Posts Categorized: 80 Faces

Martha Graham (1894-1991)

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Martha Graham is synonymous with modern dance. Her work as a choreographer, dancer, and company director throughout the twentieth century made a lasting impact on what is considered one of America’s indigenous art forms. Indeed, she is commonly referred to… read more

Yang Meiqi

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

The 1986 meeting of Yang Meiqi, Principal of the Guangdong Dance Academy, and ADF Director Charles L. Reinhart led to an important partnership in the development of the burgeoning modern dance movement in China. The following year, ADF’s first international… read more

Tatiana Baganova

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Russian choreographer Tatiana Baganova and her company Provincial Dances Theater first appeared at ADF in 1994. Since then, she has premiered five works commissioned by the festival, both with her company as well as with ADF students as part of… read more

Betty Jones

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

In today’s 80 Faces, modern dancer and beloved ADF faculty member Betty Jones reminisces about her earliest memories of ADF, dancing with José Limón, Doris Humphrey, and Martha Graham. Revered for her work with the José Limón Company, Ms. Jones… read more

Larry Keigwin

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Larry Keigwin first attended ADF in 1992 as a scholarship student. “I had major awakenings that summer,” he reminisces. “I just felt it was such a place to explore expressing yourself, and I definitely took advantage of that.”  That summer… read more