Posts Categorized: 80 Faces

Maguy Marin

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

1983 marked ADF’s Dance from France series, which featured performances from five modern dance companies. ADF Director Emeritus Charles L. Reinhart remembers, “In France, we saw all this extraordinary stuff. There was a bonanza of French choreographic talent, so we… read more

Doug Elkins

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Doug Elkins, a choreographer, dancer, and 2007 graduate of the Hollins University/American Dance Festival MFA program, shares with us his journey of creating his renowned work Fraülein Maria. A vibrant, boisterous show, Fraülein Maria recently completed its So Long, Farewell… read more

Eiko & Koma

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Eiko & Koma’s long association with ADF began thirty years ago, with their first performance at Page Auditorium in 1983. That beginning marked the first of 18 ADF appearances to date, including 9 ADF commissions and the presentation of the… read more

Susana Tambutti

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Susana Tambutti, dancer, choreographer, and a professor at Buenos Aires University in Argentina, has been a spirited member of ADF’s international programming. She began as a participant in ADF International Choreographers Workshop in 1988.  She has been commissioned by the… read more

Merce Cunningham (1919-2009)

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Modern dance pioneer Merce Cunningham has touched ADF in significant ways throughout its history. From attending the earliest years of ADF as a young dancer in the Martha Graham Company to receiving the Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for… read more