The ADF Archives is a veritable treasure trove of rare documents, striking dance footage, and photographs that capture the distinct fleeting moments of times past. ADF has documented the festival throughout its eighty years, maintaining a rich source of material… read more
Choreographer, dancer, and educator Phyllis Lamhut is the recipient of the 2013 Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching. She began her lifelong dance career at the early age of fifteen, when she joined Alwin Nikolais at the… read more
Gaspard Louis is the director of ADF Project Dance, a year-round creative movement outreach program that offers free dance classes to youth in the community. Previously, he was a member of Pilobolus Dance Theater, where he collaborated on nine major… read more
ADF relocated to its current home in Durham, North Carolina in 1977. In today’s 80 Faces, Mayor Bill Bell describes the impact ADF has had on the local Durham community since its move thirty-seven years ago.… read more
One of the most popular videos on ADF’s YouTube channel is Meredith Monk’s Fondest ADF Memory, first posted in 2008. Her story has over eleven thousand views (and counting).
Meredith Monk ca. 1970Photo: ADF Archives
Needle-Brain Lloyd and the Systems… read more