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theather, Duke University West Campus, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Sunday, July 16 @ 2:00pm & 7:00pm Each year, ADF’s internationally renowned faculty share their explosive talent, skill, and creativity with over 400 students. The faculty will present a concert of their own choreography, performed by ADF students and faculty themselves.

Roy Assaf and Ate9 Dance Company

July 18, 2017 to July 19, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Tuesday, July 18 @ 8:00pm Wednesday, July 19 @ 8:00pm Roy Assaf’s all male trio, The Hill, which won first prize in the 27th International Competition For Choreographers in Hanover, Germany, is based on the Hebrew song Givat Hatahmoshet–about Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill, the site of bitter battles in the Six […]

Mark Morris Dance Group

July 21, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC, 27701
tickets on sale may 2 Friday, July 21 @ 8:00pm Saturday, July 22 @ 7:00pm Mark Morris Dance Group brings their 1981 masterwork Gloria to the DPAC stage. With music by Antonio Vivaldi, performed live by the Durham Symphony, the North Carolina Master Chorale, and members of the Mark Morris Dance Group Music Ensemble. The […]

Mark Morris Dance Group Children’s Matinee

July 22, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC, 27701
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 The Children’s Saturday Matinee series presents performances by three of the acclaimed professional dance companies from ADF’s 2017 season. These one-hour shows begin at 1:00pm at the Durham Performing Arts Center and are specially curated to ignite and inspire the imaginations of children. Additionally, each one is followed by a free Kids’ […]

Mark Morris Dance Group

July 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC, 27701
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Friday, July 21 @ 8:00pm Saturday, July 22 @ 7:00pm Mark Morris Dance Group brings their 1981 masterwork Gloria to the DPAC stage. With music by Antonio Vivaldi, performed live by the Durham Symphony, the North Carolina Master Chorale, and members of the Mark Morris Dance Group Music Ensemble. The […]

Jennifer Nugent/Paul Matteson & Kimberly Bartosik/daela

July 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Ark, Duke University East Campus, 14 Epworth Ln, Durham, NC 27708
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Saturday, July 22 @ 7:00pm & 9:00pm Sunday, July 23 @ 7:00pm & 9:00pm Kimberly Bartosik/daela presents Ecsteriority4 (Part 2), a 32-minute dance constructed within a landscape of power and desire, where irrational impulses create a feeling of urgency and the inevitability of violation. Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson have collaborated […]

Jennifer Nugent/Paul Matteson & Kimberly Bartosik/daela

July 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Ark, Duke University East Campus, 14 Epworth Ln, Durham, NC 27708
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Saturday, July 22 @ 7:00pm & 9:00pm Sunday, July 23 @ 7:00pm & 9:00pm Kimberly Bartosik/daela presents Ecsteriority4 (Part 2), a 32-minute dance constructed within a landscape of power and desire, where irrational impulses create a feeling of urgency and the inevitability of violation. Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson have collaborated […]

Footprints

July 25, 2017 to July 26, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University West Campus, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
tickets on sale may 2 Tuesday, July 25 @ 8:00pm Wednesday, July 26 @ 8:00pm Footprints delivers an outstanding presentation of three ADF-commissioned world premieres and two reconstructions by groundbreaking artists, performed with impeccable technique and infectious energy by ADF students. Two of Scripps/ADF award winner Lucinda Childs’ minimalist works, 2013’s Kilar and 1993’s Concerto, […]

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

July 27, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC, 27701
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Thursday, July 27 @ 8:00pm Friday, July 28 @ 8:00pm Saturday, July 29 @ 7:00pm World Premiere of the Full Trilogy! Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, and his company, developed three evening-length works titled Analogy: A Trilogy. The complete trilogy, performed for the first time at […]

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

July 28, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC, 27701
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Thursday, July 27 @ 8:00pm Friday, July 28 @ 8:00pm Saturday, July 29 @ 7:00pm World Premiere of the Full Trilogy! Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, and his company, developed three evening-length works titled Analogy: A Trilogy. The complete trilogy, performed for the first time at […]

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

July 29, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC, 27701
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 2 Thursday, July 27 @ 8:00pm Friday, July 28 @ 8:00pm Saturday, July 29 @ 7:00pm World Premiere of the Full Trilogy! Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong, and his company, developed three evening-length works titled Analogy: A Trilogy. The complete trilogy, performed for the first time at […]