Posts Categorized: 80 Faces

Jennifer Tipton

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Jennifer Tipton is an award-winning lighting designer whose work has touched ADF in myriad ways. As a young fifteen-year-old from Knoxville, Tennessee, she ventured to the northeast for the first time to attend ADF at Connecticut College and traveled–solo–to New… read more

Bill T. Jones

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

When choreographer, dancer, and artistic director Bill T. Jones arrived at ADF in 1981 as part of the Emerging Generations Program, it was not, in fact, his first visit. Mr. Jones states, “Years earlier, I attended the festival before its… read more

Former First Lady Betty Ford (1918-2011)

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Betty (front left) in a class at Bennington College.Photo: Gerald R. Ford Library In 1934, modern dance pioneers Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman and Hanya Holm converged to create the Bennington School of Dance in the green mountains of… read more

Jason Samuels Smith

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Jason Samuels Smith is a world-renowned tap dancer based in New York City. In 2004, he performed as part of ADF’s Festival of the Feet, which featured American tap dance, Spanish flamenco, and Indian Kathak. His serendipitous meeting with Kathak… read more

Alex Katz

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Acclaimed visual artist Alex Katz has a lengthy association with the modern dance world. He designed sets and costumes for choreographer Paul Taylor for nearly three decades and befriended ADF Director Emeritus Charles L. Reinhart during the latter’s tenure as… read more