Posts Categorized: 2013

Anna Halprin

Posted in 80 Faces, 2013.

Anna Halprin is a San Francisco Bay Area-based dancer and choreographer, best known for her groundbreaking work as founder of the San Francisco Dancer’s Workshop in 1955. She has enjoyed an illustrious career as a dance theater artist since the… read more

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